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India's interests tilt eastwards

https://www.google.co.in/amp/indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/the-versus-nation-donald-trump-us-taiwan-china-one-china-policy-india-narendra-modi-ram-madhav-4454993/lite/India’s interests tilt eastwards, it walks a new tightropeIndia’s economic and strategic interests are hugely tied to the Indian Ocean, the 21st century’s theatre of huge rivalries. If Trump translates his rhetoric into reality, a harried China will be a nightmare there.WRITTEN BY RAM MADHAV |Published On: January 2, 2017 4:39 AmUS President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen. (Source: Reuters)“Nations have no permanent friends or allies in diplomacy; they have only permanent interests,” said the famous English statesman Lord Palmerstone. One country that takes this seriously is America. Henry Kissinger, the man who affected a major shift in US foreign policy as secretary of state during the Nixon regime by allying with ideological arch rival China, amended the statement by stating, “America…