Policy Report: Perspectives on U.S.-India Relations

Policy Report: Perspectives on U.S.-India Relations

Expanding ties between the U.S. and India now span the entire spectrum of foreign policy, inevitably giving rise to convergences and divergences. What are some of the biggest challenges and greatest opportunities in U.S.-India relations? The “Perspectives on U.S.-India Relations” panel, held at the George Washington University on October 5, outlined the contours of the U.S.-India relationship and prospects for its future. The session, sponsored by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and hosted by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, was part of a broader daylong FICCI-GWU Foreign Policy Leadership Workshop introducing a leading group of Indian parliamentarians to U.S. foreign policy on current issues that are of major importance to India. Members of the Indian delegation included:

  • Baijayant “Jay” Panda, Member of Parliament, Biju Janata Dal
  • Gaurav Gogi, Member of Parliament, Indian National Congress
  • Kalvakuntla Kavitha, Member of Parliament, Telangana Rashtra Samithi
  • Jyotiraditya Scindia, Member of Parliament, Indian National Congress
  • Arpita Ghosh, Member of Parliament, All India Trinamool Congress
  • Harshavardhan Neotia, President Elect, FICCI
  • A. Didar Singh, Secretary General, FICCI

Speakers on the panel included:

  • Tanvi Madan, Director, The India Project and Foreign Policy Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Rick Rossow, Senior Fellow and Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Dan Twining, Senior Fellow, Asia, German Marshall Fund
  • Baijayant Panda, Member of Parliament, BJD Party, India (Commentator)
  • Jonah Blank, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation (Moderator)

Read the full Report here.