On September 18 and 19, 2019, The Heritage Foundation partnered with the prominent independent Indian think tank, the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) to host a two-day event at Heritage entitled India on the Hill: Charting a Future for Indo-U.S. Relations.
By 2030, India and the US will rank amongst the largest democratic economies in the world—a development that will further elevate the importance of this relationship for international peace and stability. India and the US already share a preference for a free, open and liberal international system — values that underpin cooperation on a wide range of issues—ranging from Indo-Pacific security to counter-terrorism and defense collaboration. Nevertheless, the two countries also confront differences on trade, technology, and India’s extant energy and security relationships that must be resolved. “India on the Hill” attempts to support this rapidly maturing bilateral partnership by untangling existing differences and advancing shared strategic interests.