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Focus on China: Decoding trends – India’s land and maritime neighbours

The Press Institute of India hosted on August 19 and 20 a conference, titled, ‘Xi Jinping’s third term: Implications for India and the global order’. The conference was organised by the China Study Forum in collaboration with the School of International Cooperation, Security and Strategic Languages, Rashtriya Raksha University, and the National Maritime Foundation. The China Study Forum comprises the Chennai Centre for China Studies (C3S), the Institute of Contemporary Studies Bangalore (ICSB), the Press Institute of India (PII), Chennai, and the Foundation for Non-violent Alternatives (FNVA), New Delhi.

Pictures here are from the second session titled, ‘Decoding trends from India’s neighbourhood, the sub-themes being ‘India and its land neighbours’ and ‘India and its land and maritime neighbours’.   

Note: Other speakers in the session were Balasubramanian C. from RRU who spoke about China’s engagement with Taliban’s Afghanistan and India’s border security;  Air Marshal V.P.S. Rana PVSM, VSM (Retd), who dwelt on China’s water wars in the Himalayan Basin States (India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan & Tibet) as a trans-boundary security threat; and  Bidanda M. Chengappa, associate professor, Christ (deemed to be) University, Bangalore, who elaborated on the China-Pakistan equation and India’s border security.

Pratap Heblikar, managing trustee, ICSB, describing China’s Myanmar and Bangladesh policy and India’s border security.