|JAMMU, Mar 17: National Seminar on the “Changing Dynamics of Indian Foreign Policy” was concluded at the Seminar Hall of Department of Political Science with the Fourth technical session titled Indian Ocean, Climate Change and United States in India’s Foreign Policy. |
The Session was chaired by Professor KS Sidhu, Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala. In this session, Professor Baljit Singh, Convener of Seminar presented paper titled India’s Response to the Geopolitics of Indian Ocean in the 21st Century. Professor Rajpal Budania, Department of Political Science, University of Allahabad, Allahabad presented paper titled Transformation of India’s Strategic Engagement with the United States.
Neetika Verma, Ph D. Scholar presented paper titled India’s Multi-Pronged Strategy in the Indian Ocean. Shaveta Chowdhary Ph. D. Scholar presented paper on India’s Climate Change Policy: Continuity and Change.
Fifth Technical Session titled Changing Contours of India’s Policy toward West Asia and Southeast Asia was chaired by Professor M. Tajuddin, HOD Political Science, University of Jammu, Jammu. Dr Naseema Akther, Department of Political Science, University of Kashmir, Srinagar presented paper on “India’s attitude towards Palestine Problem and its Strategic Ties with Israel”.
Dr. Shah Alam, Assistant Professor, Indo-Arab Cultural Centre, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi presented paper on “India’s Changing Policy towards West Asia”. Dr Neelam Choudhary, Assistant Professor, Directorate of Distance Education, University of Jammu presented paper titled “India’s Approach towards Regionalism & Multilateralism: Trends, Factors and Implications”.
Pooja Charak, Ph D Scholar presented paper titled, “Trends in India’s Look East Policy: A Comparative Analysis” and Shivani Sharma, Ph. D. Scholar presented paper titled, “ Emerging Trends in India-Pakistan Relations”.
Sixth technical session titled Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Human Rights in India’s Foreign Policy was chaired by Prof. Rajpal Budania, Department of Political Science, Allahabad University, Allahabad. Prof. Karori Singh, South Asian Studies Centre, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur presented paper on “India’s Policy towards Sri Lanka in the 21st Century”.
Prof. Kamal Kinger, Department of Defence & Strategic Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala spoke on “India- Bangladesh Relations: Emerging Trends”.
Reetika Sharma, Ph. D Scholar presented paper on “India–China Relations: Affinity & Estrangement” and Natasha Manhas presented paper on “India- Nepal Relations: Problems and Prospects”.
The proceedings of valedictory session of two day National Seminar was presided over by Prof Desh Bandu Gupta, Dean Academic Affairs, University of Jammu, Jammu. The Valedictory address was delivered by Prof RS Yadav, Department of Political Science, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra & Editor of peer reviewed journal titled Political Discourse.
While delivering the valedictory address, Prof Yadav touched various dynamics of India’s Foreign Policy ranging from energy security to regional security. He further spoke on the internal and external compulsions which have been conditioning India’s Foreign Policy behaviour. Prof. Yadav also gave the detailed critique of India’s Foreign Policy.
While delivering the Presidential remarks, Prof. Desh Bandu Gupta highlighted the complexity of India-China Relations by arguing the shrewdness of Chinese diplomacy. He also stated that India’s magnanimity towards China in the 1950s could not generate the required dividends to keep Sino-Indian Relations cordial.
The valedictory session ended with the formal vote of thanks presented by Ellora Puri, Assistant Professor, University of Jammu, Jammu.
News Updated at : Friday, March 17, 2017