The United States and India: Forging an Indispensable Democratic Partnership

13 February 2018
The United States and India: Forging an Indispensable Democratic Partnership
Full video of report release and discussion

Watch the full video (above) of the release of the report and a discussion with the co-chairs of the Center for American Progress Task Force on U.S.-India Relations – Ambassadors Nirupama Rao and Rich Verma, moderated by Ashok Malik – on the future of the U.S.-India relationship, organised by the Centre for Policy Research in collaboration with the Center for American Progress.

The relationship between India and the United States has become an important priority for both nations, and is increasingly important to advancing shared interests in global peace, prosperity, and freedom. Over the past year, the Center for American Progress organised a binational group of Indian and American experts in a wide variety of fields to work together to craft a vision for the future of U.S.-India relations. 

The resulting task force report – The United States and India: Forging an Indispensable Democratic Partnership – outlines a path forward for the bilateral relationship, along with a series of concrete recommendations that both sides can take to advance shared interests. The report focuses on five key areas: investing in jobs and economic opportunities; building a clean energy future from the bottom up; creating a U.S.-India security advantage in Asia; strengthening democratic institutions at home and around the world; and strengthening ties between Indians and Americans.

Nirupama Rao is co-chair, Center for American Progress Task Force on U.S.-India relations; former Foreign Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, India and former Indian Ambassador to the U.S

Rich Verma is co-chair, Center for American Progress Task Force on U.S.-India relations; Vice Chairman, The Asia Group and former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of India

Ashok Malik is Press Secretary to the President of India

The question and answer session that followed can be accessed here

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