Obama makes the most of India's Republic Day parade
January 26, 2015  13:45
The New York Times on India's Republic Day celebrations.

"On one level, of course, it was just a parade. But as President Obama watched marching military units pass by at India's annual Republic Day celebration on Monday, it served as a fitting geopolitical metaphor as well.

Overhead were Russian-made MI-35 helicopters and on the street in front of him were Russian-made T-90 tanks, a reminder of India's longstanding ties to Moscow dating to the Cold War. Yet it was Mr. Obama in the seat of the chief guest as he used his visit here to cement stronger relations between the United States and India."

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