6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

CANCELED: A “Natural Alliance” Takes Shape: A Conversation on U.S.-India Relations with Ambassador Richard Verma

Due to unforseen circumstances this event has been canceled.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Truly close relationships between great powers require more than just regular exchanges and high level meetings; they also require mutual trust and reciprocal familiarity with the concerns and aspirations of both sides. Over the past two years, the United States and India have taken significant strides in this direction, changing the habits and tenor of their interactions across many different sectors.  Not only are the two countries advancing initiatives that would have been unthinkable only a few years ago, but their respective foreign affairs and defense establishments have adopted this new paradigm with enthusiasm and creativity.  It is now no longer unusual for U.S. and Indian officials to look to each other as partners of first resort in responding to the most pressing issues faced by Americans and Indians, from climate change and space exploration to the changing architecture of the Asia Pacific region.  At this event, U.S. Ambassador to India Richard Verma will reflect on the last two years of U.S.-India relations, highlight lessons and takeaways, and explain why it all matters.


  • Richard Verma

    Vice Chairman, The Asia Group, and former U.S. Ambassador to India