India tries to shake off pro-Trump image in run-up to US election

As Joe Biden pulls ahead in the polls, Delhi avoids helping Donald Trump woo Indian-American voters

At a podium in Delhi on Tuesday, the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, and the secretary of defense, Mark Esper, made a clear declaration of their country’s commitment to its alliance with India.

“The US will stand with India in its efforts to defend its sovereignty and its liberty,” Pompeo said, emphasising the importance of the US-India relationship in countering China’s “threats”.

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