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Indian Foreign Policy in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities—An Address by Ambassador Nirupama Rao

Just as the second half of the 20th century was characterized by America’s Atlantic partnership, the India-U.S. relationship will be a defining feature of the 21st century. From the 1990s, succeeding Indian and American administrations have emphasized the multi-dimensional nature of the relationship and especially its strategic aspect.

With a rapidly growing economy, military modernization, and a prominent geo-strategic location, India can play a key role not only in its neighborhood but also globally. Yet Indian leaders have traditionally preferred a status quo-oriented policy. As India is building closer ties with countries in East and South East Asia, re-emphasizing its ties with the Gulf Middle East, and increasing its economic ties with Africa, will it be more willing to play a bigger role?

To answer these questions and more, Hudson Institute is honored to host the Indian Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Nirupama Rao, on Thursday, March 22, 2012.


Kenneth Weinstein, Introductory Remarks

Hudson Institute President & CEO

Hillel Fradkin, Moderator

Hudson Senior Fellow and Director, Center on Islam, Democracy, and the Future of the Muslim World

H.E. Nirupama Rao, Panelist

Indian Ambassador to the United States

Hudson Experts