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Seminar on India’s National Security: Kargil to Present Times

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  • August 06, 2019
    Only by Invitation
    0930 to 1705 hrs

    Venue: IDSA Auditorium


    0930 – 1000 hrs       :           




    1000 – 1005 hrs       :           

    Welcome Address  Ambassador Sujan R. Chinoy, Director General, IDSA



    1005 – 1010 hrs       :           

    Release of Special Issue JDS* and Book authored by  Col Vivek Chadha (Retd)  titled “Kargil: Past Perfect, Future Uncertain?”

    By Gen V.P. Malik (Retd), former Chief of Army Staff and Ambassador Satish Chandra, former Deputy NSA and Ambassador Sujan R. Chinoy, Director General IDSA



    1010 – 1030 hrs       :

    Special Address by Gen V.P. Malik, PVSM, AVSM (Retd), Former Chief of Army Staff

    1030 – 1050 hrs       :

    Special Address by Ambassador Satish Chandra, former Deputy NSA

    1050 – 1110 hrs       :           

    Interactive Session



    1110 – 1130 hrs       :

    Tea Break



    1130 – 1300 hrs       :

    Session I: Kargil Conflict: Lessons for Future


    Chair: Gen V.P. Malik (Retd), Former Chief of Army Staff


    Shri Shakti Sinha, Director Nehru Memorial Museum and Library. “Political Decision-Making Considerations: A Perspective”


    Air Marshal R. Nambiar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM and Bar, ADC, AOC-in-C, Western Air Command “Air Force Strategy During Kargil Conflict and Contemporary Challenges


    Vishnu Som, Defence Editor, NDTV. “Role of Information: Kargil and Beyond”



    1300 – 1400 hrs       :


    Venue: Dining Hall/Banquet Hall



    1400 – 1530              :

    Session II: Kargil to Present


    Chair: Amb Sujan R. Chinoy, Director General, IDSA


    Amb TCA Rangachari, Distinguished Fellow, VIF and former Ambassador “Pakistan as a Diplomatic Challenge”


    Lt Gen Prakash Menon, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd)  “Limited Conflicts Under Nuclear Overhang”


    Lt Gen Satish Dua, PVSM, UYSM, SM, VSM (Retd) former CIDS, Evolution of Joint Structures”



    1535 – 1700              :

    Session III: Leadership Challenges in Combat


    Chair: Maj Gen Alok Deb, SM, VSM (Retd), DDG, IDSA


    Air Marshal V.K. Bhatia, PVSM, AVSM, VrC and Bar (Retd) “Leadership Challenges of Air Combat”


    Brig Devinder Singh, VSM (Retd), “Challenges of Leadership Against an Entrenched Enemy”


    Rear Admiral S.Y. Shrikhande, AVSM (Retd) “Educating Future Military Leaders”



    1700 – 1705 hrs       :

    Vote of Thanks by Col Vivek Chadha (Retd.)



    1705 onwards           :