Relations between India and the United States have improved significantly during the past decade. Growing defence trade and military exchanges, plus civilian commerce and sustained efforts to address each other’s concerns, have helped reduce mutual suspicions which date back to the Cold War. However, the different geostrategic positions of the two countries and diverging policy priorities will continue to allow for selective cooperation only. India is bound to remain a gap in the US strategic pivot towards Asia.
Author: Prem Mahadevan