• Wednesday, October 05, 2022


Modi’s Berlin visit signals Asian pivot for Atlanticist Merkel

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, (left), and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

By: Sarwar Alam

India is keen to attract more German companies to invest and improve bilateral relations, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi said ahead of a two-day visit to Europe’s leading economic power that began on Monday (29). Modi’s arrival comes a day after German Chancellor Angela Merkel shocked many in Washington and London by saying Europe must take its fate into its own hands, implying that the United States under President Donald Trump and Britain after its Brexit vote were no longer reliable partners. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang also visits Berlin this week, and the arrival of two leaders of rising Asian…

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