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India, Italy, ORF, Observer Research Foundation, orfonline, Gautam Chikermane, Harsh Pant, Ugo Tramballi, Jayshree Sengupta, Bidisha Ganguly, India-Italy, 70 years

Brainstorming session on 70 Years of India-Italy Relations: What Lies Ahead

This session explores the seven decades of India-Italy relations in the light of dramatic changes happening in both the countries. While India’s economic and foreign policy spaces seem to be transforming under the Narendra Modi led government, Italytoo is experiencing political and economic upheavals of different kinds. The noteworthy development is the unprecedented rise of Five Star Movement. This discussion will cover three important themes:

  • Political leadership and economic reforms in India and Italy
  • Political leadership and geopolitical changes in India and Italy
  • Challenges before, and opportunities in, India-Italy relations


Mr. Ugo Tramballi, Senior Advisor and Head of the Indian Program at ISPI

Prof. Harsh Pant, Distinguished Fellow, ORF

Ms. Bidisha Ganguly, Principal Economist, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

Ms. Britta Petersen, Senior Fellow, ORF

Ms. Jayshree Sengupta, Senior Fellow, ORF

Mr. Gautam Chikermane, Vice President, ORF

Please register at the earliest as seats are limited. 

The timing of this event is from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

ORF Campus, New Delhi