VIF Round Table on PM Modi’s US Visit
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A VIF Round Table was organized on 15 September 2014 to deliberate on core issues in India-US relations on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States. Ambassador Lalit Man Singh, former Foreign Secretary and Ambassador to the US chaired the meeting while General NC Vij, Director VIF, made the introductory remarks and conducted the proceedings. Others present included Mr. CD Sahay, Lt. Gen. RK Sawhney, Mr. Rajiv Kumar, Ambassadors Kanwal Sibal, TCA Rangachari, Sanjay Singh, Rajiv Sikri, Brig. Vinod Anand and Dr. Harinder Sekhon.

The discussions revolved around trade and economic links, defence and security cooperation, the evolving strategic relationship, climate and WTO issues especially the Trade Facilitation Agreement, regional security issues and global issues. There was a general consensus amongst the participants on the aforementioned issues. Finally, a set of recommendations were arrived at which could serve as a useful input for policy makers.

Event Date 
September 15, 2014
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