President Obama has elevated the India-United States strategic partnership to a higher level – “one of the defining partnerships in the 21st century.” The strategic partnership which is grounded in shared values as well as shared interests between the two great democracies has been further deepened as a result of a visionary and forward looking approach adopted and exercised by President Obama and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. There appears to be a greater clarity on shared interests as well on common challenges which is likely to lead to the evolution of a shared vision for the future. President Obama’s visit has set the right tone for advancing the relationship. It also highlighted the world’s expectation of India performing a global role in the coming years. For this purpose India will have to make itself more efficient and robust internally. In this process, India-United States strategic partnership could be of critical significance.