US-China ties from Trump to Biden and its implications on India’s foreign policy
Author(s): Monika Gupta
Abstract: The paper makes an attempt to analyse US-China relationship from the era of Trump to Biden in the light of understanding its implications upon India and its foreign policy. The article looks at identifying various factors that remains the potential reasons of conflict between US and China and how it acts as an opportunity for India to diversify its global interests and positioning within world politics. The focus of the paper lies in understanding how the two emerging economic superpowers will be shaping international relations in the years to come and how India should place itself amidst these two differently aligned powers, considering the fact that India cannot afford to lose one at the cost of another especially when these two countries also happen to be India’s top two largest trading partners.
Drawing from the above framework, this paper is divided into different sections where the first part of the paper provides a glimpse into the US-China relations and how it has evolved since the beginning of the Cold war period. The second part of the paper throws light upon the US-China relations under Donald Trump and the impact it had on India’s Foreign policy. The third and significant part of the paper takes a futuristic approach in understanding how Biden’s Presidency is likely to shape US-China relationship over the next four years and what shall be its impact upon India’s Foreign Policy. The fourth and the final part shall focus upon the findings of the paper and discuss apt conclusions.