Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (centre) gestures towards US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo: AP Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (centre) gestures towards US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo: AP
Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (centre) gestures towards US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo: AP

US-India security ties deepen but some in New Delhi worry about taking a back seat

  • US and India have signed a defence deal and conducted joint naval exercises but experts disagree over whether the relationship serves New Delhi’s interests
  • Support from US may offer a counterweight to China’s growing influence but critics worry it could distract India from its core strategic and geopolitical objectives

Topic |   China-India relations
Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (centre) gestures towards US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo: AP Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (centre) gestures towards US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo: AP
Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (centre) gestures towards US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo: AP
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