Indo-US Ties in the Age of “Pivot”

  • Harsh V. Pant
  • Yogesh Joshi


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.


Indian Ocean Foreign Policy Modus Government Hedging Strategy Strategic Partnership 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harsh V. Pant
    • 1
  • Yogesh Joshi
    • 2
  1. 1.King’s College LondonUK
  2. 2.Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityIndia

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