The U.S.-India Joint Study Group on Shared National Interests, cosponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations and Aspen Institute India, was convened to assess issues of current and critical importance to the U.S.-India relationship and to provide policymakers in both countries with concrete judgments and recommendations. The group was co-chaired by Robert D. Blackwill, Henry A. Kissinger senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy at CFR and former ambassador to India; and Naresh Chandra, chairman of India's National Security Advisory Board and former Indian ambassador to the United States. Diverse in backgrounds and perspectives, Joint Study Group members aimed to reach a consensus on policy through private and nonpartisan deliberations.
Members of the U.S.-India Joint Study Group
Robert D. Blackwill (Co-Chairman), Council on Foreign Relations
Naresh Chandra (Co-Chairman), Former Ambassador of India to the United States
Graham T. Allison, Harvard Kennedy School
K. S. Bajpai, Delhi Policy Group
Sanjaya Baru, Business Standard, India
Dennis C. Blair, Former Director of National Intelligence
Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, Hindustan Times
P. S. Das, Former commander-in-chief, Eastern Naval Command, Indian Navy
Tarun Das, Aspen Institute India
Jamshyd N. Godrej, Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Ltd.
Richard N. Haass, Council on Foreign Relations, ex officio
Stephen J. Hadley, United States Institute of Peace
Brajesh Mishra, Observer Research Foundation
C. Raja Mohan, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi
John D. Podesta, Center for American Progress
Ashley J. Tellis, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Philip D. Zelikow, University of Virginia
This meeting is on the record.