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How to Keep the US-India Defense Relationship Moving Ahead
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How to Keep the US-India Defense Relationship Moving Ahead

Author Vikram Singh discusses why and how leaders in the United States and India should work together to reaffirm their strong defense partnership at a time when Asia is changing rapidly.

For the United States and India, a strong defense partnership is one of very few strategic opportunities in a rapidly changing Asia. Yet despite their strong commitment to the relationship, leaders in Washington and New Delhi risk letting it become an underperforming asset for both countries.

Positive steps like avoiding secondary sanctions on India over Iran or Russia and adding India to the top-tier U.S. list of “Strategic Trade Authorization-1” partners can leave officials sanguine about their ability to handle bilateral bumps in the road through calm collaboration, but the partnership needs to move beyond avoiding problems to maximize its strategic value.

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Vikram Singh

Senior Fellow