US-India partnership: Full speed ahead?
The partnership can help India build up its capacity to deter potential conflicts with China (and Pakistan) and become a net security provider with the US. This is vital for India and global security
When the UK was contemplating the size of its nuclear arsenal in the 1950s, it was driven by two considerations: first, how many weapons would it take to convince the Soviets that they posed a serious threat and, second, how many weapons would it take to convince the US that they were a reliable ally. London concluded that it needed more weapons to convince Washington than to threaten Moscow.