Is India Ready for the Indo-Pacific?

July 03, 2018

by Harsh V. Pant and Abhijnan Rej



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The significance of the “Indo-Pacific” in the U.S. National Security Strategy and National Defense Strategy cannot be overstated, situating India firmly in U.S. grand strategy. Yet while India endorses the idea rhetorically, three issues prevent actual operationalization of the concept for New Delhi with consequences for future U.S.-India cooperation.