Two-day International security conference to begin in city today

ST Correspondent
Thursday, 14 September 2017

The conference taking place in Pune assumes significance as the centre of world politics is moving towards the Indian Ocean and South-East Asia. Experts from Russia, China and Japan will participate in PDNS.

Extremism, China to be discussed; experts from Russia, China, Japan to attend.

Pune: Against the backdrop of two major challenges to security in the form of Islamic terrorism and China’s aggressive posturing before India’s foreign policy, the Pune Dialogue on National Security (PDNS), a conference on foreign policy and national security, will be held in the city on Friday and Saturday.

This is the 3rd year of PDNS, which will take place at Yashwantrao Chavan Development Administration Academy (YASHADA), Pune. 

The conference taking place in Pune assumes significance as the centre of world politics is moving towards the Indian Ocean and South-East Asia. Experts from Russia, China and Japan will participate in PDNS. 

Besides national security, themes such as maritime security, nuclear deterrence, challenges in the cyber space and opportunities for enhancing security will also be discussed. The valedictory session will be attended by Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra and NITI Aayog member VK Saraswat.

The Pune International Centre (PIC), the Policy Perspective Foundation, Delhi, the Sakal Social Foundation, the Centre For Advanced Strategic Studies (CASS), Pune and the Tribune Trust, Chandigarh, have organised the conference.

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