India & South Asia
Our India & South Asia team has decades of experience in the region and have served at some of the highest levels of the US government focused on South Asia. Richard Rossow leads our work in India & South Asia and has led extensive outreach to cultivate state-level ties in India through private sector and think tank engagements. Balinder Singh and Anirudh Goswami lead Delhi-based BSAG Consulting Private Limited, our strategic partner for India. Safiya Ghori-Ahmad helped shape US policy towards the region at both the Department of State and as a staff member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Robert O. Blake, Jr. served as Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, and Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé in New Delhi. And Teresita C. Schaffer served as US Ambassador to Sri Lanka after serving in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
At the federal level in India, McLarty has helped firms secure relaxations in foreign investment restrictions that unlocked new investments and helped companies secure new business deals with Indian multinationals. We’ve also helped companies navigate India’s evolving cross-border data legislation.
An increasing number of clients require assistance at the Indian state-level. Just in the last few years we have helped a multinational build out a program to work with state governments to diversify suppliers and worked with companies to secure new contracts for the sale of their products and ensure that operations across multiple states would not be impeded during the early pandemic lockdowns.
Our work experience in the region goes well beyond India. We have current to recent projects in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka on issues ranging from dispute resolution to product launch support.
We’ve lived in or worked on:
- Sri Lanka
- The Maldives
Indian states & union territories:
- Andhra Pradesh
- Himachal Pradesh
- Madhya Pradesh
- Tamil Nadu
- Uttar Pradesh