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MP-IDSA-RUSI Webinar on ‘India and the United Kingdom in a Changing International Environment’

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  • April 23, 2021
    Open to all Members
    1500 to 1630 hrs

    The Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA), in partnership with The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), is organising a Webinar on ‘India and the United Kingdom in a Changing International Environment.

    The Webinar aims to discuss how India and UK fit into each other’s Indo-Pacific visions, examining areas of complementarity as well as divergence. While identifying specific areas for cooperation, it will focus on the geopolitical, and defence and security components of the relationship, assessing the impact on the relationship from the current coronavirus pandemic as well as China’s growing assertiveness.

    The Integrated Review lays out the UK’s foreign policy ambitions and outlines its ‘Indo-Pacific tilt’. As the UK seeks to become more integrated in the region with the aim of bolstering international rules and norms, addressing security challenges and identifying greater economic opportunities, India will be viewed as an important partner that shares these objectives.

    And, conversely, since it outlined its own Indo-Pacific vision in 2018, India has played a growing maritime security role and engaged with a growing array of partners and coalitions in the Indo-Pacific. Although India-UK relationship has occasionally been stymied by differences, the current geopolitical environment has enabled a greater convergence of interests between the two countries. While Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s planned visit to India was postponed owing to the sharp rise in coronavirus cases in India, the two leaders are expected to engage shortly. The meeting is expected to deepen defence and security, economic and people-to-people ties as well as reinforce UK–India cooperation in areas such as climate change and global health.

    Below is the link for Registration. Once you register, you will receive the meeting details from the host (RUSI).

    Download Programme Schedule [PDF]