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The pomp and ceremony with which President Barack Obama will host India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at a White House state dinner on Tuesday won’t alter a perception in India that it has lost ground to China in the new Administration’s Asia policy.
No sooner had the Nobel Peace Prize been awarded to Barack Obama than countless observers around the globe were shaking their head in puzzlement or dismay. Sure, there was the Committee’s official line, praising Obama’s “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” But that really didn’t shed much light on why the Oslo-based committee had bestowed the prestigious honor on a President who has been in office for less than a year