UK-India Relations: A New Chapter?
A discussion with Sir Philip Barton
Incoming UK High Commissioner to India
In this second instalment of India Inc.’s Global Dialogue Series, in association with the Nehru Centre, we will be hosting an exclusive dinner and discussion with Sir Philip Barton, incoming UK High Commissioner to India.
In this intimate discussion under the Chatham House Rule, Sir Philip will field questions relating to:
Rhetoric versus reality in the UK-India relationship
Post-Brexit trade with India
Shared values in a multipolar world
The discussion will be preceded by a meeting between Sir Philip and the Founders’ Circle of India Inc.’s India Strategy Group (ISG).
The Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, London W1K 1HF
ISG Founders’ Circle members are invited to attend a private briefing preceding the dinner. This will relate to economic and political aspects of the UK-India relationship. Members will have the opportunity to express their views and make interventions.
The dinner from 19:15 will see Sir Philip take to the stage with a moderator who will begin the discussion.
Questions will then be taken from an audience of 40 specially invited guests. This will take place over a three-course dinner.
About the India Strategy Group (ISG)
In 2019, India Inc. established the India Strategy Group (ISG), a policy platform bringing together leading figures from the world of business, policy, media and the arts, to engage on issues relating to India and its globalisation.
It oers a unique, invite-only forum for members and special guests to engage ‘with confidence and in confidence’ with policy and opinion formers at the very highest levels from India, the UK, and globally.
About Sir Philip Barton
Sir Philip is the incoming British High Commissioner to India, a role he will take up in April. He has just finished as a member of the FCO Board and Director General, Consular and Security. Immediately before that, he was acting Chair of the Joint Intelligence Committee. He was British High Commissioner to Pakistan from 2014-16 and Deputy Ambassador to the United States from 2011-2013. He worked on South Asian issues earlier in his career as Director, Foreign Policy and Af/Pak Co-ordinator in the Cabinet Oce (2009-11), Additional Director for South Asia in the FCO (2008-9) and First Secretary in New Delhi (1994-7). From 1997-2000, Philip was Private Secretary to Prime Ministers Major and Blair.
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