Protesters shield themselves as policemen beat them with sticks during a demonstration near India Gate—AP

Protesters shield themselves as policemen beat them with sticks during a demonstration near India Gate—AP

Protesters shield themselves as policemen beat them with sticks during a demonstration near India Gate—AP

On the first day of American President Barack Obama’s visit to India, the two most commonly used words were chemistry and optics.

January 27, 2015, was an eventful day. A few events took place almost simultaneously on this day that are likely to impact the future of India’s security and economy.