The India-Japan relationship has been described as the fastest growing strategic partnership in Asia. This event, which marks the public launch of a new National Defense University (NDU) report on this key bilateral relationship, will review the current dynamics of India-Japan relations and implications for Washington as well as Beijing. The event, part of the Wilson Center’s India in Asia initiative, will also discuss early signaling from the Trump administration toward India, Japan, and China and what this could all mean for Washington’s position toward the India-Japan relationship. Thomas Lynch, the NDU report’s co-author, will discuss the publication’s major takeaways and recommendations. Nirupama Rao and Shihoko Goto will assess current thinking about the relationship in New Delhi and Tokyo, respectively.
Thomas F. Lynch III
distinguished research fellow for South Asia, the Near East, and Radical Islam, National Defense University
public policy fellow, Wilson Center, and former Indian foreign secretary and ambassador to the United States and China
senior associate for Northeast Asia, Wilson Center
deputy director, Asia Program and senior associate for South Asia, Wilson Center