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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 cooperation in SA: Beyond what meets the eye
May 06, 2024

India-US cooperation in SA: Beyond what meets the eye

India, the world’s largest democracy, and the United States (US), the world’s oldest democracy, are heading to elections this year. The elections come when both democracies are increasing their cooperation in South Asia (SA) to maintain a ‘free and open’ Indo-Pacific and push back against an assertive and aggressive China.

India-US cyber relations
Jan 14, 2014

India-US cyber relations

Although India's entry into the field of cyber security has been relatively late and much of the internal institutional streamlining is yet to take effect, the level of cooperation between India and the US in the field of cyber security has been substantial.

India-US defence relations: A close look at the emerging realities
Oct 20, 2010

India-US defence relations: A close look at the emerging realities

The Indo-US strategic partnership is still evolving. At present, it seems that political sensitivity, deep-seated distrust, bureaucratic and procedural hurdles and some short-sighted domestic policies in both countries are stalling this process.

India-US Defence Relations: In Search of a Direction
Jul 23, 2023

India-US Defence Relations: In Search of a Direction

The strong reactions to the non-inclusion of American firms in a major Indian military procurement tender, in the backdrop of proposed aggressive weapons sales by the Americans, paint a contrasting picture that could influence India-US defence relations in the near future. This Paper looks at the entire gambit of Indo-US Defence relations and, based on past experiences and ongoing deliberations, the challenges ahead.

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 diplomacy in health amidst 2024 elections
May 29, 2024

India-US diplomacy in health amidst 2024 elections

While the results of the elections are difficult to predict, the strong commitment and cooperation in the health sector between India-US should be enh

India-US homeland security cooperation in the time of Modi and Trump
Aug 29, 2017

India-US homeland security cooperation in the time of Modi and Trump

Bilateral ties between India and the United States have strengthened remarkably in recent years and nowhere has cooperation been greater than in the area of security. Despite certain divergences, both countries realise that there is a need for cooperation in combating terrorism to keep their homelands safe from extremist threats. Ever since the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May 2014, India has invested political capital in improving

India-US Intelligence Cooperation: Leapfrogging the curve
Apr 02, 2024

India-US Intelligence Cooperation: Leapfrogging the curve

The immense potential in broadening bilateral intelligence cooperation between India and the US to stay ahead of evolving threats needs to be explored

India-US partnership ripe for development
Aug 12, 2015

India-US partnership ripe for development

There is huge potential for development of the relationship between the US and India. Yet achieving this promise will require careful strategic planning from the governments of both nations, according to panellists at a discussion on the "India-US Partnership".

India-US relations: Firming resolve during India’s G20 Presidency
Aug 14, 2023

India-US relations: Firming resolve during India’s G20 Presidency

Robust India-US relations allows India to deal with regional impediments and take up a more active global role while keeping India’s interests front

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 relations: Too big to fail
Jun 29, 2019

India-US relations: Too big to fail

A new desire to cut down the “noise” about disputes was clearly visible on both the sides.

India-US Relationship in a New Tech-Order
Feb 14, 2023

India-US Relationship in a New Tech-Order

iCET will be led by the US National Science Foundation and Department of Science and Technology of India. Among its goals is an ambition to foster a partnership, joining six of India's technology innovation hubs to support at least 25 joint research projects with the US in areas such as AI and data science, and apply its gains to agriculture, health and climate, etc.

India-US relationship is built on the compact that alignment doesn’t require loss of strategic autonomy
Oct 03, 2019

India-US relationship is built on the compact that alignment doesn’t require loss of strategic autonomy

The Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal, its imposition of Iran oil sanctions, its withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord

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 Strategic Dialogue 2013: India, US on the same page on rising Chinese might
Dec 12, 2013

India-US Strategic Dialogue 2013: India, US on the same page on rising Chinese might

During the India-US Strategic Dialogue 2013, it was felt that it is essential for both the countries' interest, and that of the world at large, that there is stability in Afghanistan and Pakistan. And this stability can be ensured only through dismantling of terrorist outfits and strengthening of democratic institutions.

India-US Strategic Dialogue: Focus on the Big Picture
Jul 30, 2014

India-US Strategic Dialogue: Focus on the Big Picture

The dilemma facing ASEAN countries - economic benefits vs strategic balancing as they engage China - is nothing unique. This provides the context for India and the US to channel their efforts in establishing a firm partnership for enabling a stable Asian order.

India-US ties are strong – but for a price
Jul 02, 2018

India-US ties are strong – but for a price

It wants India to break its relationships with Iran and Russia.

India-US Ties: Mindset needs to change
Nov 11, 2010

India-US Ties: Mindset needs to change

Indians in large numbers are already working in the US in various spheres of technology. If the emerging Indian talent pool can be transferred to critical innovation projects under a specially created Indo-US Special Purpose Vehicle, it could go a long way in maximizing welfare in both societies.

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 ties: The downside of the downslide
Feb 06, 2014

India-US ties: The downside of the downslide

The next Indian government will have to reorder policies and priorities, without bureaucratic hindrance and with procedures that are streamlined and not subject to whimsical changes. The next decade is crucial for our young population; rights oriented populism will have to cede to growth and production oriented policies to attract investment.

India-US WTO patch-up: Will the TFA really help India?
Nov 15, 2014

India-US WTO patch-up: Will the TFA really help India?

In spite of some benefits, the TFA is embroiled in controversy. Trade facilitation, according to some scholars, will enhance the developed countries' access to Indian markets and may impact manufacturing growth. Studies have shown India is losing out in competitiveness in all product lines and there has been a 'hollowing out' of industries.

India-US-Australia Defence Cooperation
May 25, 2011

India-US-Australia Defence Cooperation

A roundtable on India-US-Australia cooperation at ORF revolved around issues that are of common interests to all three countries, such as maritime security and cooperation, piracy and disaster management among other issues.

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

2+2 Curtain Raiser:  A look back at past India-US 2+2 dialogues
Apr 11, 2022

2+2 Curtain Raiser: A look back at past India-US 2+2 dialogues

Analysing the past India-US 2+2 dialogues as the fourth edition of the same in underway.

A brief history of India-US relations: Nehru to Modi, Truman to Biden
Jun 17, 2023

A brief history of India-US relations: Nehru to Modi, Truman to Biden

This retrospective analysis traces diplomatic relations between India and US, from a bipolar world to a multipolar one

A new normal has now been set for India-US relations
Feb 27, 2020

A new normal has now been set for India-US relations

That Trump travelled to India without any substantive deliverable is the real story here

A strong India-US partnership is the best balancer to China’s growing power
Jan 24, 2018

A strong India-US partnership is the best balancer to China’s growing power

America’s global hegemony is the sum total of its domination in various regions of the world like Europe, Middle East, or East Asia. Today when the Americans look at East Asia, they see a hugely enriched and militarily powerful China increasingly challenging them.

A Survey of India-US Defence Cooperation
Mar 15, 2024

A Survey of India-US Defence Cooperation

Manoj Joshi, “A Survey of India-US Defence Cooperation,” ORF Special Report No. 224, March 2024, Observer Research Foundation.