US-India Relations: Can India Step Up to the Plate?


Dhruva Jaishankar

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 126


Washington, D.C.: East-West Center

Publication Date: August 2, 2011
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Despite several recent setbacks and a sense of stagnation in the US-India relationship, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's recent visit to India for the second annual US-India Strategic Dialogue exposed the breadth of the bilateral agenda and the United States' unambiguous desire for India to assume greater leadership in the Asia-Pacific. Dhruva Jaishankar, Program Officer with the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States,explains that while for a variety of reasons New Delhi may be constrained from taking on an exalted leadership role in the short-term, it is in both countries' interests that Washington continue to deepen its investment in India.

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