Georgetown University's India Initiative hosted Salman Khurshid, former cabinet minister of the Ministry of External Affairs of India, to address the question "Does India have what it takes to tackle the obstacles to its growth, and claim its place as a major twenty-first century power?" Following his remarks, there was an interactive Q&A session with participants.
As a current senior Congress leader, Salman Khurshid reflected on the last 18 months of the Modi government's rule and the Congress Party's role going forward. Tapping into his experience as the former external affairs minister, Khurshid analyzed Prime Minister Modi's foreign policy including the pivot to United States, India's relationship with China, engagements with Pakistan, and its 'Act East' policy. He also touched on India's new and developing foreign policy doctrine.
Salman Khurshid is a member of the Indian National Congress and previously served as the minister of external affairs.