After India’s 1974 nuclear test, engagement between India and the Anglosphere states stalled. With the end of the Cold War and India’s acceptance of neoliberal restructuring, however, a new discourse on the English-speaking world and India became possible. Only with the ‘war on terror’ in 2001 did the idea of a ‘natural partnership’ between India and the Anglosphere become the dominant political common sense. In this time, India has become known around the US, the UK, Canada and Australia as ‘the world’s largest democracy’ with which they have ‘shared values’. In response, India has, to an extent, constructed a shared identity with the Anglosphere states.