Modi in the US: What can India Expect?

Event Start Date:
June 23, 2017
Event End Date:
June 23, 2017
Event Venue:
Centre for Public Policy Research, 'Anitha', 1st floor, SA Road, Elamkulam, Kochi-20

Modi in USA Pstr

The Modi-Trump meeting slated for June 26, 2107 will be the first bilateral meeting between Narendra Modi and Donald Trump. Indo–US relationship built steadily over the last two decades had advanced with the Indo–US Civil Nuclear Deal, popularly known as the 123 Agreement, and increasing cooperation in areas of clean and sustainable energy technologies, counter-terror cooperation and intelligence sharing. Barack Obama’s commitment to enhancing bilateral ties had further brought India and the US closer. With Donald Trump’s ascension to the US Presidency, there is a sense of apprehension among the international community, as Trump has made it clear that honouring his predecessor’s international commitments is not his priority. While officials in India and the US have dismissed any formal agenda for the meeting, media speculations abound on issues like H1B visas, Paris climate accord and counter-terror cooperation. The milieu calls for a closer analysis of ground reality.

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) in association with Indo-American Center, Washington DC; will organise a panel discussion on the theme ‘Modi in the US: What can India Expect?’ at the CPPR office in Kochi from 3 pm onwards on June 23, 2017. Mr T P Sreenivasan (Former Ambassador of India), Dr Deepa M Ollapally (Research Professor of International Affairs, George Washington University), Vinson Xavier Palathingal (Executive Director, Indo–American Center, Washington DC) and Antony Dawson D’silva (Centre for Public Policy Research), who form the panel will interact with audience in Kochi via a virtual platform. The session will explore India’s expectations from the summit, the challenges ahead for India in fostering its relationship with the US and the path India should take in the uncertain global political order.

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