India: the next global superpower?

Experts discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by India’s growing global ambitions.

Members event, Panel Recording
29 November 2023 — 1:00PM TO 2:00PM
Chatham House and Online

Event recording

— Experts discuss if India can chart a path separate from Western and Chinese influence.

India is becoming an increasingly vital actor in the global environment. As US–China competition dominates most of global affairs, how can India chart its own path to becoming a global leader?

Despite certain successes in 2023, epitomized by chairing the G20, there is plenty India must consider. International conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East, the global economic environment and climate cooperation are just some of the areas in which India will be looking to make a mark as it aims to cement its place at the geopolitical top table.

From Indian soft power potential to UN Security Council seat aspirations, this event explored whether and how India can become the next global superpower.

Key questions discussed include:

  • Will India be able to chart a path separate from Western and Chinese influence?
  • How will India’s domestic politics impact its global role?
  • How volatile will India–China relations become as India grows as global power?
  • What role will India play in its ‘neighbourhood’?

As with all member events, questions from the audience drive the conversation.

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