Asia Foundation Trustee Amb. Inderfurth Addresses World Affairs Council on US-India Relations
San Francisco, July 18, 2012 — On July 18 Asia Foundation Trustee Karl F. Inderfurth addressed the World Affairs Council of Northern California on U.S.-India relations. Assistant secretary of state for South Asian affairs from 1997 to 2001, Inderfurth shared his views based on his extensive knowledge of the US-India relationship drawn from his distinguished career in public service, and explored both the perceptions and misperceptions surrounding US-India ties. He discussed the next steps both nations can take to overcome current obstacles and build, as President Obama put it, one of “the defining partnerships of the 21st Century.” Ambassador Inderfurth, who is the Senior Adviser and Wadhwani Chair in US-India Policy Studies at Center for Strategic and International Studies, said as the world’s most populous democracy, an emerging economic leader, and an increasingly influential global actor, India has become a critical partner in building America’s presence in Asia.
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