Director's briefing: India's foreign policy perspectives

How does India want to position itself in relation to China, its other Asian neighbours and a post-Brexit Britain?

Partner and major corporate event Invitation only
4 March 2021 — 1:00PM TO 2:00PM

This month, New Delhi and Beijing jointly announced their agreement to withdraw troops from the banks of Pangong Tso – a lake in the Ladakh region that has become a flashpoint in the prolonged border dispute. But, although this marks a positive development in India-China relations, levels of mistrust and tension between the two countries remain high.

Against this backdrop, former Indian foreign secretary, Shyam Saran, provides a briefing on India’s foreign policy perspectives with a focus on India-China relations. Can India engage with its powerful neighbour on issues that may be mutually beneficial while at the same time confronting it where Indian interests are being threatened? To what extent has the standoff with China helped strengthen relations with the US? Will India remain as key a partner for the US under Joe Biden as it appeared to be under the Trump administration? And how does India want to position itself in relation to a post-Brexit Britain, its other Asian neighbours and partners in the Middle East?

This event is only open to Chatham House Partners and Major Corporate Members as well as selected giving circles of Chatham House. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Linda Bedford at [email protected].