India's Security In A Changing World Order

About

The geo-political events over the past few years have influenced our thinking on how they may affect the world order. The outbreak of the pandemic occupied the global centre stage for nearly two years. Thereafter new crises have been developing in rapid succession. For India, the last year was dominated by the re-emergence of the Taliban in Afghanistan and China’s aggressive moves at the line of actual control (LAC). This year has been marked by crises such as the Russo-Ukraine war, tension in the Taiwan Straits and, nearer home, China’s continued intransigent attitude as also the politico-economic turbulence in Sri Lanka, to name a few. These crises in addition to internal disruptions have had some effect on our national security.

Those and similar developments warrant a close look at their impact on India’s security. Pune International Centre (PIC) ideated its Seventh Pune Dialogue on National Security (PDNS) conference to the theme, “India’s Security in a Changing World Order”.

 

Agenda

08:30 – 09:00 hrs

Assembly and Registration

08:30 – 09:00 hrs

09:00 – 09:45 hrs

Inaugural Session

Opening Remarks by Lt. Gen. Vinayak Patankar, Convener, PDNS 2022

Welcome Address : Dr. Raghunath A. Mashelkar, President, Pune International Centre

Keynote Address : Mr. Vikram Misri
Deputy National Security Advisor, Government of India

09:00 – 09:45 hrs

09:50 – 11:35 hrs

Session 1

Impact of Internal Dimension on India’s Security

Chairperson:
Mr. Pradyot Haldar, President, Policy Perspectives Foundation, New Delhi

Panellists:

  • Mr. Gurbachan Jagat, Former Governor of the State of Manipur
  • Dr. Ajai Sahni, Founding Member & Executive Director, Institute for Conflict Management
  • Mr. Gopal Pillai, Former Home Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India
09:50 – 11:35 hrs

11:40 – 12:00 hrs

Tea/Coffee Break

11:40 – 12:00 hrs

12:05 – 13:50 hrs

Session 2

China-Pakistan Combined Threat to India’s Security

Chairperson:
Amb. Gautam Bambawale, Former Indian Ambassador to China, Bhutan & High Commissioner to Pakistan

Panellists:

  • Mr. Lt. Gen. Shokin Chauhan  PVSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, Visiting Fellow, Centre for Land Warfare Studies
  • Prof. Srikanth Kondapalli, Dean, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Amb. TCA Raghavan Former High Commissioner of India to Pakistan
12:05 – 13:50 hrs

13:55 – 14:35 hrs

Lunch Break

13:55 – 14:35 hrs

14:40 – 16:15 hrs

Session 3

Panel Discussion on ‘India’s Security in a Changing World Order’

Chairperson:
Mr. Nitin Gokhale, Strategic Affairs Analyst

Panellists:

  • Dr. Tara Kartha, Distinguished Fellow, Institute of Peace and Conflict Research
  • Mr. Jayant Umranikar, Former Director-General of Police, Maharashtra
  • Lt. Gen. SL Narasimhan, PVSM, AVSM, Member, National Security Advisory Board
14:40 – 16:15 hrs

16:20 – 17:20 hrs

Closing Session

Valedictory Address

Lt. Gen. Shamsher Singh Mehta, PVSM, AVSM and Bar, VSM
Former Western Army Commander

Closing Remark by Chairperson 

Chairperson:
Dr. Vijay Kelkar, Vice President, Pune International Centre

Vote of Thanks:
Mr. Abhay Vaidya, Director, Pune International Centre

16:20 – 17:20 hrs

Distinguished Speakers

Mr. Vikram Misri

Mr. Vikram Misri

Deputy National Security Adviser, Government of India.

Dr. Raghunath A. Mashelkar

President - Pune International Centre

Lt. Gen. Vinayak Patankar

Convener, PDNS

Dr. Sanjaya Baru

Founder-Trustee Forum for National Security Studies

Mr. Pradyot Haldar

President - Policy Perspectives Foundation

Mr. Gurbachan Jagat

Former Governor of the State of Manipur

Dr. Ajai Sahni

Founding Member & Executive Director of the Institute for Conflict Management
Mr. Gopal Pillai

Mr. Gopal Pillai

Former Home Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India

Amb. Gautam Bambawale

Former Indian Ambassador to China, Bhutan & High Commissioner to Pakistan

Gen. Shokin Chauhan (Retd.)

Visiting Fellow, Centre for Land Warfare Studies

Prof. Srikant Kondapalli

Dean, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Amb. TCA Raghavan (Retd.)

Former High Commissioner of India to Pakistan

Mr. Nitin Gokhale

Strategic Affairs Analyst

Dr. Tara Kartha

Distinguished Fellow, Institute of Peace and Conflict Research

Mr. Jayant Umranikar

Former Director-General of Police, Maharashtra

Lt. Gen. SL Narasimhan

Member, National Security Advisory Board

Lt. Gen. Shamsher Singh Mehta (Retd.)

Former Western Army Commander

Dr. Vijay Kelkar

Vice-President - Pune International Centre.

Pune International Centre (PIC)

Pune International Centre (PIC) is an independent think tank which deliberates on issues of national importance. PIC was launched in September 2011 and contributes to policy making in India. Its members include over 400 eminent individuals, over 50 national institutes, and several leading corporations, from all over India and the world who pool together their resources, capabilities, and experience for shaping the papers and programmes produced by PIC. Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar is the President, PIC and Dr. Vijay Kelkar is the Vice President, PIC.

Policy Perspectives Foundation (PPF)

The Policy Perspectives Foundation (PPF) was founded in 2005 as a non-profit and apolitical think-tank on matters of national interest. The organisation’s activities focus on complex and inter-connected challenges to internal peace, stability and development in India.
It promotes debates and dialogues with scholars, development practitioners, civil society, government organisations and other stakeholders, and implements training, research and advocacy programmes on issues of national interest. The activities of PPF broadly fall under three categories namely capacity building, generation of awareness and social resilience. The organisation draws its strength from its founding members who are experts in the domains of strategic affairs, internal security, sociology, communication, management and governance.

Center for Advance Strategic Studies (CASS)

The Centre which is a nonprofit, apolitical, non-government organisation, aims at undertaking research and analysis of subjects relating to national and international security and development through seminars, discussions, publications at periodic intervals. It also facilitates close interaction with the faculty members and research students in allied disciplines in the Universities/Institutions as also Armed Forces, R&D organisations and Defence Public Sectors Undertakings. It further aims at generating and promoting interest among the students, general public and youth in particular, in these topics, with a view to making them aware of multifarious concerns of national and international security.

For More details

Contact: Team, PDNS

prog.officer@puneinternationalcentre.org