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India-US 2+2 Strategic Dialogue Keeps Indo-Pacific in Focus
Nov 20, 2023

India-US 2+2 Strategic Dialogue Keeps Indo-Pacific in Focus

Despite multiple crises in Europe and the Middle East, the 2+2 strategic dialogue demonstrated that Washington has not entirely lost sight of what needs to be done in the Indo-Pacific.

India-US Defence Trade Continuity Under Trump
May 12, 2023

India-US Defence Trade Continuity Under Trump

This brief explores the factors informing the Donald Trump administration’s continuity on the US’s defence trade with India. The administration’s impetus to maintain US-India defence trade stems from factors like the ‘reverse revolving door’ policy that has increased the influence of US defence contractors, its ‘Buy American’ policy to boost US arms exports, and defence trade being construed as an incremental means to correct the bi

India-US relations: Let's get real
Jun 06, 2012

India-US relations: Let's get real

As political India wakes up to a more complex security environment enveloping it, Delhi needs to demonstrate greater pragmatism in enhancing cooperation with Washington.

India-US relationship: Is the top-down structure sustainable?
Jul 06, 2018

India-US relationship: Is the top-down structure sustainable?

How will the US establishment come to terms with the fact that for the better part of the 21st century, India will be the larger economic partner? Has Delhi realised the potential and consequences of this shift?

INDIA-US STRATEGIC DIALOGUE
Dec 10, 2004

INDIA-US STRATEGIC DIALOGUE

On December 10-11, 2003, the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and the RAND Corporation held a ¿strategic dialogue¿ in New Delhi. The meeting brought together scholars, diplomats, and functionaries from the governments of India and the United States to discuss policy issues important to both countries. This report , which summarizes the discussions, should be of interest to high-level policy makers in the Indian and US governments, as well as

India-US ties: Overcoming hesitation
May 10, 2021

India-US ties: Overcoming hesitation

The ties between Delhi and Washington seemed headed for the doldrums due to a policy error on Biden’s part, but the US reversal is a good sign for both nations

India-US: A high maintenance relationship
Jun 30, 2018

India-US: A high maintenance relationship

The US relationship has traditionally been much more troubled in India because of several additional factors. The US and India were on opposite sides

India-Vietnam Ties Deepen in Dynamic Indo-Pacific
Jun 07, 2022

India-Vietnam Ties Deepen in Dynamic Indo-Pacific

Given that the China threat looms large for both Vietnam and India, the bilateral relationship between New Delhi and Hanoi is likely to gain even greater traction.

India: Kejriwal's party and its prospects and  predicament
Oct 19, 2012

India: Kejriwal's party and its prospects and predicament

Social activist Arvind Kejriwal announced on October 2 in New Delhi with lots of fanfare that a new political party has come into existence whose name would be decided later, but it has started functioning.

India: Realpolitik vs founding principles, BJP seeks road to power ?
Jun 21, 2013

India: Realpolitik vs founding principles, BJP seeks road to power ?

Eager to discover the road to Delhi's throne, India's main opposition party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is trapped in a cleft, not knowing whether to follow the dictates of 'realpolitik' or stick to its original principles as formulated by the party's elders in close consultation with the Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh (RSS) mentor.

India: Republic is 65 years young - or, old?
Jan 31, 2014

India: Republic is 65 years young - or, old?

In next four months, there is going to be a new government in New Delhi. The upcoming general elections are likely to be one of the most bitter and hard-fought battles in country's over six decades of Independence.

India: Will Assembly polls herald early elections to Parliament?
Mar 23, 2012

India: Will Assembly polls herald early elections to Parliament?

Are national parties on decline? Can a non-Congress, non-BJP coalition come to power in New Delhi after the next General Elections due in 2014? Or even before, if a political crisis or coalition-accident leads to mid-term elections?

Indian diplomacy in the age of COVID-19
May 02, 2020

Indian diplomacy in the age of COVID-19

New Delhi has been quietly focused on tackling the immediate aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis, trying to help others within its own limitations and bu

Indian Foreign Minister Jaishankar Goes to Russia
Nov 12, 2022

Indian Foreign Minister Jaishankar Goes to Russia

New Delhi’s relations with Moscow continue to be good, but the long-term prognosis is complicated, especially by China.

Indian Foreign Minister Visits Australia Amid Deepening Relations
Feb 23, 2023

Indian Foreign Minister Visits Australia Amid Deepening Relations

There is a lot riding on the relationship for both New Delhi and Canberra given that both have a inherent interest in balancing China and ensuring a stable Indo-Pacific strategic order.

Indian national security and defence in 2019: Modi ticks three boxes
Dec 27, 2019

Indian national security and defence in 2019: Modi ticks three boxes

Political will, which is otherwise scarce in New Delhi, is precisely what Modi demonstrated whether it was Balakot, the Kinetic Direct Ascent Anti-Sat

India’s Afghan dilemma is tougher than ever
Feb 20, 2019

India’s Afghan dilemma is tougher than ever

New Delhi requires partners both outside and inside Afghanistan to protect its presence and interests in the war-torn country.

India’s cautious return to Afghanistan
Jul 21, 2022

India’s cautious return to Afghanistan

Despite being knocked off its feet by the collapse of the Ghani government of Afghanistan in mid-August 2021, New Delhi has quickly re-established its presence in the new Taliban-led Afghanistan.

India’s Central Asian outreach
Oct 25, 2021

India’s Central Asian outreach

Afghanistan’s situation has thrown up challenges for New Delhi

India’s East Asia outreach shows its centrality to regional stability
Apr 15, 2024

India’s East Asia outreach shows its centrality to regional stability

New Delhi is trying to deepen ties to confront common threats but in-group differences pose hurdles

India’s evolving subregional approach to security cooperation
Nov 30, 2020

India’s evolving subregional approach to security cooperation

The subregional approach has been providing Delhi the opportunity to experiment with new arrangements in building security cooperation with its neighb

India’s foreign policy: Assertive in the face of challenges old and new
Dec 30, 2017

India’s foreign policy: Assertive in the face of challenges old and new

As 2017 draws to a close, India can look at the year gone by with some satisfaction even as there might be some trepidation about the coming year.

India’s G-20 Presidency Is a Golden Opportunity
Nov 26, 2022

India’s G-20 Presidency Is a Golden Opportunity

New Delhi has the chance to shape the global agenda and advocate for its vision of multilateralism.

India’s growing Iran dilemma
Apr 25, 2019

India’s growing Iran dilemma

The Iran sanction waiver issue is just the latest manifestation of New Delhi’s rising challenge in managing ties with Tehran.

India’s Iran conundrum is back
Apr 29, 2019

India’s Iran conundrum is back

The Trump administration’s sanctions hardball puts New Delhi in a tight spot.

India’s major power gambit
Oct 04, 2019

India’s major power gambit

Global trends are evolving rapidly and major powers are re-defining their ties with each other to match their contemporary requirements. In light of these trends, New Delhi will also have to be diplomatically nimble as it seeks to engage major powers more substantively.

India’s Malabar Dilemma
May 10, 2023

India’s Malabar Dilemma

Speculations are rife about India possibly inviting Australia for the next Malabar naval exercise—which COVID-19 has caused to be moved to 2021.[1] If true, this would represent a break from the past and signal a change in the Asian strategic environment. Over the past few years, India has consistently resisted including Australia in the exercise, despite the latter’s willingness. The only other time that Australia was included in the Malabar

India’s maritime power is growing, but challenges loom
Aug 14, 2023

India’s maritime power is growing, but challenges loom

As India marks its 77th Independence Day, New Delhi is well on its way towards building strong strategic partnerships in the Indo-Pacific

India’s missile test spotlights its lingering space challenges
Mar 29, 2019

India’s missile test spotlights its lingering space challenges

While a recent test is no doubt historic, New Delhi has much work left to do to address the challenges that remain.

India’s Moment in the Geopolitics of Oil
Apr 04, 2023

India’s Moment in the Geopolitics of Oil

Global energy markets have battled continuous uncertainty over the past three years, disrupted first by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021, and by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022. India has been adept at navigating both these disruptions, using economic diplomacy to position itself favourably in the geopolitics of oil. New Delhi’s delicate balancing of its political relationship with both Washington DC and Moscow has been accompanied

India’s Move on Kashmir Puts Pakistan on the back foot
Aug 08, 2019

India’s Move on Kashmir Puts Pakistan on the back foot

India’s decision to revoke Article 370 giving special status to Jammu & Kashmir has put Pakistan on the back foot, dealt New Delhi back into the Sou

India’s must look beyond ASEAN in regional security
Nov 08, 2019

India’s must look beyond ASEAN in regional security

In recognition of ASEAN’s limitations, New Delhi must also continue to strengthen its ties with other institutions, frameworks, and countries as well.

India’s new defense budget: Another year, another disappointment?
Feb 07, 2020

India’s new defense budget: Another year, another disappointment?

The new numbers highlight New Delhi’s continued challenge of investing in its much-needed military modernization.

India’s nuanced approach in the South China Sea
Apr 20, 2024

India’s nuanced approach in the South China Sea

New Delhi’s strategic recalibration recognises the South China Sea’s critical importance to regional security and the global maritime order

India’s pivot to Australia
Jul 22, 2020

India’s pivot to Australia

With discussions underway for Canberra to join the Malabar naval exercises, New Delhi hopes to add a new backer in its fight against China

India’s Place in Australia’s National Defense Strategy 2024
Apr 24, 2024

India’s Place in Australia’s National Defense Strategy 2024

The pace of growth in the Australia-India strategic relationship is quite impressive, but New Delhi’s hesitance on hard security issues may hamper further developments.

India’s Place in the New US Indo-Pacific Strategy
Feb 24, 2022

India’s Place in the New US Indo-Pacific Strategy

New Delhi finds a prominent place in the strategy’s focus on Washington’s network of allies and partners across the Indo-Pacific.

India’s response to state fragility in Africa
Oct 27, 2017

India’s response to state fragility in Africa

New Delhi is increasingly positioning itself as a significant player in African peace, security and development. Examining the question of how India responds to state fragility in Africa, this brief finds that India’s engagement is mostly transactional: working around, rather than on, sources of political fragility. Development and security interventions tend to operate in silos, but might change if Indian commercial investments are threatened

India’s revamped interests defines Chabahar and its relations with Iran
Mar 07, 2020

India’s revamped interests defines Chabahar and its relations with Iran

New Delhi now ought to prove its logistical capabilities in accomplishing the full potential of the port to maintain its credibility in the global con

India’s rocky road to the Indo-Pacific
Aug 02, 2018

India’s rocky road to the Indo-Pacific

While India rhetorically endorses the idea of the Indo-Pacific, three issues prevent actual operationalisation of the concept for New Delhi.

India’s role in the world order is keenly being watched
Apr 06, 2023

India’s role in the world order is keenly being watched

‘Dogmas of Delhi’ mustn’t beat our ability to innovate and experiment  at the level  of big ideas

India’s SCO presidency: Leading global action against drug trafficking
Apr 03, 2023

India’s SCO presidency: Leading global action against drug trafficking

New Delhi must leverage its SCO presidency to ensure greater cooperation amongst the member countries against drug trafficking

India’s SCO presidency: Leveraging opportunities
Oct 17, 2022

India’s SCO presidency: Leveraging opportunities

New Delhi must adopt a positive role during the SCO presidency and use the forum for the betterment of the whole of Eurasia

India’s Semiconductor Pursuit
Jan 29, 2022

India’s Semiconductor Pursuit

New Delhi is clearly making a push to expand its capabilities in the critical semiconductor industry.

India’s Space Program: The commercial domain
May 10, 2019

India’s Space Program: The commercial domain

The establishment of a new private institution has spotlighted New Delhi’s ongoing efforts to build out the commercial aspect of its space program.

India’s Stakes in Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan
Aug 01, 2023

India’s Stakes in Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan

The Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan in August 2021 changed the strategic dynamics in the region. For India, the new regime and its attendant risks—especially the threat of terrorism—quickly put it in an unenviable position. This brief assesses India’s policy towards Afghanistan since August 2021. It will cover how India has articulated its Afghan policy, domestically and in multilateral organisations, and its incremental

India’s strategy in the China-Russia-USA triangle
Dec 20, 2019

India’s strategy in the China-Russia-USA triangle

Delhi wants to remain an Eurasian power, swinging between East and West according to its priorities. Its military ties with Moscow. The economic importance of Beijing. America as a strategic counterweight – as long as it works.

India’s Submarine Saga
Jun 11, 2021

India’s Submarine Saga

New Delhi approved a proposal to purchase six conventional submarines, but given past delays it’s not clear that India’s naval woes will dissipate anytime soon.

India’s Taiwan Moment
Aug 20, 2022

India’s Taiwan Moment

Realities in the Indo-Pacific region have changed, and it’s time for New Delhi to deepen its political ties with Taipei.

India’s UNSC moment
Jan 25, 2021

India’s UNSC moment

Delhi must contribute its bit to shape the rules of a “reformed multilateralism”