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  • Defence Diplomacy in US-India Strategic Relationship

    Defence diplomacy helps build trust and confidence between nations and facilitates cooperation at political and economic level. This is evident from the growing US-India strategic relationship. Since the end of the Cold War, the US-India relationship has been evolving and “reaching new heights”. In this budding relationship, the most visible manifestation is cooperation in the sphere of defence.

    January 2011

    A Doctrine at Work: Obama's Evolving Nuclear Policy and What it Bodes for India

    President Obama made history by coming to office with the promise of working towards a nuclear weapons-free world. Envisioning a new non-proliferation momentum, Obama promised to revive the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) system and create nuclear security and energy architectures that will secure nuclear materials and make proliferation difficult. A year later, Obama realised the difficulties of selling his vision to his bureaucratic-military establishment, which resisted efforts to reduce the role of nuclear weapons while pushing for nuclear modernisation.

    March 2011

    India-US High Technology Cooperation: Moving Forward

    The amendment of the EAR is intended to realign US export policy towards India and expand cooperation in civil space, defence and high technology sectors.

    February 16, 2011

    Reconciling Rhetoric and Substance in India-US Relations

    A widening gap between rhetoric and reality will only lead to cynicism, and the gap can be narrowed only by establishing habits of cooperation that can withstand the vicissitudes of change, whether it be of governments or priorities.

    December 09, 2010

    An Impact Assessment of President Obama’s Visit on the India-US Strategic Partnership

    The India-US strategic partnership grounded in shared values as well as shared interests has been further deepened during Obama’s visit.

    December 09, 2010

    Prospects for Indo-US relations after President Obama’s visit

    The best approach for India and the United States will be to work towards incremental improvement in the relationship and focus on those areas which have a direct impact on the people of the two countries.

    December 06, 2010

    Indo-US Defence Cooperation: Set to Chart a New Trajectory

    The most important though understated aspect of Obama’s visit to India was the forward movement on almost all facets of defence cooperation.

    November 23, 2010

    Obama’s Visit and the Nuclear Conundrum

    The joint statement on nuclear issues reflects the combined endeavour of the two countries to find a new common ground, though the final outcome reflects the struggle of the traditional contending approaches of India and the United States.

    November 12, 2010

    Obama’s Visit and Strategic Trade Management

    The removal of some organisations from the Entity List has merely removed a layer of controls and there is no guarantee that all dual-use curbs on India would go.

    November 10, 2010

    India’s Accommodation in Multi-lateral Export Control Regimes

    Obama’s announcement of support for India’s prospective membership in multi-lateral export control regimes is a natural corollary of US efforts over the past five years to fully accommodate India in the global non-proliferation regime.

    November 10, 2010

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