An Indian fighter jet flies over Leh, the capital of Ladakh, on June 26. The clashes between India and China over their disputed border have injected new impetus into India’s strengthening ties with the United States in the defence realm. Photo: AFP An Indian fighter jet flies over Leh, the capital of Ladakh, on June 26. The clashes between India and China over their disputed border have injected new impetus into India’s strengthening ties with the United States in the defence realm. Photo: AFP
An Indian fighter jet flies over Leh, the capital of Ladakh, on June 26. The clashes between India and China over their disputed border have injected new impetus into India’s strengthening ties with the United States in the defence realm. Photo: AFP
Rupakjyoti Borah
Opinion

Opinion

Rupakjyoti Borah

India’s China fears give new impetus to US defence ties, arms sales

  • Closer ties are a win-win as the US needs more jobs in an election year while India needs a new weapons source amid Russian neutrality in Sino-Indian clashes
  • Heightened defence cooperation is a bright spot in a US-India relationship that has hit rocky ground elsewhere amid differences over trade and tariffs

An Indian fighter jet flies over Leh, the capital of Ladakh, on June 26. The clashes between India and China over their disputed border have injected new impetus into India’s strengthening ties with the United States in the defence realm. Photo: AFP An Indian fighter jet flies over Leh, the capital of Ladakh, on June 26. The clashes between India and China over their disputed border have injected new impetus into India’s strengthening ties with the United States in the defence realm. Photo: AFP
An Indian fighter jet flies over Leh, the capital of Ladakh, on June 26. The clashes between India and China over their disputed border have injected new impetus into India’s strengthening ties with the United States in the defence realm. Photo: AFP
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Rupakjyoti Borah

Rupakjyoti Borah

Dr Rupakjyoti Borah is a senior research fellow at the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies, Tokyo. His forthcoming book is The Strategic Relations between India, the United States and Japan in the Indo-Pacific: When Three is Not a Crowd. He has also authored two other books. He has been a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge, the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), Japan, and the Australian National University. Twitter @rupakj