The twelfth edition of the India Trilateral Forum took place in New Delhi, India, on April 27-28, 2017. The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, and the Observer Research Foundation convened the forum with additional support provided by Foundation Asset Management AB and Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). Participants in the forum this year included government officials, journalists, scholars, and businesspeople from the United States, India, and Europe.
Discussions, which were held under the Chatham House Rule, focused on India as a growing global and economic actor. Additional sessions were held on economic reform in India, populism and the media, digital economy, the Trump administration’s effect on geopolitics, globalization in a time of growing nationalism, security partnership, and the effects of China’s Belt and Road project on the trilateral relationship.
The forum was also attended by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, H.E. Nicos Anastasiades, who provided remarks on “The EU-India Strategic Partnership in the 21st Century: A Cyprus Perspective.” The forum had on-the-record commentary from H.E. Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Government of India and Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, India.
Links below to their commentaries:
- Keynote Address by H.E. Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus
- Keynote Address by H.E. Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation,Government of India, Moderated By Sunjoy Joshi, Director,ORF
- Conversation with Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, India
Key Takeaways and Analysis from ITF 12:
- Is Trump A Game-Changer for the India–U.S.–Europe Trilateral Relationship?
- India Trilateral Forum 12: Takeaways on 'Modinomics,' the Liberal International Order, and Next Steps Forward