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Debriefing the Trilateral India-China-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue: Towards a Stable Nuclear Order in Asia
Tara Sarin

The IPCS Nuclear Security Programme (NSP), with support from the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), held its second
trilateral dialogue between India, China and Pakistan in Fudan University, Shanghai on 8-9 August 2009.

This is the first time, even at Track II level that India, China, and Pakistan met to discuss substantive issues relating to a stable nuclear order in Asia including the possibilities of nuclear weapons elimination. In continuation with the path breaking trilateral dialogue first held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in December 2008, experts from the three countries continued their deliberations in Shanghai. The conference participants included prominent strategists, military persons, policymakers and academicians from India, China and Pakistan.

Following the trilateral dialogue in Shanghai, the IPCS organized a panel discussion for debriefing the trilateral dialogue at the India International Centre, New Delhi on 3 September 2009. Members of the Indian delegation to the trilateral dialogue in Shanghai—Amb. Salman Haidar, Amb. Arundhati Ghose, Air Marshal Vinod Patney, Amb. KC Singh and Maj. Gen. Dipankar Banerjee—shared their views/observations of the deliberations that took place in Shanghai.


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