Worldviews Regional Seminar- India

The Rising Powers Initiative sponsored three seminars in New Delhi on the subject of India’s internal foreign policy. The seminars were hosted by three of the most prominent foreign policy-oriented think-tanks in India: the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), and the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and comprised of more than 100 participants and high level attendees. Each seminar included presentations by Professor Rajesh Rajagopalan of Jawaharlal Nehru University and by Professor Deepa Ollapally and by Dr. Nikola Mirilovic of the Sigur Center. Professor Rajagopalan presented his research on debates within India regarding strategies for the use and development of India’s military power, while Professor Ollapally presented her related research on parallel debates about India’s use of its economic influence internationally. Dr. Mirilovic presented his research on how domestic politics affect the relations between China, India, and the United States.

Attendees included influential figures from both of India’s major political parties, military officials, government officials, academics and analysts. They included:

 

  • Brajesh Mishra, former National Security Adviser
  • Manish Tewari, Member of Parliament and Party Spokesman
  • MK Rasgotra, former Foreign Secretary of India
  • Ishrat Aziz, former Ambassador
  • Maj Gen. Sheru Thapliyal
  • Vice Admiral Raman Puri (former Chief of Integrated Service Command (CISC))
  • Vikram Sood, former head of India’s external intelligence service (RAW)
  • Dhirendra Singh, former Union Home Secretary
  • Manpreet Sethi, Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi
  • Saeed Naqvi, prominent journalist

Photos- Observer Research Foundation (ORF) & IDSA

Presenters, discussants and attendees, ORF eventPresenters, discussants and attendees, ORF event

Presenters, discussants and attendees, ORF event

Amb. Abid Hussain, former National Security Adviser Brajesh Mishra & Amb. RasgotraAmb. Abid Hussain, former National Security Adviser Brajesh Mishra & Amb. Rasgotra

Amb. Abid Hussain, former National Security Adviser Brajesh Mishra & Amb. Rasgotra

Deepa Ollapally & Sunjoy JoshiDeepa Ollapally & Sunjoy Joshi

Deepa Ollapally & Sunjoy Joshi

Rajesh Rajagopalan & Amb. Abid HussainRajesh Rajagopalan & Amb. Abid Hussain

Rajesh Rajagopalan & Amb. Abid Hussain


Vikram Sood & Nikola MirilovicVikram Sood & Nikola Mirilovic

Vikram Sood & Nikola Mirilovic

Maj. Gen. Ramesh Chopra, Maj. Gen. SV Thapliyal, & Amb. Arundhati GhoseMaj. Gen. Ramesh Chopra, Maj. Gen. SV Thapliyal, & Amb. Arundhati Ghose

Maj. Gen. Ramesh Chopra, Maj. Gen. SV Thapliyal, & Amb. Arundhati Ghose

Deepa OllapallyDeepa Ollapally

Deepa Ollapally

Rajesh RajagopalanRajesh Rajagopalan

Rajesh Rajagopalan