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.
India must begin to take Trump seriously and assess the sources and consequences of America’s changing worldview.
The idea that India must unilaterally cede a veto to China over its partnership with America reveals an enduring strategic diffidence in Delhi. It also shows little awareness of either China’s geopolitical tradition or of modern India’s diplomatic practice.
The Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement would help Indian forces, especially its navy, to operate far from subcontinental shores at a moment when New Delhi has to secure its widely dispersed interests in the Indian Ocean and beyond.
Engagement with the U.S. defense establishment is only an important first step towards Delhi’s strategic appreciation of the stakes in the development of artificial intelligence and associated technologies.
In a rapidly evolving global landscape that is unforgiving of military misadventures, there is an urgent need for policymakers in both India and the United States to strengthen the instruments of economic diplomacy.