Southeast Asia in the 2010’S: Opportunities and Challenges for India
The Southeast Asia Research Programme (SEARP) at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), in collaboration with the SAEA Group Singapore, organized a seminar on 5th March 2010 to assess Southeast Asia as a region in the coming decade with a special emphasis on India's options and challenges. The seminar addressed two major themes. The first being the internal and external developments in ASEAN region in the decade past and the second being the impediments and opportunities for India in Southeast Asia in the 2010s. The panelists for this seminar included India’s premier academicians on Southeast Asia, Dr. Amita Batra and Dr. Srikanth Kondapalli from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).The speakers also included Amb. Rajiv Sikri, Former Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs (MEA); Amb. Eric Gonsalves; Amb. J C Sharma, Former Secretary (MEA) and Amb. Navrekha Sharma, Former Ambassador to Indonesia.