A member of the Indian army salutes from an Akash rocket launcher vehicle during the country’s 69th Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2018. In terms of military expenditure, India ranks third in the world after the US and China. Photo: AFP A member of the Indian army salutes from an Akash rocket launcher vehicle during the country’s 69th Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2018. In terms of military expenditure, India ranks third in the world after the US and China. Photo: AFP
A member of the Indian army salutes from an Akash rocket launcher vehicle during the country’s 69th Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2018. In terms of military expenditure, India ranks third in the world after the US and China. Photo: AFP
Arjun Kapur
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Arjun Kapur

Why India must be part of Joe Biden’s new global power calculus

  • For the incoming US president’s strategy of revitalising alliances in Asia to balance against China to succeed, he must prioritise the powers involved. India deserves to be ranked third in new geopolitical pecking order

A member of the Indian army salutes from an Akash rocket launcher vehicle during the country’s 69th Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2018. In terms of military expenditure, India ranks third in the world after the US and China. Photo: AFP A member of the Indian army salutes from an Akash rocket launcher vehicle during the country’s 69th Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2018. In terms of military expenditure, India ranks third in the world after the US and China. Photo: AFP
A member of the Indian army salutes from an Akash rocket launcher vehicle during the country’s 69th Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2018. In terms of military expenditure, India ranks third in the world after the US and China. Photo: AFP
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Arjun Kapur

Arjun Kapur

Arjun Kapur researched US foreign policy at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center, studied at Tsinghua University in Beijing as a Schwarzman Scholar, and writes on Indo-Pacific affairs in New York City.