Chapter 1

An Exciting Second Innings?

The Second Bush Administration and India

Old vs. New Thinking

Amit Gupta

What does India want from the international system? Where does it see itself existing within that system? And what role does the United States play in facilitating or constraining India’s efforts to be a major power in the international system? To answer these questions this chapter first lays out what the basic tenets of Indian foreign and security policy are. Next, it examines how these objectives match and conflict with those of the United States and finally it concludes by looking at what type of policy initiatives India will seek from the United States as the second Bush Administration develops its own global strategic objectives. ...

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