Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Washington, DC on June 7 and 8—his fourth trip to the United States since assuming office in 2014. Prime Minister Modi’s visit will include an address before a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress, a keynote speech to the U.S.-India Business Council, and private meetings with U.S. President Barack Obama and key Cabinet officials. His visit will focus on the U.S.-India bilateral relationship; a partnership President Obama has called the “defining relationship of the twenty-first century.” 

Ahead of Modi’s visit, C. Raja Mohan, director of Carnegie India, and Milan Vaishnav, senior associate in Carnegie’s South Asia program, discussed recent trends in the U.S.-India relationship (including Modi’s track record in his first two years in office) and prospects for its future as part of a Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ on Tuesday, May 31. This online Q&A is part of a series of AMAs done with the help of the Geopolitics Subreddit

Click here to read the Reddit AMA.


C. Raja Mohan is director of Carnegie India. A leading analyst of India’s foreign policy, Mohan is also an expert on South Asian security, great-power relations in Asia, and arms control. Follow him on Twitter @MohanCRaja.


Milan Vaishnav is senior associate in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he works on the political economy of India. Follow him on Twitter @MilanV