There is a growing debate between London and New Delhi on their roles in the Indo-Pacific and how the two can work together in the region.
As the United States' relationships with Russia and China shift, and it faces a domestic backlash against globalization, India must take greater responsibility for its own regional security, re-evaluate its technology policies, and help stabilize the global trading system.
The Indian Emergency bears little direct parallels to the situation in the United States as yet. But it underlines why, in democratic systems of government, emergency powers, once unleashed, can and potentially will acquire a life of their own.
Recent revelations about the Rafale deal have all focused on one central question: was the contract for 36 aircrafts secured by the NDA government on better terms than the older UPA negotiations for 126 medium multi-role combat aircrafts, especially with respect to cost and delivery time?
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to India—as part of a larger tour of Asia, including Pakistan and China—should mark the consolidation of two important trends and help initiate a significant third.
Despite urban cities in India being hotspots of wealth and income, they continue to struggle with structural and service delivery challenges due to a lack of financial resources within the system.
The upcoming visit of Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, to India is not a routine affair. The trip to India is evidently timed to burnish his legitimacy after the international opprobrium that followed the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Trade issues are not a formal part of this week’s dialogue in Delhi between the visiting U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Indian Union Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu. But there is no doubt that mounting trade tensions between India and the United States have cast a dark shadow over the talks.
Current U.S. policy approaches toward the Indian subcontinent need to be understood against a far longer historical backdrop of U.S. involvement in South Asia.
The evolution of India’s foreign policy has been shaped by its experience in balancing competing interests during the Cold War.