Jun 4

Past Event

India and the United States: A Strategic Partnership

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Highlights

  • Resolve India-Pakistan Tensions

    Nirupama Rao, Foreign Secretary of India: The tension between India and Pakistan undermines the security of both countries and the region as well. It imperative that these two nations seek to resolve their differences.

  • U.S., India Share Values

    Martin Indyk: The U .S. and India are old friends with shared values and interests and together can positively contribute to the new global order.

    Martin S. Indyk

  • India's Economic Growth Is Important

    Rajan Bharti Mittal: India''s explosive economy is a boon to both the U.S. government and to American industry. India''s continued growth is dependent on long term support from the United States.

  • Resolve India-Pakistan Tensions

    Nirupama Rao, Foreign Secretary of India: The tension between India and Pakistan undermines the security of both countries and the region as well. It imperative that these two nations seek to resolve their differences.

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Summary

The 2009 nuclear agreement between the United States and India transformed relations between the two countries, further advanced by new economic, cultural and social ties. In the months after the two countries concluded the nuclear agreement, the Obama administration and the government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh committed themselves to further developing their bilateral relations. In July 2009, Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met in New Delhi and pledged that the two states would develop an enhanced strategic partnership. They met again on June 3, 2010 in Washington.

On June 4, Foreign Policy at Brookings and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry hosted a conference to explore the content and purpose of this partnership as seen from Washington and New Delhi. This event focused on two dimensions: the overlap and intersection of American and Indian policies in Asia and the impact of growing economic ties. Panelists discussed the future direction of the U.S.-India relationship and U.S. and Indian strategic interests in Asia. The event was part of a new South Asia initiative at Brookings that focuses on the interconnected issues facing this vital region today.

Event Agenda

  • 9:00 AM - Welcome and Introduction

    • Portrait: Martin Indyk

      Martin S. Indyk

      Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy

    • Rajan Bharti Mittal

      President, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry

    • Bill Burns

      Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State

    • Nirupama Rao

      Indian Foreign Secretary

  • 9:45 AM - Panel 1: American and Indian Strategic Interests in Asia

  • 11:10 AM - Panel 2: The Impact of New Economic Ties on the Overall U.S.-India Strategic Relationship

    • Co- Moderator and Discussant: Amit Mitra

      Secretary General, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry

    • Co- Moderator and Discussant: Thomas Pickering

      Former Under Secretary of State

    • Eswar Prasad

      Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development

      New Century Chair in International Trade and Economics

    • Teresita Schaffer

      Director, South Asia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

      Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia

  • 1:30 PM - Panel 3: Where is the U.S.-India Strategic Relationship Headed in the Coming Year?

    • Co- Moderator and Discussant: Kanwal Sibal

      Former Indian Foreign Secretary and Ambassador to Russia and France

    • Foreign Policy, " itemprop="jobTitle" /> Co- Moderator and Discussant: <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/experts/cohens.aspx">Stephen Cohen</a>

      Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy

    • Jonah Blank

      Policy Director for South Asia, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

    • Edward Luce

      Washington Bureau Chief, Financial Times

    • Karl F. Inderfurth

      Director, Graduate Program in International Affairs, George Washington University

      Former Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs

    • Ajay Shankar

      Distinguished Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi

Details

June 4, 2010

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Root Room

1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

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