Indo-US Ties in the Age of “Pivot”
The US expects India to play a major role in its pivot strategy. Yet, India’s response has only been mixed toward the new US strategy in the Asia-Pacific. Under the UPA government, New Delhi tried to distance itself from America’s reengagement with Asia largely because it wanted to avoid the ire of Beijing. Under the Modi government, however, India appears to be a more enthusiastic strategic partner of Washington. Close strategic partnership with the US forms the first leg of India’s hedging strategy.
KeywordsIndian Ocean Foreign Policy Modus Government Hedging Strategy Strategic Partnership
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