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ICRIER-CSIS Track 1.5 Conference on India-US Security Relations

Conference Hall II

India International Centre (IIC) Main Building

September 10, 2015

09.00 09.15: Registration

09.15 10.00: Opening Session

Welcoming Remarks : H.K. Singh, Kathleen Hicks

Inaugural Remarks : Lalit Mansingh, Rajat Kathuria

Keynote Address : Dr. S. Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary

10.00-10.15 Coffee Break

10.15-13.30 Part I: Strengthening the Strategic Partnership


Panel 1: Global and Regional Security Cooperation

[Asian power balance, Af-Pak and China-Pak challenges, Cooperative Security Framework in the Indo-Pacific (Joint Strategic Vision), Rule-based Regional Security Order (EAS)]

Chair: Lalit Mansingh


US: Peter Lavoy (NSC), General John Campbell, Nikhil Khanna (Raytheon)

India: Shyam Saran, H.K. Singh, K.C. Singh


Amandeep S. Gill (MEA)

11.451200 Coffee Break


Panel 2: Defence Cooperation and Trade

[2015 Defence Framework Agreement: Joint Operations, Joint Exercises, HA/DR, Academic Cooperation between War Colleges, UN Peacekeeping]; [Export Controls, Technology Control, DTTI, Commercial Transactions]

Chair: Kathleen Hicks


US: Dave Shear (DOD), Ingrid Henick (Cohen Group)

India: Adm. Arun Prakash (Retd.), Brig. Arun Sahgal (Retd.)


Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal (Retd.), Vinay Kwatra (MEA)

13.3014.30 Lunch

14.3017.00 Part II: Emerging Dimensions of Security Cooperation


Panel 3: Homeland Security and Counter Terrorism Cooperation

Chair: Maj. Gen. Dipankar Banerjee


US: Dr. Rita Sue Guenther (NAS), Mark Tesone (US Embassy)

India: Rana Banerji, Vinay Kwatra (MEA)

15.4516.00 Coffee Break


Panel 4: Global Commons

[Outer Space, Oceans, Atmosphere, Cyber]

Chair: Rick Rossow


US: Rahul Madhavan (USIBC), Gen. James Cartwright (CSIS)

India: Dr. Arvind Gupta (Dy. NSA), Santosh Jha (MEA)

17.0018.00 Closing Session


Summary of take-aways/recommendations

Sanjay Pulipaka and John Henry Schaus


Interaction with Shri Ajit Doval, K.C., NSA

Vote of Thanks: H.K. Singh, Rick Rossow

18.0019.00: Free Time

18.00-19.00 Walk in Lodhi Garden (Recommended)

Concluding Dinner

19.00-20.30 Dinner (all participants) at Terrace Pergola, adjacent to Conference Hall-II, 2nd Floor, IIC


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