Panel discussion on ‘India under Modi: Relevance for the Region and the World’
Posted on July 19th, 2014

Courtesy The Daily News

A panel discussion under the title ‘India under Modi: Relevance for the Region and the World,’ will be held on July 21 from 5.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. at the Committee Room B of the BMICH.

A strong and independent India that can resist pressure from regional rivals and world powers while engaging globally to address regional issues and security threats as envisaged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be among a host of topics that will be discussed by five prominent Indians at the panel discussion organised by the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS).

From left: Dr. Subramanian Swamy, Dr. Seshadri Chari, Dr. Suresh Prabhu, Dr. Swapan Dasgupta and Prof. Madhav Nalapat

The delegation led by Dr. Subramanian Swamy, Chairman, BJP Committee on Strategic Action, will include Dr. Seshadri Chari, National Convenor of the Foreign Policy Cell of the BJP, Dr. Suresh Prabhu, former Union Minister, Dr. Swapan Dasgupta, Senior Journalist and Political Commentator and Prof. Madhav Nalapat, Professor of Geopolitics at Manipal University, who are prominent stakeholders of the Modi government.

The BCIS has had the privilege of engaging many of the panelists in the past for their familiarity with Sri Lankan realities and issues, leading to the development of personal friendships in the Sri Lankan system.

The panel discussion is intended to be a vigorous dialogue underscored by a desire to strengthen ties between the Modi government and Sri Lanka.

It will also be a forum for many Sri Lankans to gain an insight into the new style of governance and economic growth promised by a self-confident Prime Minister Modi and India’s contribution to world peace under his leadership.

The BCIS, which has been in the forefront of promoting the dissemination of knowledge on pertinent issues in International Relations, has organised this panel discussion in an effort to further strengthen mutual understanding between the two peoples.

The panel discussion is open to the public.

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Courtesy:  Daily News

One Response to “Panel discussion on ‘India under Modi: Relevance for the Region and the World’”

  1. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    Since India is part of the BRICS group and now India is to be its first President for the next six years it is good to note that the role India plays in the new BRICS bank. That bank is dominated by China who contributed the most. (50 Billion dollars while the remaining members contributed 18 Billion dollars each). An article in the Asia Times stated that eventually Argentina maybe included in this group of nations.

    It is a vital emergence since for the first time the developing world has an alternative to the World bank, the IMF and the Asian Development bank, all of whom are dominated by the US and her policies.

    BRICS or Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have a combined economy larger than the US and the EU and has 3 Billion people in them. The US is at odd with both China and Russia on several issues. Brazil is a rising power in the new world and by the nature of it would challenge the hegemony of the US

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