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India-Pakistan Multi-generational dialogue||9 -11 February 2021

India-Pakistan Multi-generational dialogue

9 -11 February 2021

Global Counter Terrorism Council (GCTC) organized a first of its kind India-Pakistan Multi-generational dialogue to understand and elaborate upon the various dimensions of the bilateral relations between the two nations.

Day one of the Conference engaged with the aspects of Economic and Commercial Cooperation on one hand, and on the other the important aspects of Peace, Security and Confidence Building Measures between the two countries.

Session 1“Economic and Commercial Cooperation”

Global Counter Terrorism Council (GCTC) organized a first of its kind India-Pakistan Multi-generational dialogue to understand and elaborate upon the various dimensions of the bilateral relations between the two nations.

Day one of the Conference engaged with the aspects of Economic and Commercial Cooperation on one hand, and on the other the important aspects of Peace, Security and Confidence Building Measures between the two countries.

Session II: “Peace, Security & Confidence Building Measures”

Session two of the dialogue was chaired by Mr Kartikeya Sharma, Senior Journalist in India. The speakers for the session were as follows: Mr Rizwan Ali Shinwari, Mr Manmeet Arora, Ms Gulshan Rafiq, Ms Diva Jain, Ms Pallavi Sareen and Mr Salman Ali. We were joined by Maj. Gen. Inam Ul Haque, Former Director General, Defence Procurement, Pakistan Ministry of Defence; and Prof S.D. Muni, Professor Emeritus, JNU & Former Ambassador & Special Envoy, Government of India for their expert take on understanding the topic at hand.

Session two of the dialogue was chaired by Mr Kartikeya Sharma, Senior Journalist in India. The speakers for the session were as follows: Mr Rizwan Ali Shinwari, Mr Manmeet Arora, Ms Gulshan Rafiq, Ms Diva Jain, Ms Pallavi Sareen and Mr Salman Ali. We were joined by Maj. Gen. Inam Ul Haque, Former Director General, Defence Procurement, Pakistan Ministry of Defence; and Prof S.D. Muni, Professor Emeritus, JNU & Former Ambassador & Special Envoy, Government of India for their expert take on understanding the topic at hand.

Session 1: “Does Cultural Commonality make a difference?”

Session one of the second day of the dialogue was chaired by Ms Huma Fakhar, Founder & CEO, MAP Services Group. The speakers for this session were Ms Vaishali Raghuvanshi, Ms Monya, Dr. Waqas Saleem, and Mr Srijan Rai. The experts for this session were Senator Javed Jabbar, Writer, Politician, Pakistan; and Dr. Kavita Sharma, Former President, South Asian University who expressed their varied views on the same.

Session II: “Counter Terrorism & Narcotics Control”

The second session for the Day was moderated by Lt. Gen. Syed Ata Hasnain, Member –NDMA, Chancellor Central University of Kashmir & Former GOC 15 & 21 Corps. The speakers for the session were – Dr. Dheeraj P.C., Dr Nanda Kishore, Dr. Syed Ejaz Hussain, and Mr Yashas Arya. Additionally, experts such as Mr Shaukat Javed, Former Home Minister, Punjab, Pakistan & Former Director General IB as well as Lt. Gen.Vinod Bhatia, Former Director, CENJOWS & Former DGMO, Indian Army brought in a nuanced conversation to the table.

Day 2 was thus wrapped with an address Amb. TCA Raghavan, Director General-Indian Council for World Affairs & Former High Commissioner to Pakistan bringing a much needed conclusion on the points upon which the two countries must move forward.

Session I: “Autonomy of Women in India and Pakistan”

The first session of Day 3 began with the discussion on “Autonomy of Women in India and Pakistan”-The moderator of the session was Nirupama Subramanian, Senior Journalist, Indian Express. For this session, the speakers from India were: Sreya Basu and Aarti Tikoo Singh, Founder & Editor of The New Indian. From Pakistan, the speakers were Hira Hashmi and Farva Batool.

Session II: “Can we get over partition?”

The second session of the conference moderator was Qamar Cheema, Faculty Member Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. The speakers from India for this session were Dr. P S Ramya, Assistant Professor- Presidency college, Bangalore, Kavin Ramesh, B. A Hons in History and Political science- IILM university, Khushi Rajput, Research Coordinator at GCTC. Speakers from Pakistan were Dr. Raja Qaisar, Assistant Professor School of Politics and International Relations -Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Yunus Chugtai, Ph.D. from Georgia state university is on the panel. The discussion was embraced by the concluding remarks by Lt. Gen. Naeem Khalid Lodhi, Former Defence Minister & Former Defence Secretary, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and Lt. Gen. K.J. Singh, Executive Council Member, GCTC Former GoC-in-C, Western Command, Indian Army.

The Closing Address to the three day India-Pakistan Multi-Generational Dialogue was given by Prof Amitabh Mattoo, Advisory Member- GCTC, Professor of IR, JNU & Melbourne.

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