The culmination of the landmark U.S.-India nuclear agreement late last year and the recent presidential elections in the United States offered a unique moment to look at the future of the U.S.-India relationship, particularly the burgeoning technological partnership and the potential for greater cooperation between the two countries on non-proliferation and climate change.
On March 23, the Brookings Institution hosted a discussion featuring a wide range of American and Indian perspectives on issues related to the nuclear agreement and its impact on broader relations. The public event examined the agreement’s implications on American and Indian policy pertaining to energy, economics and technology; non-proliferation and nuclear strategy; and overall U.S.-India relations. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg provided opening remarks, and the lunch keynote was delivered by Shyam Saran, the Indian prime minister’s special envoy for disarmament and climate change.
Visiting Scholar, Center for International Security and Cooperation
Director, Graduate Program in International Affairs
Policy Director for South Asia, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Senior Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
Former Indian Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency
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