Interaction with Delegation from Royal College of Defence Studies, UK
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A 17-member delegation of senior level defence officers and defence ministry officials from the UK and other countries led by Commandant RCDS, Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS), Lt. Gen (Retd) Sir David Bill, KCB, visited the VIF on 30th May for a briefing and interaction on Indian economic and security perspectives.

Lt. Gen (Retd) Ravi Sawhney, an RCDS alumni and Distinguished Fellow, VIF welcomed the delegation. Chairman of VIF, Vice Admiral (Retd) KK Nayyar moderated the discussions and chaired the meeting. Amb KS Bajpai briefed the delegation on India’s Foreign Policy Environment and Gen. (Retd) NC Vij, former Army Chief gave out his perspective on Nuclear Status in the Region.

In the second session, Rajeev Mantri spoke on India’s Economy: Issues and prospects and Dr Ajai Sawhney, well known expert on terrorism, explained the issue of Jihadi Terrorism and India. There was intense debate during question and answer session and the Indian experts explained the various aspects of India’s approach and perspectives on the abovementioned subjects.

Towards the end, the British High Commissioner to India Sir James Bevan, KCMG also joined the deliberations.

Event Date 
May 30, 2014
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