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India-Pakistan Trade: Opportunities and Potential Pay-offs

April 5, 2011 • 7:00 – 8:30 pm EDT

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The Wadhwani Chair in U.S. – India Policy Studies hosted a conversation with

Dr. Arvind Subramanian
Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics and
The Center for Global Development


Dr. Sunil Khilnani
Director, South Asia Studies Program, Paul H. Nitze School of
Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

India-Pakistan Trade: Opportunities and Potential Pay-offs

Moderated by

Ambassador Karl Inderfurth
Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies

On March 3, Subramanian and Khilnani wrote, “As government-to-government talks resume between India and Pakistan, it is time to consider other channels of engagement that can contribute to improving relations. Interaction needs to be constant rather than episodic, and it needs to move beyond the symbolic and dialogic to the substantive and tangibly beneficial. The best option would be to intensify trade between the two countries. While there is consensus that this is a good idea, little has been done to realize it.” Both the Times of India and The News (Pakistan) published the article for readers in both countries.    


Dr. Subramanian and Dr. Khilnani reflected on the question of India and Pakistan high-tech trade and the positive impact it would have on the overall relationship and region.