Sushma Swaraj Bhawan, New Delhi    13-14 January 2023


Launched in 2017, this is the most consequential annual gathering dedicated to India US cooperation. It brings 100 eminent representatives of both countries from across stakeholder groups under one roof. It is by invitation only and held under the Chatham House Rules to encourage open conversations. The purpose of this Forum is to reaffirm the depth of the bilateral relationship and collaborate on the path ahead. The topics of discussion this year include the Indo-Pacific, Russia-Ukraine, South Asian geopolitics, defence production, emerging tech, data governance, digital security/cooperation, energy, supply chains, climate change, G20, trade, and economic engagement. The format is interactive; the duration of each session is split equally on a panel discussion and interaction with other eminent attendees in the room.




As on 10th January 2023

Day 1: Friday, 13th January 2023

Timings Program Detail

Thursday, 12th January

12th Jan; 12 – 5pm
Ground floor lobby


DAY 1. Friday, 13th January

8:00 – 9:00hrs
Ground floor, Lobby


9:15 – 9:30hrs
Chanakya, 2nd floor

Welcome Remarks
Jamshyd N. Godrej
, Chairman, Ananta Centre and Chairman & MD, Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited; Forum Co-Chair

Opening Remarks
Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Ambassador of India to the United States (virtual)

9:30 – 10:30 hrs
Chanakya, 2nd floor

Inaugural keynote conversation:
S Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs,Government of India
Video Message by Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State

Chair: Elbridge Colby, Principal, Marathon Initiative

10:30 – 11:30hrs
Chanakya, 2nd floor

Session 1
A warmer Indo-Pacific: Responses to an assertive China

  • Eileen Laubacher, Special Assistant to the President & Senior Director for South Asia, White House National Security Council
  • Stephen E Biegun,Former US Deputy Secretary of State
  • Sunil Lanba (Admiral Retd.), Former Chief of Naval Staff, Indian Navy
  • Ashok Malik,Former Policy Advisor, Ministry of External Affairs; Chair and Partner, Asia Group India

Chair: C Raja Mohan,Senior Fellow, Asia Society Policy Institute

11:30 – 12:30hrs
Chanakya, 2nd floor

Session 2
Energy Insecurity: Finding a balance

  • Vivek Lall, Chief Executive, General Atomics, Global Corporation
  • SumantSinha, Founder & CEO Renew Power
  • R Mukundan, CEO, Tata Chemicals
  • Soma Banerjee, Head of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, BP India

Chair: Arunabha Ghosh, CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water

12:30 – 14:15hrs
Nalanda, ground floor

Plenary Lunch hosted by USISPF

A conversation on the Quad with:

  • Barry O'Farrell, High Commissioner of Australia to India
  • AElizabeth Jones, Chargé d'affaires, US Embassy
  • KunihikoKawazu, Minister andDeputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan
  • Vani Rao,Additional Secretary,Americas Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

Chair: Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, Distinguished Fellow, Ananta Aspen Centre; India Practice Head, Eurasia Group

14:20 – 15:20 hrs
Chanakya 2nd Floor

Session 3
Come together over tech: Setting the rules for digital security/cooperation

  • Rajesh Pant, National Cyber Security Coordinator, Prime Minister's Office Government of India
  • Anne Neuberger, Deputy National Security Advisor Cyber Security and Emerging Tech, US (Video message)
  • Joe Wang, Senior Director, Foreign Policy, Special Competitive Studies Project
  • Husanjot Chahal, Research Analyst, Georgetown University's Center for Security and Emerging Technology
  • Anirudh Suri,Founding Partner, India Internet Fund
  • Ravi Aurora, Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy & Indo-Pacific Policy Operations, Mastercard

Chair: Mukesh Aghi, President, USISPF

15:20 – 16:20hrs
Chanakya, 2nd floor

Session 4
India – US: Steering economies through a recession

Keynote speaker: V. AnanthaNageswaran, Chief Economic Advisor, Government of India

  • Janmejaya Sinha, Chairman, Boston Consulting Group
  • SajjidChinoy, Chief Economist, JP Morgan India
  • Anushri Bansal, Director – Economics Institute, Mastercard
  • Nilesh Shah, MD, Kotak Mahindra Asset Management
  • Sujoy Bose, CEO and MD, National Investment & Infrastructure Fund

Chair: Shereen Bhan, Managing Editor, CNBC

16:20 – 16:30hrs
2nd Floor, pre-function area


16:30 – 17:30 hrs

Session 5 – Shakuntalam Ground Floor
Trustpolitik: Making partnerships go beyond interests

  • S Panchanathan, Director of the National Science Foundation
  • K VijayRaghavan, Former Principal Scientific Advisor
  • David Feith, Adjunct Senior Fellow, CNAS
  • Rahul Matthan, Partner, Trilegal
  • Nehaa Chaudhari, Partner, Ikigai Law
  • Darshan Hiranandani, MD &CEO - Hiranandani Group

Chair: Tarun Das, Founding Trustee, Ananta Aspen Centre and Former Director General, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

Session 6 – Chanakya, 2nd Floor
South Asia: Will the future look like the past?

  • Don Lu, Assistant Secretary, South & Central Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • Andrew Wilder, Vice President, United States Institute for Peace
  • Tilak Devasher, Former Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat Government of India
  • J P Singh, Joint Secretary, PAI, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India


Chair: C Raja Mohan,Senior Fellow, Asia Society Policy Institute

17:35 – 18:50hrs
Chanakya, 2nd Floor

Session 7
Supply Chains: shorter, stronger, resilient

Keynote Speaker: Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India

  • Paul Dyck, Vice President, International Government Affairs, Walmart
  • Josh Foulger, Managing Director, Bharat FIH Ltd (A Foxconn Technology Group Company)
  • Saon Ray, Visiting Professor, ICRIER
  • R Dinesh,President Designate, CII; Vice Chairman, TVS Supply Chain Solutions
  • Bhairavi Jani, Executive Director, SCA Group; Chairperson & Founder, IEF Entrepreneurship Foundation

Chair: Virat Bhatia, MD, Apple India

18:50 – 19:00 hrs
2nd Floor, pre-function area


19:15–20:00 hrs
Chanakya, 2nd Floor

Keynote Conversation with
Gina Raimondo, US Secretary of Commerce (virtual)
Punit Renjen, Global CEO, Deloitte (virtual)

20:00 hrs

Depart for Dinner

20:15 hrs Onwards
Shahjehan Hall,Taj Palace Hotel

Reception and dinner hosted by Jamshyd Godrej Chairman, Ananta Centre and Chairman & MD, Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited; Forum Co-Chair

21:00 – 21:30 hrs
Shahjahan Hall, Taj Palace Hotel

Keynote Conversation with
Jennifer Granholm, US Secretary of Energy (virtual)
Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs & Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India

Chair: Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, Distinguished Fellow, Ananta Aspen Centre; India Practice Head, Eurasia Group

Day 2: Saturday, 14th January 2023

Timings Program Detail

Day 2. Saturday, 14th January

9:30 – 10:00 hrs
Pre-function area, Chanakya


10:00 – 11:15 hrs
Chanakya, 2nd Floor

Session 8
Pathways to Net Zero: Inclusive, Equitable & Sustainable Growth

  • Jamshyd N. Godrej, Chairman, Ananta Centre and Chairman & MD, Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited; Forum Co-Chair
  • Michael Schiffer, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Asia, USAID
  • Charlotte Pera, Vice President, Bezos Earth Fund
  • Slokarth Dash, Vice President and Head of Strategy & Planning, Ola Electric
  • Todd Stern, FormerUS Special Envoy for Climate Change
  • Arunabha Ghosh, CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water
  • Lauren Sanchez, Senior Climate Advisor to the Governor of California (virtual)

Chair: James Abraham, Trustee, Ananta Aspen Centre

11:15 - 11:30 hrs
Pre function area, Chanakya


11:30 – 12:40hrs
Chanakya, 2nd floor

Session 9
Defending India: Co-development and co-production

  • Lindsey Ford, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia, US
  • BanmaliAgrawala, President, Global Corporate Affairs, Defence and Aerospace, Tata
  • William Blair, Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin India
  • Jayant Patil, Senior Executive Vice President - Defence, L&T
  • Paul Jones, Vice President, International Government Relations, Raytheon
  • Elbridge Colby, Principal, Marathon Initiative
  • Ajay Kumar, Former Defence Secretary, Government of India

Chair: Daniel Twining, President, International Republican Institute

12:45 – 14:15 hrs
Nalanda, Ground Floor

Plenary Lunch
The Promise of the Partnership

In Conversation with
N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Group
Ashley Tellis,Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs and Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

14:30 – 15:45 hrs

Session 10 – Chanakya 2nd Floor
Russia – Ukraine war: Handling the Fallout

  • Vance Serchuk, Executive Director, KKR
  • VelinaTchakarova, Director, AEIS
  • Tanvi Madan, Senior Fellow,Brookings
  • Walter Russell Mead, Columnist,Wall Street Journal; Professor, Bard College
  • Ummu Salma Bava, Professor and Jean Monnet Chair, Centre for EuropeanStudies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Venkatesh Varma, Former Ambassador of India to Russia

Chair: Rudra Chaudhuri, Director, Carnegie India

Session 11- Shakuntalam Ground Floor
G-20 for global good: Recovery for a sustainable LiFE

In Conversation with
Amitabh Kant, G20 Sherpa, Government of India
Chair:Samir Saran, President, ORF

16:00 – 17:15 hrs
Chanakya, 2nd Floor

Session 12
Business in a decoupled world

  • Enoh T.Ebong, Director, US TDA
  • Rajeev Eyunni,Head of Public Markets, Premji Invest
  • Atul Keshap, President, US India Business Council
  • Deepak Bagla, CEO, Invest India
  • Richard Rossow, Senior Adviser and Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies, CSIS

Chair: Naushad Forbes, Chairman, Ananta Aspen Centre; Co-Chairman, Forbes Marshall

17:15 – 17:30 hrs


17:30 – 18:45hrs
Chanakya, 2nd Floor

Session 13
Beyond visual range: The evolving rings of emerging technologies

Keynote speaker: Rajeev Chandrasekhar,
Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India

  • K Ananth Krishnan, CTO, Tata Consultancy Services
  • LingrajuSawkar,President, Kyndryl India
  • RajenVagadia, President, QualComm India
  • Susmita Mohanty,Director General, Spaceport SARABHAI
  • RajanNavani,Vice Chairman,JetSynthesys

Chair:Arvind Gupta, Founder, iSpirt

18:45– 19:45hrs
Chanakya, 2nd Floor

Indian Ocean: Evolving space of India-US engagement

In conversation with
Vinay Kwatra,
Foreign Secretary, Government of India; Forum Co-Chair
Chair: Indrani Bagchi, CEO, Ananta Centre


Depart for Dinner

Ballroom, The Oberoi Hotel New Delhi

Reception & Dinner hosted by Vinay Kwatra, Foreign Secretary, Government of India

Thank You for Your Support


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