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Computing the China-India Complexity: A Strategic Perspective

Open to the public

A lecture on the relationship between China and India by Dr. Panda from the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses (IDSA).

The year 2010 marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and India. Even after sixty years of diplomatic relations, both China & India find it difficult to deal with each other. Realistically, three scenarios could dominate the prospects of Sino-Indian relations in coming times. First, both India and China will remain isolate from each other, and that a "zero-sum competitive" relationship will exist between the two. At the same time, both would prefer to compete with each other as they grow stronger. The two countries would find it difficult to return to the old "bhai-bhai" formulations of the 1950's. The second emerging scenario is the establishment of full-fledged bilateral free-trade and the formation of an overall strategic alliance between the two countries at the global level. Though this continues to be a difficult formulation and remains unrealistic given the underlying obstacles between China and India, still both would like to consider that and try to accommodate each other's interests in the overall design of "Rising Asia". Third, the Sino-Indian relations will move slowly towards mutual propensity but the relationship between the two will restrict to the suspense of "being good neighbors" only.

Dr. Jagannath P. Panda is Research Fellow (rank of Associate Professor) at the premier Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses (IDSA), an autonomous body of the Govt. of India, New Delhi. He is the Managing Editor of the Peace and Development Digest of the Foundation for Peace and Sustainable Development, New Delhi. He is a recipient of the V.K.Krishna Menon memorial Medal for his excellent academic record in international law and diplomacy from the Indian Society of International Law (ISIL), New Delhi. His writings have been published in various forms in peer-reviewed journals like: Strategic Analyses (Routledge), China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly (Silk Road Studies), China Report (Sage) etc. Dr. Panda was an institutional fellow at the SIIS, Shanghai from June 2009 to September 2009; and a visiting faculty at the National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan from May 2010 to July 2010. He has worked as a lead member on various Task-Force projects from DRDO and Govt. of India on issues related to China and Tibet. He is the author of the book titled- China's Path to Power: Party, Military, and the politics of State Transition (Pentagon Security International; 2010).

Lecturer: Dr. Jagannath P. Panda is Research Fellow (rank of Associate Professor) at the premier Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

Date: 11/18/2010

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Categories: Social Sciences , International

Organizer: Regional studies, School of Global Studies

Location: Globala studier, Konstepidemins väg 2
room 220, Annedalsseminariet, Campus Linné

Contact person: Marie Carlsson

Phone: 031-786 4323

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