Date: Apr 21, 2019

Lieutenant General D.S. Hooda’s report titled ‘India's National Security Strategy,’ attempts to address and align India’s security and foreign policy ends with ways and means. The document prioritises reforms to address social equality, technological disruptions and higher defence management as critical national security imperatives.

The panel will seek to discuss some of these recommendations and identify the key challenges that will shape India’s journey in the next decade.

Presentation by Lt. Gen. D.S. Hooda, former Northern Army Commander.

Special remarks by P. Chidambaram, former Union Finance Minister.


Manoj Joshi, Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation

Nitin Gokhale, Author, Founder & Strategic News International

Indrani Bagchi, Diplomatic Editor, Times of India (Moderator)


2:30 – 3:00 p.m. | Registration

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Presentation followed by panel discussion

4:00 – 4:30 p.m. | Moderated Q&A

Introductory Remarks | Samir Saran at Beyond politics: Debating a new security manifesto India’s National Security Strategy Manifesto Lt Gen Hooda (Retd)'s Presentation

Venue Address

The Longchamp, Taj Mahal Hotel, Mansingh Road, New Delhi