Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Washington in July could mark a watershed in Indo-US relations. This is the highest level visit since late March, when the US announced its plan to "help India become a major world power in the twenty-first century." Senior Associate Ashley J. Tellis describes Washington's new South Asia policy as offering unprecedented opportunities as well as challenges to US-India relations. If properly handled, the relationship emerging out of new policy, in Tellis's words, would be " not only good for American interests … but also for the security of one of the most dangerously divided areas of the world." But will this alliance endure? What remains to be seen is whether Washington will supplement its lofty stated goals with concrete action. Click Here for the Full Text.
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