In the year since President Barack Obama’s 2010 trip to India, U.S.-Indian relations have faced a number of important changes and challenges. India is now a member of the United Nations Security Council, affording the Indian government new strategic standing on the world stage. The administration was stung when New Delhi overlooked the United States in its bid for a lucrative Indian defense contract. And India is increasingly concerned about the prominence of U.S. relations with other nations in Asia, such as Pakistan and China.
On September 27, Foreign Policy at Brookings and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) hosted the third edition of their strategic dialogue on U.S.-India relations. This year’s dialogue examined the new challenges facing the two nations and identified areas of future U.S.-India cooperation to improve bilateral relations.
After each panel, participants took audience questions.