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INDIA-US BIOSECURITY DIALOGUE

8-9 FEBRUARY 2017 

SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, NEW DELHI, INDIA

 

Summary 

There are multiple goals for the dialogue: to expand knowledge and understanding between India and the US about biological threats; increase awareness and probability of exchanges for early warning and detection of unusual biological events; deepen relationships between participants to serve as technical resources to each other going forward; and to identify issues that may warrant official government-to-government priority. Importantly, bilateral ties between the United States and India, the world’s two largest democracies, are of great consequence to global security, defense, and health. In an era of rapid globalization, major geopolitical transitions, and evolving national security landscapes, partnership between the US and India on critical issues in biosecurity and biodefense remains especially important. Developing shared bilateral understandings of and approaches to tackling hard problems in biosecurity promises to strengthen trust and cooperation, enhance health and security in both nations, and facilitate productive collaborative efforts between Indian and American policymakers, national security experts, life scientists, public health professionals, and healthcare practitioners. Read Full Report