The Narendra Modi government in India has in two years in office re-calibrated India’s foreign policy. Modi has been less cautious in boosting India’s security ties with the United States. India has also become more vocal in its concerns on the South China Sea and has expanded naval exercises with the U.S. and Japan. What do the developments mean for India’s relations with China? Is the Modi government reframing India’s history of non-alignment, and is India effectively joining the US “pivot”? What has been the Modi government’s response to the “One Belt, One Road”, and what does his new diplomacy mean for China and Asia? Join Tanvi Madan of the Brookings Institution as she analyzes the Modi government’s foreign policy and balancing act with the US and China.
Tanvi Madan is director of the India Project & a fellow in the Project on International Order and Strategy at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. Madan’s work explores Indian foreign policy, focusing in particular on India’s relations with China and the United States. She also researches the intersection between Indian energy policies and its foreign and security policies. Previously she was a Harrington doctoral fellow and teaching assistant at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed a dissertation entitled “With an Eye to the East: The China Factor and the U.S.-India Relationship, 1949-1979.”