India faces a unique combination of contemporary security challenges.
Domestically, the state grapples with ethnic clashes, caste-based violence, and a Maoist insurgency. India must also confront international security threats such as the Kashmir dispute, a tense relationship with Pakistan, and military and intelligence competition with China. In 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for closer security cooperation between the United States and India during his address to the U.S. Congress. In the face of these internal and external security questions, coordination of the military, intelligence sector, and diplomatic efforts are becoming increasingly important.
The India Initiative engaged the most pressing questions of Indian national security and the future of the U.S.-India strategic relationship through research, outreach, and teaching.
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