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About South Asia Conference

The South Asia Conference is organized by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi.

The Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) is a New Delhi based premier think tank of India. It has been engaged in research on defence and security related issues of south Asia in particular and world in general. Our yearly south Asia conference is an endeavour of the institute to bring together experts from all south Asian countries and discuss with them issues of contemporary relevance in an increasingly interdependent South Asia.

Since the countries in the South Asian region not only share many features of governance and structures but face similar challenges, the IDSA conferences have attempted to engage policy makers, scholars and grassroots activists to dialogue on key concerns with the objective to achieve sustainable peace and security.

The conference seeks to draw on a cross-section of policy makers, academics, civil society actors and young professionals from the whole south Asian region to provide a platform for shared reflection on issues of common interest.