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EU-India relations

Gaining strategic traction?
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Traditionally the EU-India relationship has been characterised by a focus on trade and economic-related issues. This has hindered the two actors from moving forward as strategic partners. But current geopolitical realities have led to a shift in gears. Both the EU and India are having to review their interests and capabilities amidst a changing international system which presents unprecedented challenges to the existing rules-based order.

This Chaillot Paper explores how the EU and India might seize new opportunities while highlighting underlying differences in outlook across critical issue areas. In the various chapters both European and Indian experts analyse specific dimensions of EU-India cooperation and examine how to leverage common ground through concrete actions moving forward. This should allow policymakers on both sides to overcome the difficulties caused by mismatched expectations and identify potential areas of convergence.