How India can tackle dissenting voices in US policy circles
- Some American policymakers have argued against closer cooperation with India because of the rise of Hindu majoritarian sentiment in the country and New Delhi’s refusal to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States, scheduled to begin on June 21, is expected to mark a decisive step forward in bilateral relations and India’s stabilising role in the Indo-Pacific. A key anticipated development is finalising a deal for American engineering giant GE to transfer technology for Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd to start producing the GE-F414 engines for India’s Tejas Mark-2 warplanes, an improvement on the existing light-combat aircraft Tejas Mark-1. Preparatory meetings are already underway, such as the maiden strategic trade dialogue between the two countries on June 7.