India’s new prime minister might be interested in partnership but his country still has a long way to go.
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra is a research officer for the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies' Nuclear Security Program and the program coordinator of the Strategic Studies Program at the Observer Research Foundation. He has a Master's degree in international relations from Monash University and is pursuing a PhD.
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