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Arctic: Towards preparing a Plan-A for India

4 February 2020



100 Years of Svalbard Treaty
Towards preparing a Plan-A for India

Climate Change, S&T, and Strategic Engagements

1000-1130 hrs: Inaugural Session 

Welcome & Introduction  


Inaugural Address

Amb PS Raghavan, Convenor, National Security Advisory Board (NSAB)


Arctic: Why India should pursue the north pole from a S&T perspective 
Prof Shailesh Nayak, Director, NIAS



1130-1145 hrs: Tea


1145-1300 hrs: Session-II 

India and the Arctic: Is it too far? Why should India look at the Arctic? And how?
Prof D Suba Chandran, Dean, School of Conflict & Security Studies, NIAS


Arctic Research in India: What has been done so far, and what needs to be done further 
Dr Sulagna Chattopadhyay, Editor, Geography & You



1300-1400 hrs: Lunch


1400-1530 hrs: Session-III 

Iceland, Denmark and Norway: Small States, Big Access
Rashmi Ramesh, PhD Scholar, NIAS


The Polar Silk Route: What does China want in the Arctic
Harini Madhusudan, PhD Scholar, NIAS


Militarization in the Arctic: Russia & Beyond
Parikshith Pradeep, Research Associate, NIAS


1530 hrs: Conclusion


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