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Green is the Colour of Indo-US Ties

Mainstream Weekly, September 18, 2017

Shreya Upadhyay is a Research Consultant with the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore.

The Indo-US strategic partnership is broad-based and has found resonance in shared values, democratic principles as well as geopolitical interests.This article explores the long-term response of New Delhi on climate change in the wake of Trexit. What readjustments need to be made from the Indian side to make the situation advantageous to suits it energy needs? What is the future of India’s involvement in shaping the emerging world?


India and US: Converting the Defence Relations into a Strategic Partnership

ISSSP Perspective, NIAS, 31 August 2017

International Strategic and Security Studies Programme (ISSSP), organized a lecture by Prof Amit Gupta titled, “India and US: Converting the Defence Relations into a Strategic Partnership,” on 31 August, 2017. The lecture took a critical account of the current trajectory of India-US defence relations and brought out few possible areas of cooperation between the two countries. Below are the excerpts from the lecture.

The report is prepared by Ms. Sourina Bej, Research Associate at the ISSSP.

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The US Elections: Trump, Hillary & India

The US Elections: Trump, Hillary & India

NIAS Strategic Forecast No. 9 | Author: Amit Gupta | July 2016

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To cite: Amit Gupta. The US Elections: Trump, Hillary & India. NIAS Strategic Forecast No. 9. Bangalore: International Strategic and Security Studies Programme, National Institute of Advanced Studies, September 2016, available at

nsf-9There is global interest in the 2016 US elections because of the candidacy of Donald Trump. If one leaves aside the outrageous and distasteful statements of Mr. Trump there are some ideas that he has put forward that are quite revolutionary from an American foreign policy perspective. Similarly, Hillary Clinton, thanks to the Bernie Sanders candidacy, has been moved significantly to the left in the context of her foreign economic policy. What are these key shifts, to what extent are they enforceable, and what implications are there for India?

Neither candidate is likely to pose major problems for the Indian government since the India-US relationship has moved beyond the idiosyncrasies of a specific administration. Common interests now shape the relationship and the US has dropped its hyphenation of India with Pakistan and recognizes that Kashmir is not an easily resolvable issue. President Trump is likely to be even more unsympathetic to Pakistan on the Kashmir issue given that protesters in Srinagar have started raising ISIS flags, an action that raises the hackles of western intelligence organizations. To sum up, the India-US relationship is unlikely to undergo major downturns since the relationship is better institutionalized and both candidates are seeking to be focused on domestic issues.

The New Symphony: Emerging Indo-US Security Entente

The New Symphony: Emerging Indo-US Security Entente

NIAS Strategic Forecast No. 8 | Author: Vijay Shankar | July 2016

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To cite: Vijay Shankar. The New Symphony: Emerging Indo-US Security Entente. NIAS Strategic Forecast No. 8. Bangalore: International Strategic and Security Studies Programme, National Institute of Advanced Studies, July 2016, available at http://isssp.in/the-new-symphony-emerging-indo-us-security-entente/

NSF 8Change, more often than not, is driven by circumstances rather than scholastic deliberation. As President Obama once put it, perhaps as an unintended barb to the legions of geo-political seers that stalk Massachusetts Avenue, Washington DC, “Change doesn’t come from Washington but comes to Washington.” So it was with Prime Minister Modi’s three-day state visit to the USA (6th June to 8th June 2016). Not only did the visit lay the foundation to several strategic goals mutual to both sides, but was also punctuated by symbolism that provides a basis for the future.

When Modi suggested stepping out of the “shadows of hesitations of the past” he could not have stated in more unequivocal terms that India’s strategic orientation was now one that not only respected the status quo, but also would contribute towards ensuring that attempts to upset it would not go unchallenged. At the same time laying a floral wreath at Arlington Cemetery to the Tomb of the Unknowns (a first for an Indian PM), on the face of it, was a tribute to that one unquestioning instrument of state power who historically has laid down his all for a national cause. Underlying the salute was recognition of the role played by the military in binding and stabilizing an uncertain security milieu.

Obama’s India Visit: Opportunities & Challenges

Niti Central, January 23, 2015

Aditi Malhotra, Senior Research Fellow, National Institute of Advanced Studies

xniti_central.jpg.pagespeed.ic.FAgG9ZSo4jPresident Obama’s visit to India marks a crucial event, with hope of instilling a sense of dynamism in India-US relations. Interestingly, Barack Obama would be the first serving American President to ever attend India’s Republic Day celebrations and also the first to visit India twice. Going beyond the high symbolism that dominates the visit, this article highlights some of the opportunities & challenges for Indo-US relations.

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