National meet to focus on emerging India, US, China ties

Today's conference marks third anniversary of DH launch in Delhi

National meet to focus on emerging India, US, China ties

Leading minds on foreign policy will converge on the national capital on Saturday for the day-long Deccan Herald National Conference on the emerging international scenario involving India, China and the United States.

The conference, “Shaping 21st Century: India, the US and China”, which is being organised to mark the third anniversary of the launch of Deccan Herald in Delhi, will be held at The Oberoi from 10 am. The national capital edition of the daily was launched on December 11, 2011.

Minister of State for External Affairs Gen V K Singh, Chinese Ambassador Le Yucheng, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha and former Union minister Jairam Ramesh will address the inaugural session of the conference, where the broad spectrum of relations with these three countries are likely to be discussed.

Deccan Herald Editor K N Tilak Kumar and Associate Editor K Subrahmanya will also speak at the session.

A panel discussion on India, China and the Asian Theatre, chaired by former Ambassador T C A Rangachari, will follow the inaugural ceremony.

Alka Acharya, Professor of Chinese Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Zorawar Daulet Singh, a PhD candidate at the India Institute of King's College London, will speak at the session.

Former external affairs minister Salman Khurshid will chair the second panel discussion on “Bilateral, Regional and Global contexts of Indo-US Relations”.

Former ambassador Prabhat Shukla and Prof Chintamani Mahapatra, an expert on the US from Jawaharlal Nehru University, will join Khurshid in the discussion.

The final session will focus on the economic interests of the three countries. Ficci Secretary General Didar Singh and Prof G V C Naidu will speak at the session “India, the US and China: Emerging Economic Dynamics”, chaired by Jairam Ramesh.

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