Making U.S.-India Defense Cooperation a Reality: A Private Industry Perspective

The U.S.-India Business Council invites you to join General James L. Jones, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and the Atlantic Council for a discussion on the state of U.S.-India defense cooperation and the practical considerations private industry must address to ensure that the “Make in India” defense goal becomes a reality.

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Security Policy

General Jones, former National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and Supreme Allied Commander Europe, brings a wealth of experience and a Washington insider’s understanding of the strategic drivers behind the United States’ rebalance to Asia. General Jones will discuss the security policy underlying this rebalance, the challenges facing both the United States and India in their quest for strategic partnership and the path forward under the U.S.-India Defense Framework Agreement (DFA). 

Practical Considerations for Private Industry

Over 60 percent of U.S. naval and air assets will be located in Asia-Pacific by 2020, and India is positioning itself to play an unprecedented role in development and production of those assets. The U.S.-India DFA and the Defense Trade and Technology Initiative have laid the groundwork for bilateral partnership between the two countries.  However, private industry must be prepared to address the complex issues stemming from these agreements, such as the effects of U.S export controls and corresponding limitations, offset procurement requirements and technology transfer restrictions.  Hear from the team of experienced advisors from Akin Gump and the Atlantic Council to understand these practical considerations and how to position your company to play a key role in the indigenization of India’s defense market.    

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
4:00 p.m. – Registration 
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Program 
6:30 p.m. – Cocktail reception 

Taj Palace
Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave 
New Delhi – 110 021 

Mereen Miran
+1 212.407.3050