Carnegie’s Ashley Tellis spoke about his new monograph, Making Waves: India's Next-Generation Aircraft Carrier, at the Ananta Aspen Center in New Delhi. In it, Tellis proposes that India partner with the United States to jointly develop the new carrier. In this way, India would benefit from the United States’ deep knowledge of carrier construction and advanced technology, while also laying the groundwork for future operational partnerships in the Indian Ocean. India's next-generation carrier, if properly designed, will bolster India’s capability to control the Indian Ocean in the face of China’s growing naval power, he concluded.

This session took place at the Ananta Aspen Center.