India, China and the U.S. form a prosperity triangle due to their significance in the global economy. According to a recent report by The Economist the three nations account for more than half of the economic growth of the entire world. In particular, the economic rise of these two Asian nations has been conducive to the long-term prosperity of the rest of the world. However, despite the individual attention both India and China have received, their relationship remains complex.
The India-China Center is an initiative of the Bridging Nations Foundation which was founded to facilitate discussion and collaboration between India, China and the U.S. with the goal of increased economic prosperity. In addition to its Washington, DC office, the Bridging Nations Foundation has expanded its operations to India and now operates out of both New Delhi and Pune. The Bridging Nations Foundation seeks to transform the policy making process by taking a proactive role as both an organization and a facilitator.
The Bridging Nations Foundation is committed to fostering participation among political experts, the business community and policymakers. As India and China emerge as global leaders, they must work together to communicate diplomatically and collaborate to address environmental crises, energy supply and developmental issues. The ICC encourages cooperation to develop a common understanding on these and other issues that affect Sino-Indian relations.
The India-China Center is working on a series of initiatives to build a more bilateral approach to these issues. This will enable individuals and organizations to participate, understand, and influence policy making for the future.