India Trilateral Forum
The India Trilateral Forum is the leading dialogue between Americans, Europeans, and Indians involved in influencing, crafting, and implementing national and foreign policies. A unique platform, the forum convenes biannually, bringing together senior representatives from government, media, business, and academia, together with the top strategic thinkers from India and the transatlantic community, for a highly interactive conversation on a wide range of economic, foreign policy, and security issues. GMF’s partners in this initiative are Sweden's Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation.
The India Trilateral Forum fulfills several functions:
- Setting an agenda. The forum provides an important venue for identifying key areas of shared interest and of disagreement between Americans, Europeans, and Indians.
- Building networks. The forum relies on a loyal group of core participants who help in maintaining a continuously evolving dialogue over time, which allows for a frank exchange. At the same time, the forum is constantly refreshed with new and emerging voices.
- Fostering a transatlantic India policy community. The forum introduces generalists to important policy discussions on and with India, raising the profile of up-and-coming experts. It is also an important venue to identify specific policy challenges and develop shared approaches to solving them.
Topics discussed at past India Trilateral Forums
- Domestic, economic, and foreign policy priorities of the Modi government and prospects for reform.
- Taking stock of US-India and Europe-India relations, and the outlook for the next five years.
- Developments in the Indo-Pacific and implications for US-Europe-India relations.
- Developments in Russia, China, Pakistan, and Afghanistan and their implications for India, the United States, and Europe.