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US-India Strategic Partnership


  • Zhang Guihong

    (The Author is Deputy Director and Associate Professor, Institute of International Studies, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.)


The dramatic development of the bilateral relationship between India and the United States after the end of the Cold War, through strategic dialogues following Pokhran II and reciprocal visits of two top leaders, along with post-11 September 2001 transformation, reached a new height when the two declared and implemented the Next Steps in Strategic Partner-ship (NSSP) in 2004. Based on common values and interests, the US-India strategic partner-ship demonstrates in the realms of both security and economic fields. The strategic partnership between Washington and New Delhi has significant implications for China's relations with the two countries, each of which has played an increasingly important role in China's ties with the other. After reviewing some convergences and divergences that China has with one country as regards the other, the paper proposes some strategic alternatives and policy options for Beijing with a view to helping the strategic triangle among China, the United States and India emerge.

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  • Zhang Guihong, 2005. "US-India Strategic Partnership," International Studies, , vol. 42(3-4), pages 277-293, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:intstu:v:42:y:2005:i:3-4:p:277-293

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