In the past two decades, India has witnessed momentous simultaneous transitions in the economic, societal, and political domains. The intensity and pace of the change is fueling expectations and is already resulting in disappointments, both in India and globally, in terms of the role India will play in the world. Group Captain Krishnappa Venkatshamy of the Indian Air Force discussed the Indian strategic community’s capacity to think strategically and assessed whether the current linear, state-centric approaches advance India’s interests in an age of global complexity. The event was held under the Chatham House Rule, and Carnegie’s Ashley Tellis moderated.
About the South Asia Program
The Carnegie South Asia Program informs policy debates relating to the region’s security, economy, and political development. From India’s domestic political economy to Sino-Indian rivalry to U.S. engagement with India, the Program’s renowned team of experts offer in-depth analysis derived from their unique access to the people and places defining South Asia’s most critical challenges.
About the Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs
The Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs focuses on the pressing international security challenges of the emerging world order, especially U.S. foreign policy and relationships in Asia and the Indian subcontinent. The Chair was established in April 2017 in recognition of Ratan N. Tata’s leadership on Carnegie’s Board of Trustees and his role in taking Indian industry beyond its national borders to create a global brand, emphasizing innovation as the hallmark of commercial success, and contributing to the building of U.S.-India ties.