PUNE: The Pune International Centre (PIC), in association with the Policy Perspective Foundation (PPF), New Delhi, The Tribune Trust, Chandigarh and Centre for Advanced Strategic Studies (CASS), Pune, will organise the 5th annual Pune Dialogue on National Security (PDNS) on November 8 and 9.
The theme for first day on November 8 is ‘Indo-Pacific’. This theme is picked from thread initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address at the Shangrila dialogue. The theme for the second day on November 9 is ‘Economic and Climate Security’ which will involve looking at the issues of Rural Distress, Unemployment and the Climate Change and their impact.
“PDNS is the flagship of PIC to bring the focus to the imperatives of providing security to India and its 1.4 billion citizens. It looks at military affairs and also encompasses issues that have a bearing on the country’s security, such as water, food, health, energy, technology, employment opportunities, internal unrest and geo-strategic developments. PDNS identifies security challenges and the policy measures to ameliorate them,” stated a release from PIC.
The attendees will be distinguished experts such as economists, scientists, technocrats, diplomats, scholars, security analysts, and serving and retired officers of the armed forces, foreign services and various government agencies.
Prominent dignitaries attending the event are former Naval Chief Admiral Arun Prakash, former Air Chief Marshal PV Naik, Gautam Bambawale, former Indian Ambassador to China PC Haldar among others.