GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley said India is shifting closer to Russia because it perceives the Biden administration as too weak. “India doesn’t trust us to win. They don’t trust us to lead. They see right now that we’re weak. India has always played it smart,” she told Fox News in an interview.
Washington sees India as a strategic partner in the Indo-Pacific region. Tensions in the region have been escalating. India’s border sees frequent clashes with Chinese troops. But India’s stance on both the West and U.S. adversaries is still on a pendulum.