A Foreign Affairs Special Event - Will India Become a Global Power?
This meeting marks the release of the July/August 2006 issue of Foreign Affairs, featuring a special editorial section on “The Rise of India.”
6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Meeting
Please note special time.
This weekend, President Barack Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit India twice and the first to be a guest for India's Republic Day. The upcoming meeting comes only four months after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to the White House. Alyssa Ayres, CFR senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, discussed what to expect from the president's visit.
Ambassador Robert Blackwill argues that expectations for the U.S.-India relationship in 2015 should be modest at best. Unless Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama put the strategic transformation of U.S.-India relations in a preeminent place in their foreign policy agendas, there will be no short-term strategic partnership between the United States and India.