Date: Feb 19, 2022
Earth and Water: Intersecting Politics of Eurasia and the Indo-Pacific

On the occasion of 75 years of India’s independence, the Observer Research Foundation in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs, India is hosting this lunch discussion at the Munich Security Conference.

Please drop in a line of interest at [email protected] if you are at the Munich Security Conference and would like to join us in person.

The emergence of the Indo-Pacific maritime domain is having a significant impact on the world order. Even as the politics of the Indo-Pacific evolves, Europe, the predecessor fulcrum of geopolitics, seems ready to erupt again. Old battle lines have been re-emphasised, as a new contest brews in the waters of Asia.

  • How can the world respond to these two arenas, with distinct and different underpinnings, motivations and stakeholders?
  • Is there a consensus in the Liberal system on the emergent challenges?
  • Is there a case for new partnerships with new actors to manage new geographies?
  • Are conflicting demands of land and water diminishing opportunities for 21st century coalitions?


1.30 p.m. CET | Start of the Programme

1.45 – 1:50 p.m. CET | Welcome Remarks | Amb. P Harish

1.50 – 2:45 p.m. CET | Panel Discussion | The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss, H.E. Eva-Maria Liimets, Senator Chris Coons, H.E. S Jaishankar, H.E. Josep Borrell Fontelles, Samir Saran

2.45 – 2:50 p.m. CET | Vote of Thanks | Amb. Mohit Yadav