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This monograph examines the U.S.-India security relationship and argues that significant differences in their worldviews precludes the development of a strong strategic relationship at present. However, India's continued economic and military growth, as well as its ongoing commitment towards secularism and democracy, makes it a future ally towards establishing strategic stability in Asia and in assisting future nation-building efforts across the globe. In the short run, therefore, the relationship should be based on securing complementary interests: ensuring stability in the Indian Ocean; promoting secularism and democracy across the world; and getting the Indian government to work proactively to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their associated systems.
India, Gupta, South Asia, Military Strategy, military cooperation, central asia, nuclear, weapons of mass destruction, Indian, Hindi, nation-building
Amit Gupta Dr.,
The U.S.-India Relationship: Strategic Partnership or Complementary Interests? ( US Army War College Press, 2005),