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The United States and India have become increasingly interconnected with expanding political, social, and economic ties. However, while commerce and trade have grown between the two nations, the past few years have seen significantly strained trade engagement, including but not limited to an unsuccessful mini trade deal and disputes over data governance regulations. 

As a developing and growing economy, India is faced with challenging but important trade decisions, moving forward amid China’s growing presence in the region, increasing globalization, and India’s domestic political context. Whether the US- India trade relationship dwindles or the two nations are able to look past their differences and establish a mutually beneficial trade relationship is a question that remains to be answered. 

Please join the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center on Thursday, July 29 at 8:30 AM EST / 6:00 PM IST for a conversation on US-India trade and a path forward. The conversation aims to explore what the two countries can do to support, nourish, and grow their bilateral trade relationship, while setting the stage for successful future negotiations.


Suhail Nathani
Managing Partner
Economic Laws Practice

Shamika Ravi
Director Research
Brookings Institution India Center

Soumaya Keynes
Europe Economics Editor
The Economist

Moderated by

Ridhika Batra
Nonresident Senior Fellow
Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center

Introductory remarks by

Irfan Nooruddin
Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center

The South Asia Center is the hub for the Atlantic Council’s analysis of the political, social, geographical, and cultural diversity of the region. ​At the intersection of South Asia and its geopolitics, SAC cultivates dialogue to shape policy and forge ties between the region and the global community.