The Obama Administration and United States-India Defence Relations

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science
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Volume 5 Issue 4
Year of Publication : 2018
Authors : Tovika Swu
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Tovika Swu, "The Obama Administration and United States-India Defence Relations," SSRG International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, vol. 5,  no. 4, pp. 1-5, 2018. Crossref,


The United States-India defence relations have moved from a stagnant to a rapidly moving relation in the past few decades. This improved relations which found a new beginning under the then U.S. President Bill Clinton was further enhanced under George W Bush administration. The relations also received major impetus under the Obama administration. This could be attributed to the changing global strategic environment and the compulsions thereafter which necessitated the two nations to realign their goals and thus, bringing them closer. This improved relations was marked by an increase in the defence trades between the two countries paving ways for India to bid for defence items from the U.S. and importing defence articles from U.S. and its allies. With the end of the Obama administration the paper attempts to relook into the various areas of improved defence relations which took place under the Obama administration while attempting to understand whether there would be continuity or change under the new Trump administration in Washington.


 peaceful, United States, Asia, Defence, Administration.


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