India-China Relations: An OverviewVIEW EVENT DETAILS
India Speaker Series
Please note this program will take place off-site at the Hong Kong Club.
India and China are neighbors who have shared historical and civilizational ties that date back centuries. Reforms and rapid growth seen in China in the late 1970s, and in the early 1990s in India, have led their economies to grow at over six percent of GDP annually for the past several decades. With a combined population of over two and a half billion, they are among the largest markets today, sharing many common interests and positions on global issues, including trade and climate change. Despite border issues that need to be addressed, both are looking at greater bilateral engagement on economic and geopolitical issues. Chinese investments are growing in India and India is seeking to expand its trading relationship with China. Gautam Bambawale, India’s Ambassador to China since November 2017, will provide an overview of the current India-China relations and the opportunities that lie ahead.
Gautam Bambawale is the Ambassador of India to China. He was previously High Commissioner of India to Pakistan and Ambassador of India to Bhutan. Amb. Bambawale served as Joint Secretary (East Asia) in the Ministry of External Affairs in Delhi from 2009 to 2014, responsible for relations with Japan, China and South Korea amongst other countries. He was the first Consul General of India in Guangzhou. Other positions include Minister (Political) and Head of the Political Wing at the Embassy of India in Washington, D.C. and Deputy Chief for the Division of National Security Affairs, Defence and International Policy in the Prime Minister’s Office. Amb. Bambawale joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1984, and served in Hong Kong and Beijing between 1985 and 1991. He received his Master’s degree from Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune.
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