A dramatic transformation has occurred in India-United States relations in the last decade and a half. The interaction between the two democracies has expanded enormously and its impact is beginning to be felt beyond the bilateral realm. The evolving partnership between India and the United States holds the potential to shape not only South Asia’s regional politics but also the geo-political dynamics of the Asia-Pacific region.
Taking these projections as a point of departure and
recognising the impressive strides that have been made in
India’s relationship with the United States, this
monograph examines the scope and impact of the ties between the two countries, beginning with a brief overview of their relations during the Cold War and the changes
that occurred when the period drew to a close. It also explains the Bush administration’s decision to pursue a strategic partnership with India. This is followed by a more focused discussion on bilateral economic interactions. The next three chapters consider the implications of Indo-US engagement for South Asia’s, Southeast Asia’s and East Asia’s international relations.