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15 December 2016,

No direct impact on U.S.-India ties: Experts

Ambassador Neelam Deo, Director, Gateway House, was mentioned in an article by The Hindu on Trump's appointment of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State and what this would mean for Indo-U.S. relations.

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Below is the quote from Neelam,

‘According to former Ambassador Neelam Deo, now with Gateway House, the Indian leadership would have no issue dealing with a businessman-diplomat or for that matter the U.S.’s businessman-President.

“PM [Narendra] Modi is himself quite comfortable dealing with businessmen, and is seen as a dealmaker and risk-taker. I don’t see that he would have any trouble hitting it off with Mr. Trump or Mr. Tillerson. Despite their obvious differences in temperament, he and President [Barack] Obama were extremely close, remember.”’

Read the rest of the article here.