The Approach

As the US strategic vision shifts focus from the Asia-Pacific to the Indo Pacific, the critical position that India has come to occupy in this profoundly modified geopolitical landscape is the theme and substance of the “Global Dialogue Security Summit: Securing India’s Neighbourhood.”

The Summit’s scope is this strategic vision and its relation to  both compatible and conflicting existing doctrines that straddle a universe that ranges from Africa’s east coast, across the Indian and Pacific Oceans, to the western seaboard of the US, alongside the hinterlands of North, East and South Asias, across Eurasia. From here the world’s great growth engines — the US, Russia, China, India, Germany and Japan  will power the bulk of global economic activity in the foreseeable future.

This doctrine emerges amid renewed momentum to China’s “Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)”, that seeks to connect Europe to Asia, as well as the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The BRI mirrors India’s own initiatives to promote connectivity that aims to connect Asia and Africa, as well as the Indian and Pacific Oceans through trans-border connectivity corridors.

This connectivity will inevitably lead across Eurasia, into a  Europe already dominated by Germany, whose power is likely to become greater following the UK’s expected departure from the European Union under a public British referendum – “Brexit”.

Keynote speakers

Meet our most valued speakers

General V K Singh (Retd.)

MoS (External Affairs), PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC

    Rear Admiral Peter A. Gumataotao (Retd.)

    Director, Asia Pacific Centre for Strategic Studies, US

      General Vyacheslav Trubnikov

      Director, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

        Lt. General Rakesh Kumar Loomba (Retd.)

        PVSM, AVSM, former Director General, Military Intelligence

          Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha (Retd.)

          PVSM, AVSM, Nao Sena Medal and Bar (Gallantry), Former Chief of Integrated Defence Staff and Former Commander, Western Navy

            Dr. Gulshan Rai

            National Cyber Security Coordinator of India, Prime Minister’s Office, Government of India

              Lt. General S.L. Narasimhan (Retd.)

              PVSM, AVSM, VSM, Member, National Security Advisory Board of India, Director General, Centre for Contemporary China Studies

                Lt. General Satish Dua

                PVSM, UYSM, SM, VSM, Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC) Indian Armed Forces

                  Mr. Peter Rimmele

                  Resident Representative to India, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Germany

                    Major General Milinda Peiris (Retd.)

                    RWP, RSP, VSV USP, ndc, psc (Retd.) former Vice Chancellor General Sir John Kotelawala Defence UniverSity, Sri Lanka

                      Professor Syed Munir Khasru

                      Chairman, The Institute for Policy, Advocacy and Governance, Bangladesh

                        Lt. General D.S. Hooda (Retd.)

                        PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM (bar) ADC, former Northern Army Commander

                          Air Marshal Kishan Kumar Nohwar (Retd.)

                          PVSM, VM, Director General, Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS), former Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force

                            Lt. General General Ravi Thodge (Retd.)

                            AVSM, SM, VSM, former Master General Ordnance, Indian Army

                              Dr. Christian Wagner

                              Senior Fellow, German Studies of International and Security Affairs, Germany

                                Air Marshal M. Matheswaran (Retd.)

                                AVSM, VM, PhD., former Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff, Indian Armed Forces

                                  Mr. Yonatan Yaron

                                  Senior Director, Elbit Systems, Isreal

                                    Dr. Mohan Guruswamy

                                    Senior Indian Defence / Political Analyst and former Adviser to the Fnance Minister of India

                                      Professor Anuradha Chenoy

                                      Former Dean, Centre for Russian and Central Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

                                        General Gaurav Shumsher Rana (Retd)

                                        Former Chief of Nepalese Army Staff

                                          Mr. Bharat Malkani

                                          Chairman & Managing Director, Max Aerospace Group, Mumbai

                                            Pratyush Kumar

                                            President, Boeing India, Vice President, Boeing International

                                              Rajinder Singh Bhatia

                                              President & CEO, Defence & Aerospace, Kalyani Group

                                                Sameer Sonpavde

                                                CEO & MD - AVIOHELITRONICS INFOSYSTEMS PVT LTD

                                                  Schedule

                                                  Global Dialogue Security Summit – The Leela Palace Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

                                                  0900 Hrs
                                                  Registration
                                                  0930 Hrs
                                                  Tea & Coffee
                                                  Welcome Mr. Moses Manoharan, Chairman,
                                                  Global Dialogue Review
                                                  Inaugural Address Rear Admiral Peter A. Gumataotao (Retd.), Director, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Strategic Studies, Hawaii, United States
                                                  Strategic Overview General Vyacheslav Trubnikov, Director, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
                                                  Keynote Address General V.K. Singh PVSM, AVSM, YSM (Retd.) Hon’ble Minister of State for External Affairs, Former Chief of Army Staff of India
                                                  Vote of Thanks Mr. Pankaj Madan, Deputy Head- India Office & Head- Programmes Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
                                                  1100 Hrs
                                                  COFFEE BREAK

                                                  The Changing Nature of Warfare

                                                  Chairman Lt. General Satish Dua PVSM, UYSM, SM, VSM, Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC) Indian Armed Forces
                                                  Speaker Commodore Uday Bhaskar (Retd.), Director, Society for Policy Studies, New Delhi
                                                  Speaker Mr. Pratyush Kumar, President, Boeing India, Vice President, Boeing International, and Managing Director, Boeing Defence India.
                                                  Speaker Dr. Gulshan Rai, National Cyber Security Coordinator of India, Prime Minister’s Office, Government of India

                                                  Question and Answer Session

                                                  1330 Hrs
                                                  LUNCH

                                                  Security Challenges in the Indo Pacific Region

                                                  Chairman Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha (Retd.), PVSM, AVSM, Nao Sena Medal and Bar (Gallantry), former Chief of Integrated Defence Staff and former Commander, Western Navy
                                                  Speaker Professor Anuradha Chenoy, former Dean, Centre for Russian and Central Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
                                                  Speaker Professor Syed Munir Khasru, Chairman, The Institute for Policy, Advocacy and Governance, Bangladesh
                                                  Speaker Dr. Christian Wagner, Senior Fellow, German Studies of International and Security Affairs, Germany
                                                  Speaker Dr. Christopher Snedden, Professor, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Strategic Studies, Hawaii, United States

                                                  Question and Answer Session

                                                  1700 Hrs
                                                  Tea and Coffee
                                                  1830 Hrs
                                                  Cocktails followed by Dinner
                                                  0900 Hrs
                                                  Session - III

                                                  Overcoming the Threat of Global Terrorism

                                                  Chairman Lt. General S.L. Narasimhan, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd.), Member, National Security Advisory Board of India, Director General, Centre for Contemporary China Studies
                                                  Speaker Dr. Mohan Guruswamy, Senior Indian Defence / Political Analyst and former Adviser to the Finance Minister of India
                                                  Speaker Major General Milinda Peiris RWP, RSP, VSP USP, ndc, psc (Retd.), former Vice Chancellor, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka
                                                  Speaker Lt. General D.S. Hooda, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM (bar) (Retd.), former Northern Army Commander

                                                  Question and Answer Session

                                                  1100 Hrs
                                                  COFFEE BREAK

                                                  Developing a Home Grown Defence Industry

                                                  Chairman Air Marshal M. Matheswaran AVSM, VM, PhD. (Retd.) Former Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff, Indian Armed Forces
                                                  Speaker Lt. General Ravi Thodge, AVSM, SM, VSM (Retd.), Former Master General Ordnance, Indian Army
                                                  Speaker Mr. Saurabh Kumar, Member, Ordinance Factory Board, Kolkota
                                                  Speaker Mr. Rajinder Singh Bhatia, President and CEO Defence and Aerospace Division, Bharat Forge
                                                  Speaker Mr. Yonatan Yaron, Senior Director, Elbit Systems, Israel

                                                  Question and Answer Session

                                                  1330 Hrs
                                                  LUNCH

                                                  Promoting India’s Private Sector in Defence Manufacturing

                                                  Chairman Mr. Bharat Malkani, Chairman & Managing Director, Max Aerospace Group, Mumbai.
                                                  Speaker Ambassador A. R. Ghanashyam IFS (Retd.)
                                                  Speaker Air Marshal Kishan Kumar Nohwar PVSM, VM (Retd), Director General, Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS), former Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force
                                                  Speaker Major General Sanjeev Loomba SM (Retd), Business Head, DCM Shriram Industries Limited (DSIL), New Delhi

                                                  Question and Answer Session

                                                  1630 Hrs
                                                  COFFEE BREAK

                                                  A Global Perspective on the Indo-Pacific Region

                                                  Mr. Salman Khurshid, former Minister for External Affairs of India
                                                  Mr. Seshadri Chari of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), is a member of the National Executive of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and former head of the BJP Foreign Affairs Cell
                                                  Rear Admiral Peter Gumataotao, Director, Asia Pacific Centre for Strategic
                                                  Studies, Hawaii, United States
                                                  General Vyacheslav Trubnikov, Director, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
                                                  Lt. General Rakesh Loomba (Retd), PVSM, AVSM, former Director General, Military Intelligence
                                                  Moderator: Moses Manoharan, Chairman, Global Dialogue Review

                                                  Question and Answer Session

                                                  1830 Hr
                                                  Cocktails followed by Dinner

                                                  Delegate Fee

                                                  10,000
                                                  • Tea & Coffee
                                                  • Lunch and Cocktail & Dinner for both the days
                                                  • International Exposure
                                                  • Business Networking
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                                                  Summit Partners

                                                  Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution,
                                                  Jamia Millia

                                                  The Centre, among the first of its kind in India, chiefly focuses on a purposeful analysis of types and sources of conflict in India and its neighbourhood.

                                                  The Centre has trained students from different parts of India, and from Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand, Afghanistan and France.

                                                  Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

                                                  The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is a German foundation, whose board of directors includes chancellor of Germany, Dr. Angela Merkel. It has a strong presence across the world, with more than 80 offices abroad and projects in some 120 countries. KAS cooperates with governmental institutions, political parties and civil society organisations, building strong partnerships along the way.

                                                  General sponsors

                                                  Contact us at director@globaldialoguesecuritysummit.com for sponsorship opportunities.

                                                  Location

                                                  • The Leela Palace, Chanakyapuri
                                                  • New Delhi – 110021
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