On October 10th & 11th, Ananta Aspen Centre, and its European partner Institut Montaigne, convened a high-level strategic dialogue to discuss the state of India Europerelations.
The sessions deliberated on the four pillars of India – EU cooperation, the FTA negotiations, digital and green economy, connectivity, security and defence. On trade relations, a potential India EUFTA will open a series of trade disciplines and enhance multilateral cooperation.
An EU-led engagement with India can boost confidence among smaller companies to develop sustainable infrastructure. Sustainable international cooperation can drive decarbonisation within the industrial sector.
Delegates concurred that India – EU Connectivity Partnership was a trust-building exercise wherein lay strategic choices on data, digital, and investments screening, to interoperate, connect and integrate.
EU Indo-Pacific guidelines is an important value addition to the India EU partnership on defence and security.