'Both are broadly seen as favouring India': US elections

Q. Why should Indians be following the US elections?

A. What happens in the US has significance and repercussions for India and indeed the rest of the world in terms of foreign policy, economic policy etc. To begin with the geo-politics, who wins will have a bearing on the war in Iraq. A McCain victory will spell an extended stay in Iraq with its own consequences. An Obama will mean other consequences that may arise from a quick US withdrawal.

Q. What are the issues related to India in the elections?

A. There are not may direct issues. India does not figure in a big way but the fact is the debates about the economy and jobs in the election have a bearing on India. Also, the debates on immigration are relevant to some Indians.

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