Report on the First Annual Krishnaswamy Subrahmanyam Memorial Lecture and Seminar on the ‘Coordinates and Compulsions of India’s Foreign Policy’

Global India Foundation organized the First Annual Krishnaswamy Memorial Lecture at the India International Centre, New Delhi on the 2nd of August, 2011 in collaboration with MAKAIAS and the IFCI.
His Excellency Shri M.K.Narayanan, Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal (Speech) chaired the Memorial Lecture delivered by Padma Vibhushan Shri Brajesh Chandra Mishra (Speech). As former National Security Advisors, both highlighted Subrahmanyam’s contribution to the nation’s strategic thought and articulated the essence of contemporary Indian foreign policy. Ambassador Arundhati Ghose, Commodore Uday Bhaskar and Dr.C.Raja Mohan spoke about the profound impact that Subrahmanyam had on the strategic culture of the country.

From left to right: Shri Jawhar Sircar, Vice Admiral P.J.Jacob, Shri M.K.Narayanan,Shri Brajesh Chandra Mishra, Prof.Omprakash Mishra

The Subrahmanyam Memorial Lecture was followed by a National Seminar organized by the Foundation in collaboration with MAKAIAS on ‘Coordinates and Compulsions of India’s Foreign Policy’. The contemporary crucibles of India’s foreign policy concerns were identified and debated by a distinguished panel of speakers. The Conference was inaugurated by opening remarks from Shri Jawhar Sircar, Secretary, Ministry of Culture, GoI, Vice Admiral P.J.Jacob (Chairperson, GIF) and Prof.Omprakash Mishra (Member Secretary, GIF). The deliberations of the Seminar were based upon the observations and arguments put forward by Lt.Gen. S.S.Mehta, Mr.S.D.Pradhan, Dr.Deep Datta-Ray, Commodore Uday Bhaskar, Prof. Sanjukta Bhattacharya, Dr.Shibashis Chatterjee, Prof.Hari Vasudevan, Dr.C.Raja Mohan and Prof.Joyashree Roy.