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UK-India strategic dialogue: Opportunity and security in a changing world

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.

Taj Mahal Hotel, Mansingh Road, New Delhi