Modi went to United States with three main objectives; 1) convince Trump to list Pakistan as a terror-sponsoring state like Iran, 2) keep US-NATO forces in Afghanistan, 3) buy arms from US to bully both Pakistan and its regional ally China.
Trump likes countries which can invest billions of dollars in America to boost country’s shrinking economy. Trouble is, India doesn’t have surplus capital like Saudi ‘royals’ to invest in America. Nearly 55% of India’s 1.2 billion citizens live below poverty line.
Modi did offer to buy 205 civil aircrafts from Boeing worth US$20 billion (as compared to Saudi US$110 billion arms deal) and to negotiate a long term deal to import LNG from United State worth US$45 billion which would cost more than India’s current import from Iran. India is world’s fourth largest importer of LNG.
India had offered to invest US$3 billion into Iran’s Farhad-B natural gas fields with reserve of nearly 19 trillion cubic ft. In May 2017, Tehran announced awarding development contract to Russian energy giant Gazprom.
Modi also tried to pacify Donald Trump’s earlier harsh criticism about the US’ trade imbalance with India to the tune of $30.8 billion.
I’m sure Modi know that India with the help of its arms supplier (US$2 billion per year) has created its own Taliban inside Northern part of Pakistan. Same goes for the terrorist Haqqani group which was in fact created by CIA.
Modi’s real problem with Pakistan is that India is losing its illegal occupation of Muslim-majority state of Kashmir.
During his June 25 visit, Modi also tried to take into confidence two anti-Muslim Israeli poodles; US defense secretary Gen. James Mattis, who admitted last month that US is losing war against Taliban and US secretary of state Rex Tillerson, who according to former US military intelligence officer, Robert David Steele, works for Israel.
According to a White House source, Trump was non-committal on Pakistan and China. He probably understands that the US needs Pakistan’s cooperation in Afghanistan and maintain economic relations with China. The US ambassador to the UN, pro-Israel Nikki Haley has disclosed – unwittingly, perhaps – that Trump aspires to mediate between India and Pakistan and has discussed this in the US National Security Council.