TPF Conference India and the Indian Ocean Region

TPF Conference

“India and the Indian Ocean Region: Dynamics of Geopolitics, Security, and Global Commons”

Venue: WCC, Chennai

Day 1

Registration

08:15 to 09:00

Speakers

Inaugural Session (9:00 to 10:45)

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Dr Lilian Jasper

Principal, WCC, Chennai

Dr Lilian Jasper
Welcome Address

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Air Marshal M Matheswaran

President, The Peninsula Foundation, Chennai

Air Marshal M Matheswaran AVSM VM PhD (Retd)
Presidential Address and Overview

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Vice Admiral Ashok Kumar

AVSM VSM Vice Chief Of Naval Staff HQ

Vice Admiral Ashok Kumar AVSM VSM Vice Chief of Naval Staff
Inaugural Address

Prof Kanti Bajpai

LKYS of Public Policy, NUS, Singapore

Prof Kanti Bajpai
Key Note Address

COFFEE BREAK

10:45 to 11:10

Special Lecture 11:15 to 12:00

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Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam, Padma Bhushan awardee/Classical Dancer
India’s Art & Culture in IOR

Session I (12:00 to 13:30)

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Cmde Uday Bhaskar (Retd) – Director, Society for Policy Studies, New Delhi

Indian Ocean: Culture, Civilizations and Connectivity

Mrs G Padmaja – Former Regional Director, National Maritime Foundation, Vizag

Topic: Historical and Cultural Dynamism of the Indian Ocean

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Dr. Vijay Sakhuja – Trustee, The Peninsula Foundation, Chennai

Topic: Cargos and Commodities: Then and Now

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Dr. D Dhanuraj – Chairman, Centre for Public Policy Resrarch. Cochin

Topic: Impact of Trade and Migration Flows: Past and Present

LUNCH BREAK

13:00 to 14:15

Session II (14:15 to 15:45)

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Dr. TCA Raghavan – Director General, Indian Council for World Affairs, New Delhi

Power Politics in IOR: Geostrategies and Geo-economics

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Dr Lawrence Prabhakar – Associate Professor, Madras Christian College, Chennai

Topic: Competing Pivots: China, US, Japan, Russia, India and the EU

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Dr Arvind Kumar – HOD, Department of Geopolitics, Manipal University

Topic: Geopoltics of Energy in the IOR

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Dr Jabin Jacob – Associate Professor, Shiv Nadar University, Noida

Topic: China’s BRI: Contrasting Responses

COFFEE BREAK

15:45 to 16:00

Session III (16:00 to 17:30)

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Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha (Retd)- Trustee, India Foundation, New Delhi

India’s Strategic Interests in the IOR- Maritime Security, Power Projections and Evolving Partnerships

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Cmde Somen Bannerjee – Senior Fellow, Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi

Topic: India’s Maritime Security and Power Projection

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Amb Antonio Chiang – Policy Advisor to the President; Board Director, Institute for National Defence and Security Research

Topic: Strategic Partnerships: India and ASEAN

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Group Captain PB Nair – Directing Staff, Defence Services Staff College, Wellington

Topic: Air and Space: Dimension of India’s IOR Strategy

End of Day 1 – 17:30

Network Dinner (By Invitation)

19:30 to 22:00

Gold Sponsors

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Event Sponsors

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Day 2

Speakers

Panel Discussion (9:00 to 11:00)

Topic – India’s Strategic Approaches in IOR: Between Aspirations and Contradictions

Moderator

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Air Marshal M Matheswaran AVSM VM PhD (Retd)

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Prof Kanti Bajpai – Panelist

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Dr TCA Raghavan – Panelist

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Amb Antonio Chiang – Panelist

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Lt Gen SL Narasimhan – Panelist

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Cmde Uday Bhaskar – Panelist

COFFEE BREAK

11:00 to 11:15

Session IV (11:15 to 12:45)

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Dr. Joshua Thomas – Deputy Director, ICSSR, NERC, Shillong

International Cooperation and Global Commons

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Dr Suba Chandran – Professor and Dean, School of Conflict and Security Studies, NIAS, Bangalore

Topic: Cultural Legacies and Competing for Zones of Influence: India, China and External Powers

Shrikhande

Rear Adm S Shrikande AVSM (Retd) – Goa

Topic: International Institutions: SLOCs, Chokepoints, Freedom of Navigation

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Rear Adm K Swaminathan – FOST, Southern Naval Command, Cochin

Topic: India’s Ability to Provide Net Security and Balance Global Public Goods

LUNCH BREAK

12:45 to 13:45

Session V (13:45 to 15:15)

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Lt Gen SL Narasimhan – Director General, Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies, MEA

Transnational Issues, Threats and Challenges in the IOR

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Dr R P Pradhan – Associate Professor, BITS, Goa

Topic: India and the Blue Economy: Evolving Partnerships

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Dr Arabinda Acharya – Associate Professor, International relarions, NDU, Washington

Topic: Non Traditional Security Threats: Piracy, Maritime Terrorism, Climate Change, Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing, Illegal Immigration, and Smuggling of Arms and Drugs

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AVM Ashutosh Dixit – AD Commander HQ, Southern Air Command, IAF, Trivandrum

Topic: International and Regional Cooperation in Disaster Management

COFFEE BREAK

15:15 to 15:30

Valedictory Session (15:30 to 17:00)

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Air Marshal M Matheswaran AVSM VM PhD (Retd) – Chairman and President, The Peninsula Foundation, Chennai

Topic: President’s Introduction

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Dr TCA Raghavan, IFS (Retd) – Director General, Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi

Topic: Valedictory Address

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Brigadier Albert Pakianathan VSM and Bar – Director- Research and Admin, The Peninsula Foundation, Chennai

Topic: Vote of Thanks

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