U.S.-India Engagement on Defense Cooperation
NBR and India’s Observer Research Foundation (ORF) are partnering on this two-year initiative that examines India’s emergence as an Asian power in the context of the country’s military modernization efforts. Featuring experts from both the United States and India, this project addresses the challenges in India’s emerging strategic environment, examines the dynamics of India’s military modernization, and assesses the impact and implications of U.S.-India defense cooperation for Asia’s balance of power and security architecture in the mid-to long-term. The first year of the project will focus on examining India’s current strategic environment and defense strategies, while the second year will explore India’s emerging strategic environment and defense policy challenges.
Dr. Ashley J. Tellis, research director for NBR’s Strategic Asia program and a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Lieutenant General (retired) Vinayak Pantakar of ORF are the principal investigators for this bilateral effort.