Canada-India Partnership

Canada and India have both identified each other as priority countries. Last year, in a joint statement issued by the two governments, it was announced that the bilateral relationship will be upgraded to a “strategic partnership”. The two countries are nearing the completion of a free trade agreement (CEPA) and a foreign investment protection agreement (FIPA) while there are already several major bilateral agreements in place, including an agreement on science and technology cooperation.

About the Centre

River-Building-Carleton-UniversitySince its inception in 2011, the Centre has established partnerships with over 20 academic and research entities in India such as IIT-Bombay, BITS Pilani, TERI University, Delhi University. The Centre has also convened several high-profile events to discuss issues of strategic importance such as the Smart Cities Forum in 2015. The Centre organizes the prestigious Dhahan Lecture and has hosted notable speakers such as Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam (Former President of India), Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia (Dy. Chairman of India’s Planning Commission).

Through its partnerships and stakeholder engagement, the Centre has established the following strategic objectives (1) Lead research in various aspects of water, energy, and innovation, (2) Build capacity for innovation and collaboration, and (3) Raise awareness of policy-relevant information.