The Ananta Centre, New Delhi, in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of
India, organized the second edition of the India-Japan Forum. The forum was inaugurated by S
Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister, India and Yoshimasa Hayashi, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Japan.
The forum provided a platform for cross industry leaders to shape the future of bilateral and strategic
partnerships through conversation, deliberation and collaboration.
The closed-door gathering was attended by around 100 high-level participants, all of whom brought to the table valuable insights from their own rich experiences and understanding. The forum was co- chaired by Vinay Kwatra Foreign Secretary of India, NK Singh, chairman 15th Finance Commission of India, and Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman, Ananta Centre and CMD, Godrej and Boyce Mfg.
The event held under Chatham House Rules spanned over two days and covered an array of topics and themes such as; Indo-Pacific, Strategic Technology, Defence, Infrastructure in the Northeast and Bangladesh, Balancing energy security with a green future etc. The aim of the forum was to bolster cooperation, leverage opportunities, exchange ideas, build mutual trust and develop a joint agenda for future cooperation.
Additionally the event also saw the launch of the book “Kaizen Niti: 70 years of India-Japan Relations” The closing ceremony of the event was a special conversation featuring Nirmala Sitharama, Minister of Finance, India.