Bilateral relations between the US and India have deepened and strengthened at an unprecedented rate over the past two decades. Following this, Narendra Modi is going to visit the US for the eighth time as Prime Minister and for the second time after Joe Biden became President.
As India benefits from the bilateral closeness of the two countries, the United States has the opportunity to save minimal interest in it.
India’s economy, which has just surpassed China in terms of population, is still relatively small, but its size is also growing at a faster rate. India now has the world’s fastest-growing economy. India has already surpassed the United Kingdom and is on track to surpass Germany in terms of gross domestic product or GDP growth. Similarly.
India is becoming a major export market for US arms and other equipment and products.
However, this is just the start of the prospects for trade between the two nations. In this era of geopolitical competition, the United States seeks the cooperation of its partners to counter the growing influence of China (and Russia, which is increasingly close to China).
The US cannot accept India’s inclination towards the new Russia-China alliance.
Consider America’s current interest in increasing resilience in supply chains by building so-called friendships. US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen explained that India is a ‘trusted trading partner’ with which the US is ‘actively deepening economic integration’, as the US seeks to shift trade arrangements away from countries that pose geopolitical and security risks to its supply chain. doing
The involvement of India in maintaining peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region is also undeniable to the US. China’s military conflict with India has entered its 38th month. India did not back down, but rather openly challenged China’s expansionism, making it much more difficult for China to attack Taiwan.
Biden has never spoken about the China-India conflict, but he is certainly keeping an eye on the situation.
India has already participated in more military exercises with the US
Than any other country in the world, and by 2020 India has signed all four ‘core’ agreements that the US maintains with its allies.
This means that the two countries will be able to exchange military installations and data from aircraft and satellites, among other things. The US, Australia, Japan, and India have already joined the Quad, providing the group its much-needed muscle.
Achieving a bipartisan consensus in the United States on strengthening strategic ties with India is rare. That is what President Narendra Modi has done. Through this, he will address the US Congress for the second time. He had previously spoken there at Republican leader Trump’s request. This time, Biden has invited the Democratic leader to speak. This will make Modi the first Indian leader to be invited by both the Democratic and Republican parties to attend the US Congress.
Nevertheless, a lot of doubters in the West think that upsetting the US’s strategic relationship with India would eventually disappoint.
For example, an analyst recently said that India will never be a reliable ally of the United States. According to another expert, US friendship with India won’t help much in the geopolitical rivalry with China.
Central to their concern is India’s insistence on retaining its strategic independence. According to another expert, US friendship with India won’t help much in the geopolitical rivalry with China.
India’s relations with the US and Russia seem to be mutually exclusive.
with the US, India is forming a significant and complex alliance. It has everything from cooperation in manned space launches to the semiconductor supply chain. On the other hand, its relationship with Russia now seems to be almost exclusively limited to defense and energy. The axis created by China and Russia due to American policy neither serves India’s interest nor America’s interest. Still, there is frustration in that the US is not showing interest in revising its policy.
India believes that the US policy is not just affecting India’s security interests in this one area. In addition, the United States has threatened the ruling secular government in Bangladesh, which has always been vocal against Islamist forces, saying that visa bans will be imposed against government officials if the government does any irregularities in the country’s upcoming elections.
US and India are united by strategic interests. China’s role in the Indian Pacific region is important in this regard. As long as China continues on its current policy path, so will India-US relations.
Translated from English Credit: Project Syndicate Because still considers Russia as an ally to counter China’s pressure.