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Which Side Will India Take in US-China Rivalry?

Sushant Singh, deputy editor of the Indian Express newspaper, and the University of Chicago’s Paul Staniland discuss New Delhi’s perceptions about the “Indo-Pacific” strategy.
President Xi, right, and Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi
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A centerpiece of US strategy during the Trump administration has been the idea of the "Indo-Pacific," a massive single region stretching across both the Pacific and Indian Oceans. One of the goals in this strategy is to link up India with US allies in East Asia as a counterbalance to a rising China. But how does New Delhi see the situation? Sushant Singh, deputy editor of the Indian Express newspaper, joins the University of Chicago’s Paul Staniland and the Council’s Brian Hanson on Deep Dish to discuss.

About the Speakers
Vice President, Studies
Council expert Brian Hanson
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the Council's weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
Council expert Brian Hanson
Sushant Singh
Deputy Editor, The Indian Express
Paul Staniland
Associate Professor, University of Chicago