India is actively progressing into the Amrit Kaal era, aiming resolutely to establish itself as a Vishwaguru by the year 2047. This ambitious aspiration is firmly rooted in the principles of inclusivity and a steadfast commitment to the international order based on established rules and norms. Given India's increasing influence in the Indian Ocean and Indo-Pacific regions, it is of paramount importance to engage in cooperative initiatives and intellectual exchanges with likeminded regional and global partners. These endeavors are crucial for aligning our strategic vision with the broader international context. In pursuit of this goal, the Indian Army has initiated a flagship National Defence Dialogue, Chanakya Defence Dialogue – 2023 Securing India and Indo-Pacific Region: Collaborating for Enduring Peace and Security, which will serve as a prominent forum for discussing global and regional security issues.
The primary goal of this endeavour is to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the security challenges facing South Asia and the Indo-Pacific region, assessing their far-reaching implications. In parallel, we aim to develop a strategic roadmap for fostering collaborative security measures within the region. By doing so, we seek to bolster our national security apparatus, positioning India as a proactive, resurgent, and influential participant in both the regional and global arenas
The event is being conducted by Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS), New Delhi, on 03 and 04 November 2023, and is structured in to six sessions
- Session I : Neighborhood First - South Asia Prognosis
- Session II : Indo Pacific - The Decisive Frontier
- Session III : Indo Pacific - Collaborative Partnerships for Security
- Session IV : Collaborative Partnerships for Security
- Session V : How Emerging Technologies Impact Defence and Security
- Session VI : Comprehensive Deterrence: The India Way
Eminent speakers, subject matter experts and representatives of premier think tanks and research institutions from India's geopolitical partners would be invited to participate and attend. The countries would include Australia, Bangladesh, France, Japan, Nepal, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, USA and Vietnam. Participants will also include members of the National Security Apparatus, Strategic Community, Senior Defence Officers, Foreign Defence Attaches in India, Academia, Defence PSUs and the Industry.
The Chanakya Defence Dialogue (CDD) serves as a forum to enhance national and regional security by discussing contemporary issues, including the impact of emerging technologies. By evaluating existing structures and collaborating with like-minded nations, CDD helps India address emerging threats and challenges, catering to the strategic and defense community, academia, and leading think tanks