Tech & Digitalisation

Webinar: How can technology push EU-India ties to a higher level?
08 Feb 2023 10:00 - 11:15
Bron: Charles Michel (President of the European Council), Narendra Modi (Prime Minister of India), Ursula von der Leyen (President of the European Commission) / European Union

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India will soon become the world’s most populous nation, overtaking China. It will hold the presidency of the G20 this year and present itself as a new superpower. In the current geopolitical context, there is ample reason for the EU and India to deepen their ties further. The EU and its member states are investing in economic resilience and open strategic autonomy.

Therefore, a key question is: can India help the EU move closer to strategic autonomy by decreasing some of its dependence on China? India is promoting its own manufacturing and production capabilities through its ‘Make in India’ campaign by diversifying existing supply chains that often rely on China. India is also making it clear that it wishes to address overreliance on Russia for defence equipment.

Another key question is: can the EU help India to move closer towards strategic autonomy – more specifically, reducing Indian reliance on Russia? What role can technology play in deepening and broadening the relationship between India and the EU?

Recently, Clingendael researchers collaborated with Indian and European experts to analyse How strategic tech cooperation can reinvigorate relations between the EU and India.

The Clingendael Institute is pleased to invite you to the webinar How can technology push EU-India ties to a higher level? Join the conversation and ask questions to the experts.


Welcome & scene-setting remarks

10.00 to 10.10 hrs  CET (14.30 IST)

  • Maaike Okano-Heijmans, Lead of the research programme 'geopolitics of technology and digitalisation' at the Clingendael Institute ​​​​​

  • Marten van den Berg, Ambassador of the Netherlands to India 

EU-India strategic cooperation in defence tech and the semi-conductors supply chain? 

10.10 to 10.40 hrs CET (14.40 IST)

  • Yogesh Joshi, Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore 

  • Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, Distinguished Fellow and Head Strategic Affairs at Ananta Aspen Centre

  • Stefania Benaglia, Head of the Global Connectivity Programme at Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels 

Reflections: a Dutch view

  • Agnes Mulder, Member of the Dutch Parliament for the Christen Democratic Appeal (CDA)

Q&A and plenary discussion 

10.40 to 11.15 hrs CET (15.10 IST)

  • Moderated by Maaike Okano-Heijmans and Vera Kranenburg, Clingendael Institute


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