Date: Apr 12, 2017
ORF will host the UK Secretary of State for Defence, Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon, for a discussion on UK-India strategic ties. This event, held in association with the UK Ministry of Defence and the British High Commission in New Delhi, will have panel discussions on:
  • The role of private industry in the defence sector — The UK experience and the Indian requirement.
  • A sea of concern — UK and Indian perspectives on maritime security.
Sunjoy Joshi, Director, ORF, will deliver the opening remarks. Read the programme here.


Abhijit Singh, Senior Fellow and Head, Maritime Policy Initiative, ORF Gareth Price, Senior Research Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House, UK Harsh V. Pant,  Distinguished Fellow and Head, Strategic Studies Programme, ORF Indrani Bagchi, Diplomatic Editor, Times of India Lt. Gen. Mark Poffley OBE, Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Military Capability), UK Ministry of Defence Raffaello Pantucci, Director, International Security Studies, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), UK Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Senior Fellow and Head, Nuclear and Space Policy Initiative, ORF Lt. Gen. S.L. Narasimhan (retd.), Member, National Security Advisory Board, India Samir Saran, Vice President, ORF Stephen Phipson, CBE, Head, Defence and Security Organisation (DSO), UK Trade and Industry Vishal Nigam, Vice President, Bharat Forge The timing of the event is from 10:15 a.m. to 4:10 p.m.

Venue Address

Taj Mahal Hotel, Mansingh Road, New Delhi