South Asia Monitor: Gathering Steam: India and the United States Extend Military Ties - October 2, 2006
October 2, 2006
In the past five years, military and security relations and a growing overlap of security interests have become the leading edge of a rapidly growing U.S.-India relationship. From the U.S. point of view, this promising partnership also presents a tremendous opportunity for the U.S. defense industry to secure a foothold in one of the biggest arms markets in the world. From the Indian point of view, however, suspicion over the reliability of the United States as an arms supplier and frustration with the country's notorious bureaucracy may prove to be formidable barriers to this relationship.