India-US ties: The scope for literal common space

News: India’s 2+2 dialogue on strategic cooperation with the US has resumed.  

After India’s abstentions from 11 votes on the issue of Ukraine at the United Nations, and the shift of the US’s emphasis from QUAD to AUKUS, the present dialogue is very important. It will clear all the doubts related to India-US relations.  

How India-US should forward their relations in the space sector? 

India has been a responsible power in the space sector. Under its mission shakti program, DRDO successfully neutralized a satellite in space with its anti-satellite (ASAT) missile on 27 March 2019. It left very little orbital debris, which was also confirmed by NASA’s data.  

First, India and US can discuss a treaty on space militarization.  

Second, After the Ukraine crisis, US-Russia tensions flared up, and Moscow’s agency Roscosmos threatened to snap space relations with NASA. It has made it difficult for the US to access the International Space Station (ISS). India and US, in the long term, can explore some opportunities in this field.  

Source: This post is created based on the article “India-US ties: The scope for literal common space” published in Live Mint on 12th April 2022. 

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