Moving forward on defence and security
Narendra Modi's forthcoming visit to the US provides an opportunity to highlight the value of an India that is willing to play a greater burden-sharing role
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets US President Donald Trump for the first time, the focus will be on establishing a good rapport between the two leaders. There remain concerns that their two governments’ objectives are not compatible: that Trump’s “America First" approach, which conceives of US interests in narrow, transactional terms, will be at odds with Modi’s agenda to transform India. But one area of natural convergence is in the defence and security realm.