The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is conducting a 10-month long project on US – India Relations: Change, Continuity and Transformation. This project is supported by the US Consulate General Chennai, Public Affairs Section. The project aims at studying the US – India partnership across the following focus areas – titled i) US and India: Partners in Global Climate Action, ii) Indo-Pacific Strategy: Reimagining the Maritime Outlook, iii) US-India Trade Relations: To the Next Level and Transformational Technologies and iv) US-India Science and Technology Cooperation. The project aims to prepare a platform for conducting informed discussions and sharing concrete and actionable policy recommendations for private and government functionaries from India and the United States on the focus areas. To that effect, CPPR will conduct four webinars on the selected topics with the participation of subject matter experts from the two countries. The first webinar of the series, on US and India as Partners in Climate Action: A Clean Energy Agenda, was held on June 17, 2021. The speakers at the webinar were Dr Jessica Seddon and Prof. Damodaran.

The second webinar of the series, on an Indo-Pacific Strategy: Reimagining the Maritime Outlook, was held on August 26, 2021. The speakers at the webinar were Dr Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan and Mr. Gregory Poling.

The discussions at the webinar were synthesised into this issue brief by Purvaja Modak, Research Fellow, International Relations – Geoeconomics at CPPR, with assistance from Aastha Hazarika, Intern at CPPR.

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