This study examines the emerging India-Us relationship and argues that India needs to create a more coherent policy for dealing with the United States. Such a policy needs to move away from Cold War formulations of what the US-India relationship should be, to on ethat recognises the realities of unipolarity, the impact of 9/11 on internatioanl security, and India's long-term aspirations in the internatioanl arena.
While India does not have a strategiec partnership with the United States, it shares a set of complementary interests. As democracies, both believe in spreading democractic values and creating a secular international system. Further, both face the challenge posed by radical terrorist groups that seek to destroy the very values both countreis cherish. Finally, both countries seek to maintain stability in Asia.
About Author :
Amit Gupta is a Visiting Senior Fellow at Observer Research Foundation. He got his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and has specialised in Internatioanl Security, US National Security Policy, and South Asian affairs. He currently teaches in the Department of Internal Security at the United States Air Force War College in Montogomery, Alabama. He is the author of Building an Arsenal (Praeger 1997) and co-editro with Raju G.C. Thomas of India's Nuclear Security (Lynne Rienner, 2000).
His writing have appeared in Orbis, Asian Survey, Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, and the International Journal of the History of Sport. he is currently working on a project that compares French and Indian Foreign policies.