US President Barack Obama shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David, Maryland—AP

US President Barack Obama shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David, Maryland—AP

US President Barack Obama shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David, Maryland—AP

The Narendra Modi government approaching the 100-day mark demands an assessment of its performance. A national television channel even arranged, more a boxing match than a debate, a programme on whether Mr Modi’s foreign policy is continuity or radical change.

It is widely acknowledged that relations between the West and Russia have never been as bad as they are since the end of the Cold War. The reason, of course, is Ukraine, but beyond it lie the implied conflicting interests of the two sides.