A Strong but Ambiguous Partnership : India-U.S. Ties under Trump – Sumit Kumar


Since the last decade of the 20th century, the relationship between India and the United States has transformed radically, with the two countries having an intense bilateral engagement in a wide range of areas including defense, security, economy, science and technology, nuclear development, education and others. The coming of Donald Trump to power in January 2017 and Trump’s highresounding appreciation of India and its people further generated hopes about the continuity of the upward movement in the bilateral ties between New Delhi and Washington. With the completion of the first year of Trump’s administration, it is very timely to examine the contours of India-U.S. ties, which will in turn help gauge the future prospects of the strategic partnership between the two sides under the incumbent U.S. administration.

  • The reinforcement of the defense partnership, a first pillar to the U.S.-India relationship
    • A continuity policy for the defense trade ? 
    • Maintaining the order in the Indo-Pacific region and the China factor 
    • Fighting terrorism
  • Trade issues and mixed signals 

Author : Sumit Kumar

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Asia Trends # 3 – Spring 2018 – The U.S. and the Indo-Pacific under Trump

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