A man carries a child past a bus sunken halfway into the ground and covered in rubble in Jammu, India. Rains in Jammu have caused landslides severe enough to damage the Jammu-Srinagar highway, leaving over 300 vehicles stranded there.
The revelation could cast a cloud over US-Indian trade and defense diplomacy. Last December the two countries had a bilateral spat over the arrest of an Indian diplomat in New York.
As an opposition member of parliament, I can happily say that Modi appears to have realized that he will have to lead the nation from the center and not from the extreme right, where he built his base. But if he backslides, we will resist him robustly. India's democracy deserves no less.
The India election that begins this week could catapult a Hindu nationalist, Narendra Modi, to power. How he defines the national interest will determine India's place in the world as a peaceful player.