India-China Luncheon Lectures – India and the new geopolitics of technology

In this session, Pramit Pal Chaudhuri will elaborate on India’s role in shaping the new geopolitics of technology

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Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, Senior Columnist, Hindustan Times

Chaired by

Frédéric Grare, Senior Policy Fellow, ECFR

The ECFR Asia Programme is delighted to invite you to our online webinar which is part of our virtual luncheon series dedicated to the future of India-China relations. 

The webinar series features one prominent Indian speaker a month who will shed light on the various aspects of the Sino-Indian relationship and help to understand what the possible implications are for Europe’s growing engagement in the Indo-Pacific region. In this session, Pramit Pal Chaudhuri will elaborate on India’s role in shaping the new geopolitics of technology.

Technology is becoming an ever more crucial element in India’s geopolitical strategy, especially considering its growing rivalry with China. As New Delhi has ambitions to become an important player in the field of emerging technologies in the coming decades, it is investing heavily in multilateral structures like the Quad and the Indo-Pacific Economic Partnership which are dealing with strategic technologies and supply chain resilience at their core. Recent bilateral initiatives like new FTA’s and the Indo-UK roadmap agreement were concluded against this backdrop. What is India’s vision for the region? How does India use technology as a geopolitical tool to counter Chinese dominance in the Indo-Pacific? What role can the newly announced TTC with the EU play in this light? 

Pramit Pal Chaudhuri is a Senior Columnist and former Foreign Editor with the Hindustan Times since 2000. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Ananta Aspen Centre and a delegate for a number of track two strategic and climate dialogues including those with the United States, China, Israel, South Korea, UK and a US-India-Japan trilateral. In addition, he served two terms on the National Security Advisory Board to the Prime Minister of India from 2011 to 2015 and is, amongst others, senior advisor for the US-based consultancies Rhodium Group, BowerGroupAsia and Eurasia Group. In the past he has been a media fellow at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, fellow at the Henry Stimson Centre, Washington DC; a Hubert Humphrey Fellow at the University of Maryland-College Park; a South Asian fellow at Cornell University and a Schwarz Fellow with the Asia Society New York. He also remains a member of the Asia Society Global Council.

The debate will be on the record and held in English. If you have any questions about this event, please contact [email protected].