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How to convert India-US defence relations from transactional to strategic?

Narendra Modi must remind Joe Biden that America's goal of expanding multilateralism in the Indo-Pacific includes a pivotal role for a militarily powerful India

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Indian defence industry | US India relations  | Narendra Modi

Ajai Shukla 



Ajai Shukla

Over the past two decades, there has been a strengthening bipartisan consensus in Washington on the need for a strong, multi-faceted strategic partnership with India. That has even weathered (so far at least!) India’s turn towards political authoritarianism, majoritarianism, and erosion of the personal freedoms that the US holds dear. Consequently, the transition in January from Donald Trump’s presidency to that of Joe Biden is likely to bring about changes only of style, rather than substance, in the defence relations between New Delhi and Washington.

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First Published: Thu, December 03 2020. 22:42 IST

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