South Asia and Beyond

Strategic Partner, ‘Unreliable’ Friend: Can India Depend On U.S.?

NEW DELHI: After outrage in several quarters over its denial last week to export raw materials for manufacturing Covid vaccines outside, the United States changed tack during the weekend after some other countries such as China offered to help India in whichever way they could. Then, one top leader after the other—from the U.S. NSA to President Biden—tweeted their solidarity with India with alacrity. In this episode of ‘The Gist’, StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale and former Indian foreign secretary Nirupama Menon, who was also ambassador to China and the United States, discuss the various facets of India-U.S. ties.

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