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The US and India’s Non-Aligned Alliance

In the past, it was often said that Pakistan was a US ally but not a friend, while India was a friend but not an ally. Despite its intensifying strategic partnership with the US, India is still reluctant to align itself with America, but China’s growing assertiveness may force it to abandon its neutral stance.

NEW DELHI – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is riding high. His triumphant visit to Washington, which featured a state dinner at the White House and a rare second address to a joint session of Congress, appears to mark a new chapter in the relationship between the United States and India following a quarter-century of ups and downs.