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IISS-IDSA Workshop on Strategic Stability in the Indo-Pacific

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  • March 22, 2018
    Only by Invitation
    0930 to 1730 hrs
    Venue: Auditorium: IDSA, New Delhi
    09:30 - 10:00 REGISTRATION
    10:00 - 10:10 IDSA: Jayant Prasad, Director General, IDSA
      IISS: Desmond Bowen, Team Leader and IISS Consulting Member
    10:10 - 11:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: M J Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs [Watch Video]
    11:00 - 11:15 Tea/Coffee Break

    11:15 - 12:45 SESSION I: Regional Threats and Challenges

    Chair: Satish Chandra, former Deputy National Security Advisor
    Political & Security Perspectives on China
    IISS Speaker: Meia Nouwens, Research Fellow for Chinese Defence Policy and Military Modernisation
    IDSA Speaker: Ashok Kantha, Director, Institute of Chinese Studies
    Political & Security Perspectives on Pakistan
    IISS Speaker: Antoine Levesques, Research Associate for South Asia
    IDSA Speaker: Tilak Devasher, former Special Secretary, Cabinet SecretariatDiscussion
    12:45 - 14:00 Lunch

    14:00 - 15:30 SESSION II: Shifts and Trends in Doctrine & Deterrence

    Chair: Balraj Singh Nagal, Director, Centre for Land Warfare Studies
    Dynamics of doctrine and deterrence [Strategic]
    IISS Speaker: Desmond Bowen, Team Leader & Consulting Member
    IDSA Speaker: Bharat Karnad, Research Professor, Centre for Policy Research
    Dynamics of doctrine and deterrence [Conventional]
    IISS Speaker: Ben Barry, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare
    IDSA Speaker: Rajesh Rajagopalan, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    15:30 - 15:45: Tea/Coffee break

    15:45 - 17:15: SESSION III: Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific - Challenges and Opportunities

    Chair: Raja Menon, Honorary Fellow, National Maritime Foundation
    IISS Speaker: Rahul Roy-Chaudhury, Senior Fellow for South Asia
    IDSA Speaker: Abhay Singh, Research Fellow
    IISS Speaker: Nick Childs, Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security
    IDSA Speaker: Gurpreet Khurana, Executive Director, National Maritime Foundation
    17:15 - 17:30: Concluding Remarks

    VIDEO - Keynote address by Shri M J Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs
    PRESS RELEASE - Shared Prosperity Key to Strategic Stability in Indo-Pacific: MJ Akbar
    Event Photographs