My talk at the Bangalore International Centre

The New Himalayas and the Global Raja-Mandala

Do come and listen to my talk on how India might promote its interests in the geopolitics of the 21st century. It’s next Wednesday 16th June at the Bangalore International Centre.

Synopsis: Despite fundamental differences in the way India and China view international relations, the high Himalayas prevented large-scale military conflict between the two civilizations for nearly two millennia. While the Himalayas are no longer the physical barriers they used to be, the presence of nuclear weapons in both countries makes war unattractive and unrewarding.

The India-China context has, instead, shifted to other domains: in and around the Indian Ocean, in cyberspace, and for access to resources and markets.

The talk will discuss how India might pursue its national interests on this Global Raja-Mandala. It will argue that the nature of the game requires India to adopt an interdisciplinary approach to foreign policy, which not only calls for greater co-ordination among government departments, but also requires the private sector & civil society to engage more deeply in international affairs.

Ambassador C V Ranganathan, former Indian ambassador to China, Ethiopia & France will preside.

Date: Wednesday 16th June 2010 at 6:00pm (Tea will be served at 5:30pm)

Bangalore International Centre
Auditorium, TERI Complex,
4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage,
Bangalore 560 071

To register:
Phone: 98865 99675

For directions: SMS TO BIC to 90088 90088