At their formation in 1947, India and Pakistan had more in common with each other, and shared more economic and cultural links than any other two nations on earth. Partition created not just a physical boundary, but also a psychological border between these two states.
Over the last year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s China policy has revealed the continuation of India’s asymmetric strategies—seeking to build multiple alignments while remaining grounded in strategic autonomy.
India needs to generate one million jobs per month for the next 20 years to absorb its burgeoning working-age population. India’s manufacturing sector, which is relatively underdeveloped, will have to absorb a significant part of this workforce.
There is increasing evidence that corruption undermined the international mission in Afghanistan.
Urban areas are integral to India’s growth and development, accounting for well over half of the country’s GDP and representing an ever-growing percentage of its population.
The liberalizing Indian economic reforms of the 1990s and early 2000s led to a significant shift in the growth rate and poverty reduction in India. But India has paid a heavy price for abandoning that path in 2004.
Islamabad’s efforts to combat terrorism are vital for both domestic security and regional stability.
While Pakistan’s economy has made strides in recent years, the government continues to deal with very real setbacks, including energy challenges that have hindered fast-paced recovery.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is hosting a conference on how the United States and India can collaborate to create an economic environment and institutional regime that protects innovation.
In his first visit to Washington since taking over as the U.S. ambassador to India, Ambassador Richard Verma discussed how the bilateral strategic partnership has moved into a new “strategic plus” phase, and what must be done to sustain the momentum that is transforming and deepening the two countries’ ties.