Experts to discuss international relations

ST Correspondent
Thursday, 3 August 2017

Against this backdrop, a high-level conference of foreign policy experts and strategists will discuss various sensitive international issues in the ‘Pune Dialogue on National Security (PDNS)’ on September 15 and 16.
The conference will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra will attend the concluding session of the meet.

Pune International Centre will organise Pune Dialogue National Security conference.

Pune: India is facing two major challenges from its foreign policy perspective today. They indicate the shifting of the centre of the international politics towards the Indian Ocean and Northeast Asia. The challenges are increasing terror activities and China’s aggressive foreign policy.

Against this backdrop, a high-level conference of foreign policy experts and strategists will discuss various sensitive international issues in the ‘Pune Dialogue on National Security (PDNS)’ on September 15 and 16.
The conference will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra will attend the concluding session of the meet.

The Pune International Centre (PIC) will organise the conference, of which the Sakal Media Group (SMG) will be the media partner. Topics such as ‘India’s place in the changing and restive world politics’, ‘India and rising China’, will be discussed. Among the eminent speakers in the conference are former advisor of Afghanistan government Shrinivas Sohoni, world-renowned journalist-writer Fareed Zakaria, former Intelligence Bureau Director Pradyot Haldar, former Rajya Sabha member Maulana Mehmood Madani, former civil servant Jayadeva Ranade, Commodore Uday Bhaskar, economist Dr Arvind Subramanian and experts from Russia, Europe, China and Japan.

PDNS convener Air Marshal (Retd) Bhushan Gokhale said, “We have changed the format of the conference this time. Earlier, seminars were meant only for invitees. However, some sessions of the conference will be open for select scholars and media this time.”

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