U.S.-India Defense and Security Cooperation: Promise and Momentum
Featuring a senior delegation from the Delhi Policy Group
In recent years, the U.S.-India defense partnership has undergone a positive transformation. New agreements have been forced like the “Joint Strategic Vision for the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean Region,” and the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA). New cooperative programs have been created like the Defense Technology and Trade Initiative. And our exercises have become more complex, and mission-oriented. But practical cooperation remains nascent, and progress requires strong commitments of time and resources from the leaders of both nations. Ahead of the first Modi-Trump summit later in June, we will explore the reasons underpinning the relationship, and steps both sides can take to continue recent progress.