The Russian Challenge to Indo-American Relations

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, India stands out among America’s democratic partners for its reluctance to criticize Moscow. This raises the question of whether New Delhi wants to maintain the liberal international order that has largely maintained world peace since World War II.

But while it may be tempting to reassess the importance of US-India relations in light of Vladimir Putin’s misadventure, we must not lose sight of the bigger picture. America and India may need to stop mocking shared values ​​or India’s role in upholding established international norms. But the United States must continue to cooperate with India to contain a belligerent China. On Thursday, leaders from the four Quad countries – the United States, Japan, India and Australia – gathered for a virtual summit, their third meeting since President Biden took office last year. . Their joint statement said they discussed “the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.” He did not mention Russia.


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