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Indo-Pak Track-II Dialogues on Conflict Resolution and Peace Building

Track-II Dialogue on CBMs, Cross-LoC Interactions, Indus waters, Afghanistan and Terrorism
5-7 October 2009

The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies organized a two and a half day India-Pakistan Track II dialogue on Conflict Resolution and Peace Building in Bangkok from 5-7 October 2009. The aim of this dialogue was to provide members of the strategic community on both sides with a common platform to discuss issues that plague Indo-Pak relations and reflect on possible alternative courses. The issues discussed spanned from Confidence Building Measures, cross LoC interactions, the Siachen dispute, sharing of the Indus river waters, possibility of forging a common strategy for Afghanistan, expansion of Indo-Pak trade, the challenge posed by religious radicalism and terrorist violence to evolving better joint mechanisms for countering terrorism.
This Dialogue is supported by the Ploughshares Fund 

Participants

Indian Delegation

1. Maj Gen Dipankar Banerjee, Director, IPCS
2. AVM Kapil Kak, Additional Director, CAPS
3. Brig Gurmeet Kanwal, Director, CLAWS
4. Brig Arun Sahgal, Consultant, IPCS
5. Mr PR Chari, Research Professor, IPCS
6. Dr D Suba Chandran, Deputy Director, IPCS
7. Mr Dhirendra Singh, Member of Second Commission on Center-State Relations
8. Amb KC Singh, Former Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs
9. Mr SS Bloreia, Former Chief Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir
10. Dr Mallika Joseph, Deputy Director, IPCS
11. Mr Raghav Sharma, Research Officer, IPCS

Pakistani Delegation

1. Amb Riaz Khokkar, Former Foreign Secretary, Pakistan
2. Amb Aziz Khan, Former High Commissioner to India
3. Prof Rasul Baksh Rais, Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS
4. Prof Pervez Hoodbhoy, Professor, Department of Physics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
5. Amb Najimmuddin A Shaikh, Former Foreign Secretary
6. Mr Arshad H Abbassi, Consultant UNDP
7. AVM Shahzad Chaudhry, Former Ambassador to Sri Lanka

Publication

At the end of the workshop, an Executive Summary of the Workshop Report was presented in New Delhi to elicit opinion from the government and the strategic community. The report includes the recommendations that were put forth by the delegations for addressing the issues between the two countries. The report can be accessed at:
http://ipcs.org/pdf_file/issue/ExecutiveSummary-ConflictResolutionandPeaceBuildingINDIAPAKISTANDIALOGUE.pdf

Background Papers

The Institute commissioned Background Papers on issues relating to the project. These background papers have a common pattern; they include a short history of the issue, perspectives of India and Pakistan, major questions involved, attempts towards conflict resolution in the past and recommendations. These background papers have been published as Issue Briefs on the IPCS website.

1.  Two Decades of Indo-Pak CBMS: A Critique from India
SAMARJIT GHOSH

2. Expanding Cross-LoC Interactions: Perspectives from India
D SUBA CHANDRAN

3. Expanding Cross-LoC Interactions: Perspectives from Pakistan
SHAHEEN AKHTAR

4. Harnessing the Indus Waters: Perspectives from India
D SUBA CHANDRAN

5. Harnessing the Indus Waters: Perspectives from Pakistan
NAUSHEEN WASI

6. India-Pakistan Joint Investigation: A Zero Sum Game?
MALLIKA JOSEPH

7. Indo-Pak Joint Anti-Terror Mechanisms: Perspectives from Pakistan
SHABANA FAYAZ

8. Resolving Siachen: Perspectives from India
BRIG (RETD) GURMEET KANWAL

9. Resolving Siachen: Perspectives from Pakistan
BRIG (RETD) ASAD HAKEEM

10. Enhancing Indo-Pak Trade: Perspectives from Pakistan
NABIHA GUL

11. Enhancing Indo-Pak Trade: Perspectives from India
PIA MALHOTRA

12. Terrorism, Religious Radicalism and Violence: Perspectives from Pakistan
ARSHI SALEEM HASHMI

13. Terrorism, Religious Radicalism and Violence: Perspectives from India
DEVYANI SRIVASTAVA


14. Evolving an Indo-Pak Strategy in Afghanistan: Perspectives from India
RAGHAV SHARMA

15. Afghanistan: Evolving an Indo-Pak Strategy: Perspectives from Pakistan
SALMA MALIK

 
 
 

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