A Special Keynote Address by:
H.E. Arun M. Kumar
 US Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and Director General for the US and Foreign Commercial Service, US Department of Commerce

Introductions by:
General N. C. Vij
Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF)

Dr. Bharath Gopalaswamy
South Asia Center, Atlantic Council

A Conversation with:
Lt General R K Sawhney
Centre for Defence Studies, VIF

Ambassador Kanwal Sibal
Centre for International Relations and Diplomacy, VIF

The Hon. James B. Cunningham
Senior Fellow and Khalilzad Chair
South Asia Center, Atlantic Council

Dr. Harinder Sekhon
Senior Fellow

Mr. David Ryan
Executive Vice President & Americas Regional Head
Tata Communications

Dr. C. Christine Fair
Associate Professor at the Center for Peace and Security Studies
Georgetown University

Ms. Sumona Guha
Policy Planning Staff
US Department of State

Both President Obama and Prime Minister Modi share a vision to bolster economic connectivity and increase security cooperation between the United States and India. While their common vision has been elucidated, the tangible goals to increase trade between the US and India to $500 billion and to build an unwavering security partnership between the two countries remain elusive. Building upon the US-India Strategic and Commercial dialogue in New York, in which security and economic issues were addressed in tandem, discussants in this forum will deliberate the potential for enhanced defense and economic relations and regional security challenges in Asia.