30 July 2012
Venue: Room 219, Owen G Glenn building (The University of Auckland Business School)
Host: Dr Ashok Sharma, Department of Political Studies
India and the United States have gone a long way to construct a mutually beneficial strategic partnership. Today, unlike the Cold War period, the India-US relationship is witnessing an unprecedented convergence of geo-strategic and geo-economic interests based on the values and principles of democracy. The two 'estranged democracies' of the Cold War era have become robust 'engaged democracies' over the past decade. This is visible in the deepening strategic partnership encompassing all the aspects of bilateral relationship which will have a stabilising influence on the global balance of power in the 21st century.