Pramit Pal Chaudhuri

Senior Associate

Pramit Pal Chaudhuri is a senior associate  at RHG and leads the firm’s India practice. He combines an in-depth knowledge of Indian policy-making in strategic and economic fields with an extensive network in Indian political, media and corporate worlds. Pramit is also the foreign editor of the Hindustan Times, the primary newspaper of the Indian capital New Delhi. He is presently serving as a member of the Indian government’s National Security Advisory Board(NSAB), a body that provides policy inputs to the Indian Prime Minister’s Office in security and economic fields. Pramit is a member of the following task forces within the NSAB: maritime security, neighborhood policy, resource security and strategic communication.

He serves as a delegate for a number of track-two strategic and economic dialogues on behalf of India’s largest chamber of commerce, the Confederation of Indian Industries, and the affiliated Aspen Institute of India. These include the CII-Aspen Strategy Group India-US strategic dialogue, the Aspen Institute of India-China Reform School dialogue and the CII’s trilateral India-US-Japan dialogue. These dialogues serve as path-breakers for India’s relationships with major countries of the world in all spheres of policy. Pramit’s affiliations outside of India include being a member of the New York-based Asia Society’s Global Council, the Aspen Institute of Italy, the Institute of International Strategic Studies in London and the Mont Pelerin Society.

Among India’s most prominent commentators on the country’s political and economic relations with the rest of the world, Pramit combines this with extensive insight into the intricacies of the domestic situation in India. He writes a regular blog, Foreign Hand, and a column for his newspaper. In 2007-08 he was the Bernard Schwarz Fellow at the Asia Society in New York and a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow at the University of Maryland College Park in 1994-95. Pramit has also been a media fellow at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, South Asia Fellow at the Henry Stimson Centre and Visiting Fellow at his alma mater Cornell University.

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Return of the Indo-European

by Pramit Pal Chaudhuri

The European Union is hoping that the long-awaited free trade agreement (FTA) with India is completed before New Delhi is consumed by the coming general elections. “A lot hinges on the FTA,” says the EU ambassador to India, Joao Cravinho. “We are coming to a ...