With US President Barack Obama’s
Among other “interesting and ambitious ideas” recommended by the India-US CEOs’ Forum Tuesday were “collaboration under the National Solar Mission of India, a long term initiative on diabetes research and treatment, linkages between educational institutions and joint research in clean energy, including bio-fuels.”
To follow up on the ideas, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who led the high-level official team, announced that a committee headed by Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia would be formed in
The CEOs met in a smaller format, before interacting with the government representatives. They presented recommendations to both governments in four core areas: (i) Infrastructure; (ii) Clean Energy; (iii) Education and (iv) e-Health/Biotechnology.
The forum also discussed impediments and some breakthrough long term ideas, the Indian embassy said noting “CEOs from both sides and representatives of the two Governments agreed that there was tremendous potential and synergy in the economic partnership between
“The forthcoming visit of President Barack Obama to
Reconstituted last year with 12 CEOs from
The forum first met in November last year on the sidelines of Manmohan Singh’s Singh’s visit to
There was very high level government participation from both sides reflecting the importance attached by both Governments. Besides Mukherjee and Ahluwalia, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma also attended the forum from the Indian government side.