Roundtable with Ambassador Robert Blake Jr., Senior Director, India & South Asia, McLarty Associates – 15th October 2018
On October 15th, 2018, AMCHAM organized a roundtable with Ambassador Robert Blake Jr., Senior Director, India & South Asia, McLarty Associates, in New Delhi. In his opening remarks, Mr. Michael Koch, Chairman – Defense Committee, AMCHAM and Vice President, Boeing India Defense, Space & Security, gave an overview of the business environment in India. Ambassador Blake (previously Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia at the State Department and Ambassador to Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Indonesia) gave an insightful and candid view from Washington DC on the upcoming U.S. elections and issues of importance in the U.S. – India relationship, such as CATSAA, trade strategies, Indo – Pacific cooperation and tariffs on steel and aluminium, among others. Ambassador Blake emphasized the goodwill that Indian American members of Congress have generated on Capitol Hill over the years. Closing remarks were made by Ms. Ranjana Khanna, Director General CEO, AMCHAM. The session was hosted at the Boeing office.