The European Union and India have developed a mature strategic partnership over the years, but the relationship now faces several challenges as Brussels begins to looks inwards and New Delhi to the United States and also eastwards. This paper argues that despite and also because of such challenges, this is the right moment for greater security engagement between the EU and India. The economic track is being revived, as negotiations continue towards a free trade agreement. Cultural and scientific exchanges have also flourished in recent years. It is now time to move the partnership into greater dialogue, coordination and cooperation in the security sphere.