Reema Shaukat

The writer is a Senior Fellow at South Asia Times and regularly contributes for the English print medium. She is presently associated with the Institute of Regional Studies, Islamabad

Pakistan and the Changing Strategic Milieu

Pakistan's geographic location, strategic capability, closeness to China, relations with regional countries and the US, and, most importantly, animosity towards India, have made the US Indo-Pacific strategy and its arrangements of interest to it.

The Cowed Indian Aspirations

India has long prioritized its naval development and maritime strategy to materialize its ambitions of becoming the net security provider in the Indian Ocean Region. But with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, India's Maritime Strategy has become a real challenge for itself. The real test is to strike a balance between its alignment with Russia and a rather newly-found geostrategic convergence with the West and the US.

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