USA’s strategic and business interests in Indo-Pacific region puts India under its cross hairs as priority one. To counter China and its growing menace in the region, India fits into the overall scheme of this Great Game, perfectly well. But, India needs to be tamed and this has been a major challenge for the Americans in past decade. India’s strategic interests have to be aligned with those of the US.
'India does not wish to remain silent in improving its strategic space so that its leverage to counter China's expansionist designs is maintained, besides enabling it to play a responsible role from a position of strength for peace and stability in Asia,' points out Dr Rajaram Panda.
Slow delivery of aid, low credit disbursement can undo India’s strategy.
NEW DELHI: India has stayed away from a joint initiative launched by the United States, Japan and Australia to fund infrastructure projects to counterbalance China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the Indo-Pacific region.
They don't have many policy issues in common, but India sees an opportunity to pull North Korea out of the Sino-Pakistani orbit.
India would do well to learn from Japan and not remain totally closed to the BRI.
At the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed India’s eagerness to make ‘Indo-Pacific’ as the defining factor for new security architecture in Asia, while describing the new geography of Indo-Pacific as a “natural region” ranging “from the shores of Africa to that of the Americas.”