India - US Defence Trade Relations:  Trends and Challenges

India - US Defence Trade Relations: Trends and Challenges

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Author: Uma Purusahothaman
Foreword/Introduction: Brajesh Mishra
Publisher: Observer Research Foundation
Year: 2012
Language: English
Pages: 70
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A


The Indian government has had an overall favorable attitude towards Indo-Us relations and vice versa. There is also a lot of cooperation going on in the military arena, particularly between the navies. Therefore a strategic partnership between the two countries is feasible but it will take some time to mature. This monograph brings together seven papers presented at a seminar organized on tins subject.

Observer Research Foundation is a public policy think-tank that aims to influence formulation of policies for building a strong and prosperous India. ORF pursues these goals by providing informed and productive inputs, in-depth research and stimulating discussions. The Foundation is supported in its mission by a cross-section of India's leading public figures, academics and business leaders.

Indo-US relations have seen a qualitative change since the end of the Cold War because of greater strategic convergence between the two countries. Bilateral cooperation has expanded to areas as wide ranging as defence, education, health and agriculture.


About the Contributors

1. The Strategic Context of India–US Defence Relations by C. Uday Bhaskar
2. Indian Objectives for Bilateral Defence Trade with the US by Kanwal Sibal
3. Prospects for Bilateral Cooperation: Co-Development Possibilities with the US by Samir Advani
4. Indian Media and the US-India Defence Relationship by Ajai Shukla
5. Trends in Indian Defence Expenditure and Hardware Acquisition by G. Balachandran
6. India's Defence Procurement Procedure by Deba R. Mohanty
7. Future of Offsets in India by Mrinal Suman