02 February 2015
There appears to be a new policy direction in New Delhi’s regional security interests. The highly significant document that came out of the recent Obama visit, “US-India Joint Strategic Vision for the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean Region”, outlines India’s new role in the region.
The recently concluded visit by President Barack Obama to New Delhi was a significant milestone in Indo-US relations, Obama being the first American president to be the chief guest during India’s republic day celebrations. The three-day visit has been hailed as successful, strengthening Indo-US bilateral ties. The upshot is a major document called the India-US Joint Strategic Vision for the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean Region.
While taking the bilateral relationship a step forward, what is interesting to note is that this enhanced friendship is also setting an agenda for the Asia Pacific and the Indian Ocean Region. At the outset is a bolder and more confident Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
…The writer is a Junior Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi and Associate Editor of the ORF South China Sea Monitor. She contributed this article to RSIS Commentary.
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Last updated on 03/02/2015