With the trade deal limbo and long spell without a confirmed ambassador, a strong iCET agenda will signal the US' recommitment to a strong relationship with India.
The government wanted demonetisation to combat three problems. None of them seem to have been solved.
Sitharaman, who is only the second woman defence minister in India's history, is expected to work closely with the Finance Minister to take key industry-related decisions
Most key Hindutva/RSS objectives have been achieved, and Modi & BJP now need social calm, at least till summer of 2024. A de-escalation of some sort is on.