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U.S.-India Economic Ties in the Trump-Modi Era

April 21, 2017 • 2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT

Featuring a senior delegation from the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)

With the election of President Donald Trump, we embark on a new era of U.S.-India relations.  There are important questions over whether their views on economic and trade priorities can align, or if we face a period of deep friction in our economic relationship. Prime Minister Modi and President Trump share similar but possibly conflicting visions of how their nations can benefit from global trade. Both emphasize receiving, rather than making, investment; creating jobs at home by boosting manufacturing; and reducing trade deficits with other nations. These goals could easily set the two countries at odds unless the leaders are able to work out a modus vivendi.

Business and policy leaders from both India and the United States will convene at CSIS to discuss the potential contours of this next phase of the U.S.-India economic relationship.

Pankaj R. Patel

Chairman and Managing Director, Zydus Cadila and President, FICCI

Harshavardhan Neotia

Chairman, Ambuja Neotia Group and former President, FICCI