Just as the second half of the 20th century was characterized by America’s Atlantic partnership, the India-U.S. relationship will be a defining feature of the 21st century. From the 1990s, succeeding Indian and American administrations have emphasized the multi-dimensional nature of the relationship and especially its strategic aspect.
With a rapidly growing economy, military modernization, and a prominent geo-strategic location, India can play a key role not only in its neighborhood but also globally. Yet Indian leaders have traditionally preferred a status quo-oriented policy. As India is building closer ties with countries in East and South East Asia, re-emphasizing its ties with the Gulf Middle East, and increasing its economic ties with Africa, will it be more willing to play a bigger role?
To answer these questions and more, Hudson Institute is honored to host the Indian Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Nirupama Rao, on Thursday, March 22, 2012.