On May 8, the EU and India will meet at the highest level in a bid to revive their 2004 Strategic Partnership. In recent years, the EU’s geostrategic relationship to India has been largely at sea, focused narrowly on maritime security. The hope is that, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be widened and deepened. But after years of overpromising and underdelivering, it is questionable whether the EU will succeed. The further deepening of maritime cooperation may be where the real potential lies.
Why Relations Will Remain At Sea