The United States -- India Strategic Relationship
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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India is grappling with its current and future geostrategic role, which ranges from acting as a regional security provider in the Indian Ocean Region IOR, to assuming the role of a world economic and military power. What role India pursues will affect the balance of power in the IOR and the greater Pacific theater, as the United States refocuses towards the Pacific and the Chinese navy deploys with regularity into the IOR to secure access to raw materials. By examining the significant national security events in Indias history from 1947 to the present, and looking at how these events have affected Indias perception of itself and the creation of Indian national security strategy, the United States can better understand Indian intentions. The paper discusses some of the challenges inherent with this new strategic relationship between the United States and India, and provides recommendations for enhancing the relationship.
- Government and Political Science
- Humanities and History