India Today Group to hold 3rd India Today Global Roundtable

MUMBAI: From New York to New Delhi and from PM Modi’s trip to the US to President Barrack Obama’s trip to India, the third edition of The India Today Global Roundtable is poised to be the highpoint in the meeting of the two world Leaders. After the landmark events at New York and Kathmandu coinciding with PM Modi’s foreign trips, the third edition of the Roundtable at New Delhi running parallel to President Obama’s India visit is all set to raise the bar.


 The India Today Global Roundtable has established itself as the definitive global event that has seen the most eminent thought leaders from across the globe having intelligent discourses on issues of international consequence.  The success of the first two roundtables at New York on September 2014 and Kathmandu on November 2014, have clearly put the series on a pedestal as an Industry first and among the most keenly followed event of this stature.


 In the backdrop of the first American president’s visit for the Republic Day celebrations, the conclave will make sense of US implications on the subcontinent from trade to defence, nuclear deals to the war on terror and other key aspects of Indo - US significance.


 The most respected stalwarts with experience on issues pertaining to Obama’s India mission will debate and share their views on the unprecedented expectation of whether the historic event of the American President’s visit will truly be history in the making.


 The sessions at the roundtable will have General V.K. Singh (Retd), Union Minister of State for External Affairs talking on the role of India and the US in the War on terror. While the national and Global issue of Climate change will be taken up by Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change. Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Finance will share his views on a Successful journey in the Indo US Economic partnership.


The eminent panelists at the roundtable will include the top faces in politics and business who have had a track record as the most respected names in their field.  The distinguished speakers at the event will include Manish Tewari, Former Union Minister, Seshadri Chari, Editor, AGNI & Former Editor, Organiser, and  Abdul Basit, Pakistani High Commissioner to India who will debate on the fragile trust issues between India, Pakistan and the USA.


Nirupama Rao, Former Ambassador to the US will speak on bridging the distance between the two countries. While Hardeep Puri, Former Envoy to the United Nations and Sitaram Yechury, CPI(M) Leader will debate on the road ahead for the Indo – US Nuclear Deal.


On the business front Banmali Agrawala, President and CEO, GE South Asia and Som Mittal, Former president, NASSCOM will share his views on whether Modi will add to the investments.


Rahul Chaudhry, CEO, Tata Power SED, Pratyush Kumar, President, Boeing India and Nik Khanna, Country Director, Raytheon India will speak on Defense related issues in the session Defense of the Realm – Life after Make in India.


The Rise of the NRI and Becoming Part of the American Dream will see insights from Ram Madhav, General Secretary, BJP and Sanjay Puri, Convener, United States India Political Action Committee.


The India Today Global Roundtable promises to be the defining event that will add the real perspective amidst the fanfare of President Obama’s India visit. The Event will be telecast through the day on 23rd January exclusively on Headlines Today.

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