Miller Op-Ed Offers Projections of India-U.S. Partnership

Manjari Chatterjee Miller, currently a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and on leave from the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University where she is an Associate Professor of International Relations,  published an article in Hindustan Times on foreign aid to India and the narratives surrounding it. This is the twelfth of Miller’s monthly columns in Hindustan Times.

In her article, titled “For Delhi, the India-US partnership remains the best bet,” Miller gauges the impact that the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan had on its great power status and perception abroad. While the departure was viewed by some as chaotic, Miller argues that it has not had as significant an impact internationally or domestically as, say, its departure from Vietnam.

Regarding India, Miller states that maintaining the relationship it has build with the U.S. is its best bet to tackle geopolitical concerns. She concludes by stating how the U.S. sees “a democratic India as its best bet for countering China’s influence in South Asia;” so long as the U.S. has a presence in South Asia, Miller says India would do well to maintain healthy ties with the U.S.

The full article can be read on Hindustan Times’ website.

Manjari Chatterjee Miller is Associate Professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. She works on foreign policy and security issues with a focus on South and East Asia. Her most recent book, Routledge Handbook of China–India Relations (Routledge & CRC Press, 2020), is the comprehensive guide to the Chinese-Indian relationship covering expansive ideas ranging from the historical relationship to current disputes to AI. Learn more about her on her Pardee School faculty profile