India-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress [June 19, 2017]   [open pdf - 2MB]

"In recognition of India's increasingly central role and ability to influence world affairs-and with a widely-held assumption that a stronger and more prosperous democratic India is good for the United States in and of itself-the U.S. Congress and two successive U.S. Administrations have acted both to broaden and deepen America's engagement with New Delhi. […] Yet more engagement has meant more areas of friction in the partnership, many of which attract congressional attention. […] Despite these many areas of sometimes serious discord, the U.S. Congress has remained broadly positive in its posture toward the U.S.-India strategic and commercial partnership. Meanwhile, the Trump Administration has thus far issued amicable rhetoric overall (with some lapses) that suggests an intention to maintain the general outlines of recent U.S.-India ties. This report reviews the major facets of current U.S.-India relations, particularly in the context of congressional interest. It discusses areas in which perceived U.S. and Indian national interests converge and areas in which they diverge; other leading Indian foreign relations that relate to U.S. interests; the outlines of bilateral engagement in defense, trade, and investment relations, as well as important issues involving energy, climate change; and human rights concerns."

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CRS Report for Congress, R44876
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