‘India Conference’ at Harvard University — Panel discussion on Sino-Indian relations

On the first day of the 2015 ‘India Conference’ at Harvard University, Boston, May 7, was scheduled the keynote panel discussion on Sino-Indian relations featuring the former NSA, Shivshankar Menon, and myself and moderated by Gary Samore, Executive Director, Belfer Center, Kennedy School and, until recently, President Obama’s White House coordinator for arms control and weapons of mass destruction. It was a lively affair, a generally courteous slanging match between Shankar Menon and I. Listen to Menon’s defence of Indian foreign policy. It reveals just why India doesn’t get things right in the foreign-military policy field and especially vis a vis China! A video record of this event may be accessed on Youtube.com at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niQvz93SloM.

About Bharat Karnad

Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, he was Member of the (1st) National Security Advisory Board and the Nuclear Doctrine-drafting Group, and author, among other books of, 'Nuclear Weapons and Indian Security: The Realist Foundations of Strategy', 'India's Nuclear Policy' and most recently, 'Why India is Not a Great Power (Yet)'. Educated at the University of California (undergrad and grad), he was Visiting Scholar at Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, the Shanghai Institutes of International Studies, and Henry L. Stimson Center, Washington, DC.
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4 Responses to ‘India Conference’ at Harvard University — Panel discussion on Sino-Indian relations

  1. Atul says:

    The entire debate is wonderful. Pure Gold. Thanks.

  2. Shiva says:

    Wonderful debate.

  3. Socho says:

    Harvard university which like Oxford one is mainly involved in creating puppet slAve for the anglosaxon cabal s who want to have their agents in high position in every country.
    HArvard advise is exactly what India and other non Anglo nations should do opposite of.

  4. Socho says:

    Shanker menon on has been a known agent working for American interests.

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