Act East, Act West

8:00–10:00 pm
Hall of Harmony, Nehru Centre, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai 400018


India, moving away from its stance of non-alignment and through the success of its economic reforms seeks to confidently enter the echelons of leading global players.The dramatic improvement in U.S. - India ties over the past two decades, has led to India being viewed as the security partner of choice for the U.S. in the Asia Pacific region. Regarded by the U.S. as a natural ally, India is attempting to balance its foreign policy outlook by segregating its bilateral ties from other realms of foreign policy. While India and China have cultural and historic ties that bind them together, their good intentions are often shadowed by national interest. As India attempts to broaden its global impact, how might China and the U.S. react to its ambitions? How will the bilateral relations between U.S. and China impact India? Join us for a conversation on the varying dynamics of the U.S., China, India relationship with Ashley J. Tellis, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Suhasini Haidar, Strategic and Diplomatic Affairs Editor, The Hindu.

Ashley J. Tellis is a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace specializing in international security, defense, and Asian strategic issues. While on assignment to the U.S. Department of State as senior adviser to the under-secretary of state for political affairs, he was intimately involved in negotiating the civil nuclear agreement with India. Prior to his government service, Tellis was senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation and professor of policy analysis at the RAND Graduate School.

Suhasini Haidar is the Diplomatic and Strategic Affairs Editor of The Hindu. Prior to this, Haidar was Foreign Affairs editor and prime time anchor for CNN-IBN and Correspondent for CNN International's New Delhi bureau. Haidar has covered the most challenging stories and conflicts from the most diverse regions including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Libya, Lebanon and Syria.

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This programme is part of Asia Society India Centre's Asia: Beyond the Headlines series. A series of conversations with leading policy makers and thought leaders about critical issues facing Asia and the United States.

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