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US, Indian think tanks form joint group
Washington, May 12, 2011
Two US and Indian think tanks, the
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the Aspen Institute
India, have announced the formation of the US-India Joint
Group on shared national interests.
The group, composed of former government officials and
scholars from both countries, is co-chaired by Robert D.
Blackwill, former US ambassador to India and Henry A.
Kissinger, former US national security adviser, and Naresh
Chandra, former Indian ambassador to the US and chairman of
India's National Security Advisory Board.
The group will provide policy recommendations in seven areas:
the rise of Chinese power, the status of Pakistan, the future
of Afghanistan, ongoing changes in the Middle East,
opportunities for global and bilateral economic cooperation,
joint efforts on climate change and technology development,
and possibilities for defence cooperation.
Findings will be released following the concluding meeting in