Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Washington, D.C. was highly anticipated and carefully scrutinized. A conversation between experts of Indian affairs to better understand the future of U.S.-India relations was held during Modi's trip to the United States. The panel consisted of Maroof Raza, strategic affairs adviser to India’s leading news channel, Times Now, and Milan Vaishnav, an associate in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Raza spoke largely about U.S.-India relations and the two country’s strategic interests, specifically the war on terror, growing Chinese influence, and Pakistan. Vaishnav spoke about Modi’s priorities for the trip: mobilizing the Indian diaspora, development, defense, and diplomacy.
Milan Vaishnav is a senior associate in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His research focuses on India's political economy.