This will be an interactive group discussion session led by N Devadasan with the support of Dorothy Lall. We shall identify key issues about NCDs in India from a health systems perspective (not a bio medical perspective). The purpose of the discussion shall be to evolve a position paper on NCDs in India by IPH. Participants (from within IPH or outside) can join together to work on a literature review of current health systems understanding of NCDs and work together on a position paper on NCDs from a systems perspective. The position paper shall also guide future activities of IPH’s work on research and action on NCDs.