May 29, 2021

'US considers India one of its most important defence partners'

Featuring Lisa Curtis

Source: The Sunday Guardian

Journalist Maneesh Pandeya

Strengthening the diplomatic relations is the common challenge—China and its aggressive agenda in the Indo-Pacific region. The reorganising of the Quad, and the strategic urgency clearly demonstrate the need for a stronger US-India cooperation. “It is in the US interest for India to remain the dominant power in the Indian Ocean region and to continue to make progress with its military modernization,” says Lisa Curtis, Director of the Indo-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Curtis spoke to The Sunday Guardian exclusively on India-US affairs, the Biden administration’s handling of China, Quad and its new regional security relevance to the growing significance of India in the US foreign policy.

Read the full interview and more from The Sunday Guardian.

Authors

  • Lisa Curtis

    Senior Fellow and Director, Indo-Pacific Security Program

    Lisa Curtis is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Indo-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). She is a foreign policy and national securit...