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Where Are India and the US Heading?

The new framework and the joint statement concluded with the US are very important moments for India?s foreign and security policy. India-US relations have been heading towards a greater engagement for many years and the recent agreements reflect a long-term process. However, the defence agreement has a long way to go in terms of committing either India or the US to very dramatic or radical military cooperation. In respect of the nuclear part of the July joint statement, there was little choice for India at the very least because of the safety and economics of the country?s nuclear programme.

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