Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Seminar Details

09 Dec 2013

India-US Defence Cooperation: The Way Forward

Date:  December 9, 2013, 10.00-13.30 hrs
Venue: The Deck Suite, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi


09.30 AM: Registration and Refreshments
10.00 AM: Welcome Address and Introductory Remarks

  • Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER
  • Ambassador H.K. Singh, Chair Professor, ICRIER-Wadhwani US Chair
10.15 AM: Session I: India – US Defence Relations: An Overview

Chair: Air Chief Marshal (Retd.) S. Krishnaswamy

  • Prof. C. Mahapatra, “Indo-US Military Relations: Bottlenecks and Prospects.”
  • Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal, “India-US Defence Co-operation: Moving to a Higher Trajectory.”
11.00 AM: Session II: The Defence Industry: Indian Perspectives

Chair: Ambassador H.K. Singh, Chair Professor, ICRIER-Wadhwani US Chair

  • Mr. Vijay K. Mathur, “The Aviation Industry Strategic Underpinning for Airpower.”
  • Mr Pritpal Singh Chhinna, “India US Defence Cooperation: Services Industry Perspective.” 
  • Ms. Neelu Khatri, 
  • Mr. Deba. R. Mohanty, “High Expectation, Low Results: A Look into India-US Technology Transfer Mechanisms.”


12.00 PM: Coffee Break
12.15 PM: Session III: The Defence Industry: US Perspectives

Chair: Mr. Vijay K. Mathur

  • Mr. Subimal Bhattacharjee, “Challenges and Opportunities for the US Companies working in Indian Defence Industry.”
  • Mr. Manohar Thyagaraj, ‘Moving Forward on Defense Technology Cooperation’ 
  • Mr. George White, “Defence Offsets: Challenges and Opportunities for US Defence Companies.”
13.15 PM: Summary and Closing Remarks
13.30 PM: Lunch


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