This seminar is the first of an ICS series on China’s Three Global Initiatives, i.e., Global Development Initiative, Global Security Initiative and Global Civilisation Initiative. We propose to bring to this platform diverse views and perspectives to enable a comprehensive and multidimensional interaction and exchange.
In April 2022, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the launch of a new Global Security Initiative. Nearly a year later, in March 2023, the Chinese government issued a Concept Paper outlining the 6 principles. 20 cooperation areas, and 5 platforms that will enable the operationalisation of GSI. In this session, Manoj Kewalramani, Chairperson of the Indo-Pacific Studies Programme at the Takshashila Institution, will be discussing his research on the evolution of GSI and its implications for Indian interests.
About the Speaker
Manoj Kewalramani is Fellow-China Studies and the Chairperson of the Indo-Pacific Studies Programme at the Takshashila Institution. He is also a non-resident Senior Associate with the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. His research interests range from Chinese politics, foreign policy and approaches to new technologies to addressing questions of how India can work with like-minded partners to deal with the challenges presented by China's rise. Manoj is the author of Smokeless War: China’s Quest for Geopolitical Dominance, which discusses China’s political, diplomatic, economic and narrative responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Manoj publishes a daily newsletter translating and analysing discourse from the People's Daily. Prior to joining Takshashila, he spent over a decade working as a journalist in India and China.
About the Chair
SL Narasimhan is an Infantry Officer who served in the Indian Army for 40 years. He has done graduation in Mathematics, Post-Graduation in Defence Studies and PhD in India China Relations. Narasimhan served as the Defence Attaché in the Embassy of India in China for three years. He is qualified in Chinese language. His expertise spans international relations and internal issues, economy and defence related subjects of China. Narasimhan is a former Member of the National Security Advisory Board, India and the First Director General of Centre for Contemporary China Studies. He is presently a Distinguished Fellow with Centre for Air Power Studies, India and Emeritus Faculty with Rashtriya Raksha University, India.
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