3:00 pm EDT - 4:30 pm EDT

Past Event

India-U.S. Strategic Partnership: Perceptions, Potential, and Problems

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Mr. Jaswant Singh, leader of the opposition in India’s Upper House of Parliament, will discuss India’s relationship with the United States. India will soon be the world’s most populous state, with a nuclear arsenal, one of the fastest growing economies in the world, and an emerging strategic relationship with the United States. Mr. Singh, one of the chief architects of India’s emergence as a major strategic and economic power, will talk about the current state of India-U.S. relations.

Over his long and distinguished career in Indian politics, Singh has held the posts of minister of external affairs, minister of defense and minister of finance in the government of India. He has also contributed widely to magazines, newspapers, and journals on international affairs, security and development issues.

James B. Steinberg, vice president and director of the Foreign Policy Studies Program at Brookings, will moderate this open forum with Mr. Singh.

The Leadership Forum provides high-level government officials from around the world the opportunity to address members of the Washington policy community and to share their insights and perspectives on world events as well as on issues of particular concern to their countries/