India and the U.S. Find Common Ground in the Indo-Pacific

Re-Blogged From Stratfor

Highlights

  • India will frustrate the United States with its need for strategic autonomy and its aversion to formal alliances.
  • New Delhi will avoid military involvement in the South China Sea dispute for fear of inviting retaliation from China across their disputed border or through Chinese-Pakistani joint patrols in the Arabian Sea.
  • India’s primary focus in the Indo-Pacific region will be to safeguard its critical transit routes in the Indian Ocean.

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