The South Asia Center (SAC), analyzes the breadth and diversity of the US-India relationship, highlighting cooperative strategies for economic growth, reinforcing regional stability, and realizing bilateral global aspirations.

India is the largest democracy in the world and, has become a major political player. It also has the strongest economy in South Asia, with rapid industrialization and growth in its services sector turning the country into a hub for investment. While its economic prominence has raised its global profile, India must also navigate difficult relations with its neighbors, including Pakistan and China. 

The Atlantic Council’s Fred Kempe, Jenna Ben Yehuda and Kapil Sharma in conversation with Ambassador of India to the United States Taranjit Sandhu on October 3, 2023.


Ahead of South Africa hosting the BRICS Summit in August 2023, senior directors from across the Atlantic Council discussed events in Russia, the war in Ukraine, and the African leaders’ peace delegation that traveled to Kyiv and Moscow.
A conversation with Nirmala Sitharaman, minister of finance and corporate affairs of India, on India’s G20 presidency, the economic outlook for 2024, and reform of the Bretton Woods Institutions.
A roundtable conversation with Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, minister of external affairs of India, on the future of US-India relations amid a renewed Western focus on geopolitics and economic development in the region.


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