Past Events

Conclusion of Defense Delegation to Washington DC 2021 – 20 October 2021

AMCHAM concluded the defense delegation to Washington DC led by AMCHAM’s Chairman, Mr. Salil Gupte, President, Boeing India, along with Mr. William Blair, Chairman – Defense Committee, AMCHAM India and Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin India, on October 20th in a virtual meeting with Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL). The main purpose of the delegation was to inform and sensitize U.S. policymakers on defense related challenges impacting the U.S.-India relationship. The delegation interacted with many of the important players in the economic and strategic partnership and other key decision-makers.

The main topics of discussions with government officials during the series of meetings included:

    • Indo Pacific strategy and cooperation
    • U.S.- India joint maritime exercises, export opportunities and advantage of interoperability
    • Mobilizing the Quad
    • CAATSA (Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act) – awareness of the dynamics and possibility of waiver for India