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Dealing with Dirty Wars
21 June 2017,1530-1700 hrs
Venue: IPCS Conference Room
Chair: Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain, Member, Governing Council, IPCS, & former GOC, 15 Corps, Srinagar
Speaker: Dr Tara Kartha, Former Director, National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), India, & Author of ''Tools of Terror: Light Weapons and India's Security' (1999)
 
On 21 June 2017, IPCS will host Dr Tara Kartha, Former Director, National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), India, & Author of 'Tools of Terror: Light Weapons and India's Security' (1999), for a discussion on 'Dealing with Dirty Wars'.

The discussion will take place from 1530 hrs to 1700 hrs in the IPCS Conference Room.
 
PROGRAMME 

1530-1535 hrs
Opening Remarks by the Chair
By
Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain
Member, Governing Council, IPCS, & former GOC, 15 Corps, Srinagar

1535-1600 hrs
Dealing with Dirty Wars
By
Dr Tara Kartha
Former Director, National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), India, & Author of 'Tools of Terror: Light
Weapons and India's Security' (1999)

1600-1655 hrs
Discussion

1655-1700 hrs
Closing Remarks by the Chair

1700 hrs
Tea
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Dr Tara Kartha retired as the director of the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), India, in
2017. Prior to her over a decade long stint at the NSCS, she was a Research Fellow at the Institute for
Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. She has a Masters in Defence Studies from Madras University
and a PhD in Missile Defence from Jawaharlal Nehru University. She is also the author of 'Tools of Terror:
Light Weapons and India's Security' (Knowledge World, 1999), and her research has been published in
several academic journals across the world.

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM and BAR, is Member, Governing Council, IPCS, & former GOC, 15 Corps, Srinagar. One of India’s most decorated military officers, he retired in 2013 as the Military Secretary, after 40 years of service in the Indian armed forces. Prior to that, he had been specially inducted back to Srinagar to command the strategic 15 Corps to restore order when the three-year agitation in the streets went out of order. In his long career, he has served in Sri Lanka with the IPKF; in Punjab, during the heyday of militancy; in India’s North-eastern states, and in seven tenures of duty in Jammu & Kashmir. He also commanded his unit in Siachen Glacier. He conceived and operationalised the "Hearts Doctrine" which focused on people as the centre of gravity in Kashmir. He has also served with the UN in Mozambique and Rwanda. He is an alumnus of the Royal College of Defence Studies, London, as well as King's College, University of London.

 
 
 

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