The government of Maldives has entered into a defence pact with the US, the first ever of its kind, which only highlights the strong ties between India and the US in an area known to be in New Delhi’s area of influence.
A strategic expert writes on how a transformative bilateral relationship between India and Britain will require greater convergence on maritime security. In post-Brexit UK, economic and foreign policy seeks to be independent of the EU with the ambition for a ‘Global Britain’. As a rising great economic power, India will become a key focus of the UK’s revised ‘prosperity agenda’, along with the US, Australia, Japan and New Zealand. But, India’s increasing strategic influence also provides new opportunities for engagement [...]