The South Asian region has always been a place of major concern for United States due to its strategic
location; inter linked conflicts, threat of nuclear proliferation and tenacity of security threats such as
terrorism. The region is hub of many conflicts and violence due to Pakistan-India's historical rivalry, terrorism and sectarian
divisions. Security of the Pakistan has been unstable and highly based on proxy wars and involvement of Non-state actors.
US has taken the responsibility to contribute in peace process of Pakistan-India conflicts to bring stability to the region but
did not succeed. The Indian factor has always been primary for Pakistan while conducting relations with America. US tilt
towards India has been significant since 2010 when strategic partnership between two initiated. After Trump came into
power the US tilt towards India increased. To counter this US-Indo duo and maintain the balance in the region Pakistan has
strengthened ties with Russia and China and also focusing on making adjustment in its nuclear doctrine to maintain its
deterrence against the historical regional rival India.
1-Asma Batool M. Phil Scholar, National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan.