Hudson Institute hosted an off-the-record discussion with Dr. Madhav Nalapat on India-US relations and the domestic policies of Modi 2.0. Dr. Madhav talked about building closer India-US diplomatic relations, the digitalization of India’s economy and government services, and a potential US-India security alliance. In particular, Dr. Madhav emphasized the importance of close India-US cooperation in naval power and cyber space as a strong counter to the Sino-Russian security alliance that dominates the region. During the question-answer period, he discussed topics ranging from Huawei’s 5G expansion to developing a sound Indian industrial policy.
Dr. Nalapat is the Editorial Director of The Sunday Guardian and ITV Network (India), Vice-Chair of Manipal University's Advanced Research Group, and Director of the Department of Geopolitics, Manipal University.