The Indian leader’s recent visit to the United States was viewed as a significant geopolitical event amid escalating hostility toward China’s communist government.
But experts say China isn’t the only factor influencing the thawing bilateral ties between the United States and India, which are dynamic and complex.
The visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the United States highlighted his leadership, the strategic cooperation between the United States and India, and business partnerships between the two countries.
Shared values and threats pose the main threat to the developed bilateral ties, according to experts.
Domestic politics also had a part in forming the cordial relationship between Modi and United States leaders, including President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump.
According to Akhil Ramesh, a senior resident associate at the Pacific Forum in Honolulu, the United States and India’s relationship is largely formed on the basis of shared values and dangers.
Exploring The Depth Of US-India Ties Beyond China
The relationship is sometimes criticized for not developing at the predicted rates, although when examined separately, trade and defense connections have increased dramatically over the past 20 years.
Ramesh thinks that India, with some special advantages no previous partner has provided, is a potent regional balancer for the United States in the Indian Ocean.
American allies in Europe and East Asia are frequently criticized for depending on the United States to defend their own sovereign regions.
India is the complete opposite, and for many defense and strategic professionals (especially in the community of realism and caution) who do not wish to alleviate the burden of foreign countries, India is a dream come true, according to Ramesh.
Ramesh asserts that while the United States provides India with the technology and funding to join the Fourth Industrial Revolution, India would prefer no United States presence on its own.