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HomeConfrenecePast Conference Strategic Infrastructure and Border Development || 15-17 September 2021

Strategic Infrastructure and Border Development || 15-17 September 2021

The three day conference was inaugurated by special guests such as Dr. Yogendra Narain, IAS(Retd), chairperson, SIBD, GCTC Patron, Chancellor-HNB Garhwal University and Former Secretary, Government of India, Prakash Singh, IPS(Retd), former DG BSF, and Former DGP UP and Assam, Dr. Shekhar Dutt SM, IAS (Retd), Former Governor, Former Defence Secretary and Former Deputy National Security Advisor, GOI,and special case study by Lt Col Guermantes Lailari, Former USAF Foreign Area Officer.

 Session 1 titled, “Historical perspectives of borders including coastal area” was moderated by Col. DPK Pillay, SC. The key speakers for the session were: Maj. Gen. Ashwani Siwach (YSM, VSM, Former Head of Territorial Army), Commodore Anil Jai Singh (Navy Veteran), Lt Gen Shokin Chauhan (Former Chairman-Ceasefire Monitoring Group, MHA, Govt. of India & Former DG-Assam Rifles), PS Papta (IPS, IG, ITBP), and Sanjiv Krishan Sood (IPS, Former ADG-BSF).

 Session 2 titled, “External Security challenges at the borders, response of other countries and solutions” was chaired by Prabha Rao [IPS (retd.), Special Secretary, Cab. Sect., Govt. of India]. The key speakers of the session were: Dr. Kanwal Sibal [IFS(Retd.), Chairman, Advisory Board & Former Foreign Secretary, Govt. of India], Lt Gen Philip Campose (PVSM, AVSM, VSM, Former Vice Chief of Army Staff, Former GOC-in-C, Western Army Command, Indian Army), Lt Gen K.J. Singh (PVSM, AVSM & Bar, Former GOC-in-C, Western Army Command, Indian Army), Maj Gen Abdur Rashid (Executive Director of Institute of Conflict, Law and Development Studies, Bangladesh), Dr. Rakesh Dutt (Department of Defence and National Security Studies, Punjab University, Chandigarh), and Dr. Pavithran Nambiar (Senior Faculty, School of Police Science & Security Studies, NFSU).

 Session 3 titled,” Internal security challenges at land borders: Part-I”, was chaired by Lt Gen K.J. Singh (PVSM, AVSM & Bar, Former GOC-in-C, Western Army Command, Indian Army). The key speakers for the session were: Anil Shukla (IPS, ADGP, Anaman), Avinash Mohnaney [IPS (Retd.), Former DGP-Sikkim & Former Special Director- Intelligence Bureau], Brigadier Kapil Dev Malhotra (Defence Analyst), Sanjiv Krishan Sood (IPS, Former ADG-BSF), Anil Negi [IPS (Retd.), Former IG, SSB], Prof Anshu Joshi (Assistant Professor, JNU).

 Session 4 titled, “Internal security challenges at land borders: Part-II”, was chaired by Lt. Gen. Arun Sahni (PVSM, UYSM, SM, VSM, Former General Officer Commanding in Chief, Indian Army). The key speakers of the session were: Lt Gen Pradeep Chandran Nair (AVSM, YSM, Director General Assam RIfles), GK Pillar [IAS(Retd.), Former Home Secretary, Govt. of India), Anand Swaroop (IPS, IG (Provisioning), ITBP), Prof. Sanjoy Hazarika (Director-CSRI & Managing Trustee-Centre for North East Studies), Lt Gen Shokin Chauhan (Former Chairman-Ceasefire Monitoring Group, MHA, Govt. of India & Former DG-Assam Rifles), Brigadier Kapil Dev Malhotra (Defence Analyst).

 Session 5 titled, “China policy of encircling India and countermeasures”, was moderated by Cleo Paskal (Advisor GCTC & Non-Resident Fellow, F.D.D., USA). The key speakers of the session were: Prof Srikant Kondapalli (Centre for East Asian Studies, School of International Studies, JNU), Prof Madhav Das Nalapat (UNESCO Chair for Peace & Geopolitics Expert), Major Gen Binoj Basnyat (Defence Analyst, Nepal), Dr. Rityusha Mani Tiwary (Visiting Fellow, ICS, Delhi & Assistant Professor, University of Delhi), Prof Mahesh Ranjan Debata (Assistant Professor, Centre for Inner Asian Studies, School of International Studies, JNU), and Air Commodore K.R. Thaakar (Dean, School of Police Science & Security Studies, NFSU).

 Session 6 titled, “New technological challenges at the borders like drone attack-surveillance by enemy, use of modern technology: social media, etc.”, was chaired by Lt Gen (Dr.) AP Singh (Former DG Corps-Army Air Defence, Indian Army). The key speakers of the session were: Air Marshal Anil Chopra( DG-Centre for Air Power Studies), Arun Kumar Saxena (Sirector, ADRDE, DRDO), Brigadier RK Pandey (DDG PMO Suraj), Ashok Sharma [IPS (Retd.), Michael Hopmeier (President of Unconventional Concepts, Inc., Virginia, USA), Dr. Keval Pandya (Asst. Professor, School of Police Science & Security Studies, NFSU), Maj P V Krishnan (Research Scholar, Amity School of Defence & Strategic Studies), and Dr. Charru Malhotra (Associate Professor, IIPA)

 Session 7 titled, “Strategy and Long Term Perspectives of Infrastructure Development in Border Areas: Achievements & Landmarks”, was chaired by Lt Gen Suresh Sharma (AVSM (Retd.), Former Engineer In Chief & Former DG-Border Roads Organisation). The key speakers for the session were: Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhary (Director General-Border Roads), Ranjit Singh [ADG (Border Wing), CPWD], Dr. B K Das (Outstanding Scientist & Director, IRDE, DRDO), and Ashok Khurana (Former DG-CPWD).

 Session 8 titled, “Challenges, Strategy and Vision of Coastal & Maritime Security,” was chaired by Vice Admiral Anil Chopra (PVSM, AVSM, Former FOC-in-C, Western Naval Command & Former FOC-in-C, Eastern Naval Command & Former DG-Indian Coast Guard). The key speakers of the session were: Lt Gen Ajai Singh (GOC-in-C, Andaman & Nicobar Command, Indian Army), Braj Raj Sharma [IAS(Retd.), Former Secretary (Border management), Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India), Vice Admiral Pradeep Kaushiva (UYSM, VSM (Retd.), Former Commandant, National Defence College & Former Director, National Maritime Foundation), Cmdr KR Nautiyal (PTM,TM, Former ADG, Indian Coast Guard), Air Commodore K.R. Thaakar (Dean, School of Police Science & Security Studies, NFSU), and Dr. Shubhamitra Das (Centre for Indo-Pacific Studies, School of International Studies, JNU).

Session 9 titled, “Regulating Inflow and Outflow at the Borders and still Maintaining Internal Security”, was chaired by Karnal Singh [IPS (Retd.), Former Director, Enforcement Directorate]. The key speakers for the session were: Lt Gen Shokin Chauhan (Former Chairman-Ceasefire Monitoring Group, MHA, Govt. of India & Former DG-Assam Rifles), Avinash Mohnaney [IPS (Retd.), Former DGP-Sikkim & Former Special Director- Intelligence Bureau], B.N. Sharma [IPS (Retd.), Former IG, BSF], S.S. Harta [IPS (Retd.), Former IG-ITBP], Subhash Kumar (Former DIG, SSB)

 Session 10 titled, “Countering internal security challenges at the borders’, was chaired by Vikram Singh [IPS (Retd.), Former DGP, U.P.]. The key speakers for the session were: Brig Vinod Dutta (VSM, Army Veteran), Group Capt. Anupam Banarjee [VSM (Retd.), Former Spokesperson, Indian Air Force], B.N. Sharma [IPS (Retd.), Former IG, BSF], S.S. Harta [IPS (Retd.), Former IG-ITBP], Krishnan Varma [Former Special Secretary (Cab. Sectt.), Govt. of India], Dr. Nafees Ahmad (Senior Faculty, School of Police Science & Security Studies, NFSU), and Subhash Kumar (Former DIG, SSB).

Link for the Full Report:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CMgo0CtwOIMJ9XjT4vsBX0gkesyM93lZqEWgK6yzFTI/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

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