INFRASTRUCTURE

USISPF advances infrastructure policy and influences regulatory regimes by promoting best practices and market-based solutions. Our advocacy efforts focus on policies tied to critical issues including land use and acquisition, successful Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) implementation, project financing, and reforms that directly affect investors and companies. USISPF facilitates successful trade promotion through joint workshops and roundtables with the Indian government to showcase our members’ equipment, technologies, and services to meet India’s infrastructure needs. USISPF also provides a platform for Indian companies to explore opportunities to participate in the infrastructure opportunity within the U.S.

FINANCIAL SERVICES AND TAX

Today’s global financial services sector is shaped by innovation and technology. While working to help deepen India’s capital markets and its banking and insurance sectors, USISPF also provides a platform to companies to work as partners with the Government of India to promote financial inclusion. Less than 10% of India’s population is active in the capital markets and less than 5% of the country has access to insurance. This scenario presents an enormous opportunity for USISPF member companies. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of financial inclusion and bold move of demonetization has already nudged the country toward digital payments.

AEROSPACE & DEFENSE

Aerospace and Defense is a major focus for USISPF. India is engaged in military modernization with ongoing acquisitions and heavy developmental programs. USISPF is well positioned to capitalize on the U.S.-India Defense Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) to ensure the success of the U.S. and Indian industries, both in providing advanced military capability, and in simultaneously fulfilling the ‘Make in India’ mandate. USISPF leads open and productive discussions with all stakeholders to develop a better understanding of what more must be done to advance this relationship, while simultaneously defining an actionable roadmap for mutual success

Our Focus

Strategic Engagement

USISPF works towards setting the agenda on issues of bilateral and geo-political relevance. Our unique position of working closely with key decision makers enables us to contribute meaningfully in strengthening the strategic partnership between India and the U.S. The Forum’s areas of focus include:
  • Defense and Security
  • Energy and Infrastructure Development
  • Healthcare Access and Inclusion
  • Food Security and Agriculture

Policy Research & Advocacy

USISPF provides its member companies a platform to track policy developments at the state and federal level, new avenues for investment, and deepening engagement with relevant stakeholders. The Forum facilitates government and business introductions to drive collaboration.

Additionally, through theme-based research and knowledge sharing, the Forum is charting the next chapter in bilateral relations. Some of our research includes analysis of U.S.-India bilateral trade and growth trajectory, potential of India’s hi-tech manufacturing sector to create jobs, and analysis of India’s political landscape on the doing business environment.

Inclusive Development

USISPF focuses on inclusive growth by bridging the gap between corporate initiatives and government priorities. The Forum will pave the way for strategic development in both countries by aggregating CSR initiatives, assisting in PPP Projects, facilitating education-related exchanges, and building stronger cultural ties.

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