Source: This post is created based on the article “Strategic convergence between India and US is growing”, published in Indian Express on 13th May 2023.
Syllabus Topic: GS Paper 2, International Relations, Bilateral Relations of India
Context: India-US relations are growing under the present government.
Previously India has seen US, with the suspicion and tried to renew the idea of non-alignment. However, present government discarded India’s “historic hesitations” in engaging the US over the last decade.
What are the strong points of India US relations in the recent years?
The US is now India’s largest trading partner with the trade worth $190 billion. Unlike China, it supports India on issues of territorial integrity and terrorism.
The US is offering to modernize India’s defence production and transfer advanced civilian and military technologies.
India found common ground with the US in the Indo-Pacific and Middle East. India participates in such coalitions as the Quadrilateral Forum with US, Japan and Australia in the east and with Washington, Tel Aviv, Abu Dhabi and Riyadh to the west of the Subcontinent.