Rather than just looking at Maritime Domain Awareness collaboration as a reaction to China’s rise, India must see it as a necessary step to maintain its position in the Indian Ocean and secure its strategic leverage in its primary area of interest.
Win or lose, Donald Trump is likely to herald a major discontinuity in America’s political evolution.
Animated by the reality of shared values and increasingly convergent interests, Modi seeks a robust fraternity with Washington, which enhances Indian power.
There is no denying the new sense of strategic purpose between New Delhi and Washington.
Modi used his Congress address to present India as a credible and reliable partner for America in these uncertain times.
The final meeting between Obama and Modi will be a reflection of the achievements in the last two years, and will lay the groundwork for the future.
Modi and Obama must work out a new framework for geo-political burden-sharing between India and the United States.
Given China’s growing force projection capabilities, the United States and India will have to work together to develop a strategy of balancing, without containing, China.
America’s leaders have drawn attention to a deep paradox of Japan’s nuclear story.
Although aimed at American audiences, the Indian strategic community could well benefit from the rare discussion on geoeconomics offered by Blackwill and Harris.