You are cordially invited to a panel on the topic of
The Outlook for Indian Military Modernization:
Old Problems, New Opportunities
Air Marshal M Matheswaran
Former Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Indian Air Force)
Alexander B. Gray
Senior Advisor to Congressman J. Randy Forbes
Friday, July 22
The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW, Washington, DC
This event is co-sponsored by Puneet Ahluwalia of The Livingston Group.
The Institute of World Politics cordially invites you to a panel on India’s military modernization. This talk will address India’s compelling security environment and challenges in the face of rising Chinese influence in the region. India’s rising profile demands a proactive action towards international security, but poor policy planning and other factors have created huge challenges to current modernization efforts. India’s new “Make in India” strategy provides opportunities to forge a stronger India-U.S. strategic partnership, one which hopes to counterbalance Chinese expansionism and launch India on a new path to modernization.
Air Marshal M Matheswaran was the Deputy Chief of Intergrated Defence Staff for the Indian Air Force until his retirement in 2014, and was responsible for Policy, Plans, and Force Development. Commissioned as a fighter pilot in 1975, he has held many important commands and staff appointments in his 39-year service career. He is currently President of Aerospace Business for Reliance Defence Ltd.
Alexander B. Gray is Senior Advisor to Congressman J. Randy Forbes (R-VA), Chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee and Co-Chairman of the Congressional China Caucus. Since joining Chairman Forbes’ staff in 2013, Mr. Gray has been responsible for his China Caucus portfolio, as well as handling the Congressman’s broader foreign policy portfolio, focusing on Asia-Pacific security issues.