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Early Years of Nuclear Cooperation and Non-Proliferation: A Dialogue on Nuclear Historicities

October 10, 2012
1000 hrs

Venue: Auditorium, IDSA
Keynote address: Shri Pinak Chakravarty, Special Secretary (Public Diplomacy), MEA
Special address: Dr. Christian Ostermann, Co-Director, NPIHP


0930-1000: Registration

Inaugural Session

1000-1005: Opening remarks by Dr. Arvind Gupta, DG, IDSA [Watch Video]

1005-1020: Keynote address by Shri Pinak Chakravarty, Special Secretary (Public Diplomacy), Ministry of External Affairs [Watch Video]

1020-1045: Special address by Dr. Christian Ostermann, Co-Director, NPIHP [Watch Video]

1045-1100: Tea/coffee break

1100-1300: Session I — Early years of international nuclear cooperation

  • Amb. K. Shankar Bajpai, Former Secretary, MEA (Chair)
  • Dr. G. Balachandran, IDSA – A Structural Overview [Watch Video]
  • Dr. Anna-Mart van Wyk, Monash University – The South African Narrative [Watch Video]
  • Prof. Arun Grover, TIFR/Panjab University – An Indian Retrospective [Watch Video]
  • Dr. Han Changqing, East China Normal University - A Chinese Perspective
  • Dr. Carlo Patti, CPDOC, Rio de Janerio – A Latin American narrative
  • Ms. Jayita Sarkar, Geneva Institute – Early Years of Franco-Indian Cooperation

1300: Lunch

1400: Session II — Nehru, non-proliferation and the bomb

  • Shri. M.K. Rasgotra, Former Foreign Secretary (Chair)
  • Shri. Inder Malhotra (Veteran journalist) [Watch Video]
  • Dr. Joseph Pilat, Los Alamos Laboratory [Watch Video]
  • Prof. Bharat Karnad, Centre for Policy Research [Watch Video]
  • Shri Kapil Patil, Indian Pugwash Society (Discussant)

1530: Tea/Coffee Break

1545-1730: Panel Discussion: India’s nuclear decision making 1964-74 [Watch Video]

  • Shri. Inder Malhotra (Chair)
  • Adm. K.K. Nayyar
  • Prof. Bharat Karnad
  • Shri K. Santhanam
  • Dr. Joseph Pilat
  • Dr. R.R. Subrahmanian