President Putin’s Visit to India Will be a Moment of Reckoning for Both Countries
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President Putin’s Visit to India Will be a Moment of Reckoning for Both Countries

The Russian leader’s upcoming trip to India places the prerogative for deciding the future course of their strategic partnership squarely in his host’s lap. President Putin will visit India later this week to participate in the annual India-Russia Summit, though this year’s event is the most significant in recent memory. Both Great Powers have enjoyed…

US-Indian Relations: Trump Gets a Unique Partner for America First
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US-Indian Relations: Trump Gets a Unique Partner for America First

The inaugural meeting of the foreign and defence ministers of India and the United States in a new “2+2” format on September 6 in New Delhi assumed added significance as an attempt by the Trump administration to translate its Indo-Pacific vision outlined in the National Security Strategy (NSS) of last December. The NSS had explicitly…

US and India 2+2 = Unprecedented Partnership Minus Strategic Autonomy
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US and India 2+2 = Unprecedented Partnership Minus Strategic Autonomy

Many commentators remarked how the results of the first-ever 2+2 talks between the US and India were apparently mixed, but the reality is that they couldn’t have been any more straightforward. Both Great Powers agreed to the COMCASA military communications pact and announced that they’ll be holding their first-ever tri-service drills next year which will…