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After Khobragade: Can U.S.-India Relations Recover?

AsiaConnect Briefing with Frank G. Wisner, Former U.S. Ambassador to India; Senior Advisor, Asia Society Policy Institute
U.S. and Indian flags fly on Rajpath in front of India Gate in New Delhi, India. (Manpreet Romana/AFP/Getty Images)

Relations between India and the United States have grown leaps and bounds over the past decade, resulting in a vital partnership between the world’s two largest democracies. But the recent arrest and indictment in New York of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has exposed lingering fault lines in ties between Delhi and Washington. How far the fallout will reach is unclear. As India’s general election approaches, how might U.S. and Indian officials set a course to get the relationship back on track?

For the next edition of the Asia Society Policy Institute’s (ASPI) AsiaConnect teleconference series, former U.S. Ambassador to India and ASPI advisor Frank G. Wisner will join us to discuss the recent setback in U.S.-India relations and offer his ideas for unwinding diplomatic tensions. 

Frank G. Wisner is a Foreign Affairs Advisor at Patton Boggs LLP. During his U.S. diplomatic career, which spanned four decades and eight American presidents, he served as Ambassador to India, Egypt, the Philippines, and Zambia. He also served as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and Under Secretary of State for International Security Affairs. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Asia Society Policy Institute.

ASPI’s AsiaConnect is a monthly telephone briefing series on pressing issues in Asia and U.S.-Asia relations made possible through the generous support of Asia Society Trustee Mitch Julis.

AsiaConnect briefings are for the Society's members and supporters. To register and obtain call-in information, please email [email protected] or call +1-202-833-ASIA.