The India-US Forum is a platform for both American and Indian leaders from across the spectrum to shape the future of India-US strategic partnership through consultation and collaboration. It is convened by the Ananta Centre and Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. The discussions are held under Chatham House Rule and participation, by invitation only, is limited to select eminent personalities from each side.

Objectives

  • Forward looking discussions with specific action points.
  • New ideas for bilateral and multilateral cooperation 
  • New ideas on how to expand relations for the long-term 
  • Identify new areas of collaboration and ways to move beyond the potential roadblocks.
  • Held on 12th October 2020 in partnership with the Ministry of External Affairs. Co-chaired by Mr. Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Foreign Secretary, Government of India and Mr. Jamshyd N. Godrej, Chairman, Ananta Centre and Chairman, Godrej & Boyce.
  • The most well attended Forum so far with 100 participants from both sides including cabinet ministers, senior government officials, business leaders, CEOs, heads of think tanks, academics, thought leaders, senior journalists and authors.
  • The presence of the Deputy Secretary of State from the US Mr Stephen Biegun and Dr S Jaishankar, our Minister of External Affairs added to the discussions at the Forum immensely.
  • The theme of the Forum was "Life After Corona – A Shared Vision" with discussions on topics of mutual interest including:
    • Securing emerging tech and restructuring global supply chains
    • A shared health security agenda
    • The future of the Quad.
  • The India US partnership is now truly comprehensive. Building on deep historic ties, bilateral collaboration now spans defense and security cooperation, mutual law enforcement support, trade and investment ties, a multi-pronged energy partnership, scientific and technological collaboration, educational links, support for strengthening and reforming international organizations and, perhaps most critically this past year, unprecedented cooperation to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
  • For three decades, each successive US administration has successfully built upon and deepened the accomplishments of its predecessor with respect to relations with India. The discussions in the Forum highlighted the participants' confidence that, regardless of the outcome of the 2021 US Presidential election, the vital partnership between the US and India would continue to deepen. The Biden administration has proven this confidence to be true.

Convened by

All International

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  • Foreign Policy Lectures
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