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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. 
The IPCS proposes to hold the third round of India-China-Pakistan trilateral dialogue in January 2010. Apropos, a panel discussion was held on 16 October 20009 wherein members of the Indian delegation to Shanghai reviewed the trilateral dialogue held in Fudan University and discussed the agenda for the upcoming third trilateral dialogue.


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