As India’s 1.3 billion people endure an extended national lockdown against the
coronavirus, the Modi government wrestles with what is now a globally familiar dilemma: keeping a country safe amid contagion without jeopardizing its long-term economic survival. How has the pandemic affected the world’s most populous democracy? What has been the impact for its social cohesion; its growing pharmaceutical and medical devices industries; its relations with neighboring states; its growing ties to both the United States and Israel; and its bonds with Indian Americans? Joining us to discuss these issues and more will be H.E. Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Indian Ambassador to the United States.