US IndiaStrategic Partnership Forum
The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) is a non-profit organization, with the primary objective of strengthening the U.S.-India bilateral and strategic partnership.
USISPF Briefing with Sanjay Chadha, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry. USISPF Briefing with Mugdha Sinha, Secretary (Science & Technology), Government of Rajasthan. On May 5, Mugdha Sinha, Secretary of Science & Technology for the Government of Rajasthan, joined USISPF members through USISPF’s ongoing webinar series.
In a discussion moderated by USISPF Chief Operating Officer Gaurav Verma, Ms. Sinha spoke on the Government of Rajasthan’s COVID-19 response and relief efforts, and the role that technology has played in this response. Highlights from the A Conversation with Kishore Mahbubani, Distinguished Fellow at Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore and Executive Director & Strategic Counselor APCO Worldwide, Ambassador Tim Roemer - USISPF. On July 7, Kishore Mahbubani and Ambassador Tim Roemer joined USISPF members on a webinar to discuss the insights shared in Mahbubani’s new book, Has China Won?
, which was released on March 31, 2020. Mahbubani is the former Singaporean Permanent Representative to the United Nations and current Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, while Ambassador Tim Roemer is the former U.S. EXHIBIT BOOTH BY IAC AT REINVEST EXPO, OCTOBER 3-5, 2018. International Experiences in Grid Level Energy Storage and Applicability for India - USISPF. The Industry Advisory Council (IAC) held a roundtable conference on “International Experiences in Grid Level Energy Storage and Applicability for India” on November 30, 2018 at the India International Center, New Delhi.
The event focused on international experiences and regulatory framework for energy storage for grid applications, business models pertaining to India market and supply chain for manufacturing battery storage units. The event concluded underlining the requirement for a policy paper on energy storage with needs in various end use applications. Policy Advocacy - Services - USISPF. USISPF and Zoom Video Communication - Presse Release - USISPF. New Delhi – The current lockdown globally due to the COVID-19 crisis has resulted in many schools transitioning to videoconferencing.
In India, the transition has been challenging for multiple reasons, including cost, resulting in millions of students across the country not being able to continue their education. Trade at Crossroads - US-India Trade Relationship - USISPF. In June 2020, the USISPF and the Atlantic Council released “Assessing India’s Digital Trade Policies: Will they support a $5 trillion economy?”.
This report – authored by Mark Linscott, former Assistant United States Trade Representative and Non-resident Senior Fellow, South Asia Center, at the Atlantic Council – analyzes the importance of importance of trade policies and US-India bilateral trade relationship against the backdrop of the ongoing global pandemic. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced nearly all public policy questions to be seen through the lens of how to detect and respond to the disease as it spreads rapidly across the globe. These include obvious questions of national health care policy and whether there is a place for international efforts to coordinate their national responses.
Trade policy has come to the fore as a growing number of countries restrict exports of critical medical supplies to ensure sufficient availability for patients in-country. US India Defense Progress during COVID 19 - USISPF. Amid the global shutdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic, it is hard to recall that just ten weeks ago, U.S.
President Donald Trump was wrapping up a state visit to India and announcing a “Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership” with Prime Minister Modi. The leaders focused on national security, committing to “greater maritime and space domain awareness and information sharing; joint cooperation; exchange of military liaison personnel; advanced training and expanded exercises between all services and special forces; closer collaboration on co-development and co-production of advanced defense components, equipment, and platforms; and partnership between their defense industries.”
They announced $3 billion in defense deals for Apache and MH-60 Romeo helicopters which, though long expected, provided some bling. Coronavirus delayed all that. Both governments continue to work on new initiatives and ways to grow cooperation, but there is a risk of inertia. Strategy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development - USISPF. Published Highlights of India US Bilateral Trade - USISPF. Policy Advocacy - USISPF. Board Members - USISPF. Trade at Crossroads - US-India Trade Relationship - USISPF. 2nd Annual Leadership Summit Washington DC - USISPF. In a discussion with John Chambers, Nancy Pelosi shared her ideological journey from “kitchen to Congress, housewife to House Speaker”, Congress priorities, and her affection and respect for India.
Speaking on the U.S. business environment, Speaker Pelosi identified entrepreneurship as “the biggest job creator and capital formation instrument” in the U.S. and noted the needs of small business owners, particularly access to capital, a trained workforce, and customers with purchasing power. She also highlighted the success and strategic contributions of the Indo-American community in Silicon Valley entrepreneurship in particular.
She characterized the U.S. -China relationship as “complicated”, noting that the U.S. missed an opportunity 30 years ago to collaborate with the EU on reducing our trade deficit with China – then only $5 billion a year; it is now more than that each week – instead of placing tariffs on the EU. Report on India US Bilateral Trade Projections - USISPF. September 2018 marked the inaugural 2+2 Dialogue between the United States and India, formalizing the strategic relationship, but signs of a positive trajectory between the two partners started appearing earlier on, with burgeoning bilateral trade over the last few years.
The U.S. -India trade relationship is currently at its highest point, with both economies witnessing positive growth in their bilateral trade volumes. USISPF estimates that U.S. -India bilateral trade is likely to grow from $143 billion to $238 billion by 2025. This growth will occur if trade grows by 7.5% each year, as has been the trend for the last 7 years. Recommendations to Government of India - First 100 Days - USISPF.