And why India should be concerned...
"With Putin due in India soon, now is a pivotal moment. Either the United States and India will seize this energy diplomacy opportunity, or India will form closer energy relationships with authoritarian regimes such as Russia."
While India's navy is certainly attracting lots of attention in the press, it faces a major challenge that might not be easily solvable.
"Congress faces the biggest challenge in its 129-year history. Will the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty ride out this storm, as it has others in the past?"
The ubiquitous reports of India’s emergence as a great power are bogus. The road is long, the advance slow and the arrival date uncertain.
"While U.S.-Indian relations have suffered some diplomatic tensions, it’s time to look at the big picture and focus on strategic alignment, not petty posturing."
"It’s doubtful any Chinese president worth his salt would place Chinese interests in the East or South China Sea in jeopardy for uncertain stakes in the Indian Ocean."
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