The simultaneous rise of India and China will define the 21st century.
In their book, Pax Sinica: Implications for the Indian Dawn, Samir Saran and Akhil Deo analyse the key events and policies that have shaped the Asian Century since the elevation of General Secretary Xi Jinping. From the launch of the Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank to the unveiling of the Belt and Road Initiative, China’s proposition presents a contested model of cooperation that is rearranging regional and sub-regional political alignments. India, amongst others, is responding to these developments to safeguard its own room to manoeuvre.
This book launch, and subsequent ‘in conversation’ will discuss this new moment that will undoubtedly redefine the tenants and principles of the international order.
Akhil Deo, Junior Fellow, ORF, and author — Pax Sinica: Implications for the Indian Dawn
Samir Saran, President, ORF, and author — Pax Sinica: Implications for the Indian Dawn
Sunjoy Joshi, Chairman, ORF
6.00 p.m. | Tea and coffee
6.30 p.m. | Welcome remarks | Sunjoy Joshi
6.35 p.m. | Introduction | Akhil Deo
6.40 p.m. | Book launch — Pax Sinica: Implications for the Indian Dawn
6.45 - 7.30 p.m. | Discussion | Room for two? India, China and the world order | Hon’ble EAM S. Jaishankar in conversation with Samir Saran