India and the United States have a pretty tight relationship, but maybe the U.S. needs India more than India needs it? Like all long-term relationships, this one's had a lot of ups and downs, but they've stuck together. For the U.S., India has been the nuclear and economic powerhouse in Asia that can be used to push back against expanding Chinese influence. For India, the U.S. is a good military and economic ally. But that's about it, because it seems India isn't looking to rely on anyone – including its biggest ally.
Learn more here:
PRI. “8 Reasons Why India’s Elections Really Matter to the World.” https://www.pri.org/stories/2014-03-31/8-reasons-why-india-s-elections-really-matter-world
Council on Foreign Relations. “India, China and the United States: A Delicate Balance.” https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/india-china-and-united-states-delicate-balance
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Footage and images courtesy of AP, Reuters, Getty and the Al Jazeera Media Network Archives.
Presented by: Sana Saeed
Written by: Sana Saeed
Edited by: Brian Joseph
Animations by: Kai Tang
Produced by: Sana Saeed
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