Sameer Lalwani
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A big step forward in US-India defence ties

Lloyd Austin's visit and PM Modi’s visit to Washington DC shows how US-India defence ties have flourished, and marks potential for reciprocity on key issues

India has been able to leverage state-of-the-art defence acquisitions from the US to counter Chinese assertiveness(HT File)
Published on Jun 04, 2023 10:46 AM IST

What the 2022 US defence strategy means for India

The document offers a chance for the two nations to deepen cooperation and sharpen their focus on China. But both need to be ready for tough choices

It is important to remember that the degree of sharing will be intertwined with the willingness of the two countries to make common cause in joint capabilities and planning. The US will collaborate on technology development with partners most willing to share deterrence burdens, build joint capabilities, and complicate China’s military plans. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 09, 2023 06:47 AM IST

How confident are Indians in Modi’s India?

Our research dives into Indians’ attitudes on the state of the nation and how the PM and BJP fare

71% of respondents somewhat or strongly support PM Modi, suggesting that he continues to be among the most popular national leaders in the world. Such a high degree of nationalism and support for the PM plausibly grants the BJP greater flexibility in crafting its foreign policy. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 26, 2022 08:23 PM IST

Why US confronting Russia will bolster the Indo-Pacific strategy

As the West punishes Russia for its invasion of Ukraine through sanctions, a depleted Russia will see friction in its partnership with China. This, coupled with US’s increased role in the Indo-Pacific will work in India’s favour

Whether bogged down in Ukraine or able to find a face-saving exit, Russia will be far less intimidating to a rejuvenated, hard-balancing Europe ready to assume greater defence responsibility in NATO. (AP)
Updated on Apr 09, 2022 07:42 PM IST

What India can do to avoid US sanctions over Russia

The CAATSA legislation compels the US to impose secondary sanctions on any entity that does business with the Russian defence industrial complex. The S-400 delivery to India would constitute such a trigger

Representational Image. (File photo)
Updated on Sep 22, 2021 06:47 PM IST
BySameer Lalwani

Danger zone: Posturing against Pakistan can be costly for India

The next major crisis with Pakistan could derail our economic growth and hurt Narendra Modi’s domestic standing.

A BSF soldier stands guard outside the paramilitary’s headquarters in New Delhi. India and Pakistan ties have taken a beating with threats and warning flowing from both sides.(AP)
Updated on Sep 23, 2015 09:25 PM IST
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