With growing diaspora activism against the Indian government and a push for United States action against India’s discriminatory citizenship law, the relationship between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump is once again in the spotlight.

Late last year, Modi visited the United States for a “Howdy Modi” rally in Texas, just weeks after implementing a wide communication shutdown in Kashmir. The event drew thousands of Indian-American supporters.

And now, officials say that Trump will likely visit India next month for a similar townhall celebration, as social unrest continues to grow both here and in India over the country’s new citizenship law.

For more on how the history of the relationship between Modi and Trump relates to the current situation, The Takeaway spoke with Milan Vaishnav, a senior fellow and director of the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Anjali Kamat, an investigative reporter at WNYC.