C.Raja Mohan writes in The Indian Express the Trump-Putin bromance is likely to define international politics through much of 2017. A genuine accommodation could significantly alter great power equations and reshape Eurasian regional politics. Trying and failing to construct such a grand bargain might, however, push US-Russian ties into a deep freeze. Either way, Delhi must be prepared for a major discontinuity in the way America and Russia deal with each other and Eurasia. As Trump and Putin play for high stakes, Delhi must try and influence the new Russian and American calculus through its own activism. Hoping that a Trump-Putin deal will inevitably benefit India could turn out to be a huge mistake.
Source - C.Raja Mohan / The Indian Express