India-China ties: strategic, defence and diplomatic

A 10-hour online (live) certificate program offered jointly with Gateway House

The on-going India-China face-off along the LAC has brought into sharp focus India’s strategic, diplomatic and defence capabilities. China’s influence and imprint in the region is already visible. It uses its global integration, and deep research and execution capacity, an advantage learnt well from the West. India, on the other hand needs to not only strengthen its military capabilities but focus on a forward policy that is in line with it Neighbourhood First and Indo-Pacific policy.

During this crisis, we need to assess:

  1. What is India’s heft in the global order compared to China?

  2. What is India’s defence and diplomatic strategy with regards to China?

  3. What were the India-China historic ties during the first wave of globalisation and will it have an impact on India’s strategy towards China?

The objective is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of India-China ties and a holistic perspective on India’s strategic, military and diplomatic options when it comes to China’s aggressiveness in the region.

Key topics that the course will include:

  • Changing global order and multilaterism: Shift of geoeconomic power from the advanced West to emerging nations; Positioning of India and China in the new global order and multilateral institutions
  • Defence capabilities: Context to the India-China border issue (past and ongoing); India’s defence and space capabilities versus China; Role of Indian Navy in the Indian Ocean Region
  • Diplomatic ties: Networks of trade, finance and competition in the age of the first globalisation (Focus: India-China); Impact of LAC border conflict on diplomacy – Indo-Pacific, Neighbourhood and South East Asia

Date: 31st July to 2nd August.

Time:  Friday – 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM & Saturday, Sunday – 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Faculty:

Fees – INR 1,950 + GST

A certificate of completion will be issued by the Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics (MDAE) jointly with Gateway House at the end of the program. It is mandatory for everyone to attend all lectures.

Who is this Course for?

  • Students pursuing their graduation or post-graduation in any discipline.
  • Faculty members and research scholars.
  • Young working professionals

Detailed plan on sessions:

Session 1 & 2: Changing global order and multilateralism by Amb. Neelam Deo and Amb. Manjeev Singh Puri (3 hours)

Topics to be covered:

  1. Shift of geoeconomic power from the advanced West to emerging nations
  2. Positioning of India and China in the new global order and multilateral institutions

Session 3 & 4: India-China border and maritime security along with India’s defence and space capabilities by Sameer Patil, Chaitanya Giri and Ms. Cleo Paskal (3.5 hours)

Topics to be covered:

  1. Context to the India-China border issue (past and ongoing)
  2. Role of Indian Navy in the Indian Ocean Region

Session 5 & 6: India-China diplomatic ties by Amb. Rajiv Bhatia, Manjeet Kripalani and Sifra Lentin (3.5 hours)

Topics to be covered:

  1. India-China historic ties during the first wave of globalisation
  2. Impact of LAC border conflict on diplomacy – focussing on Indo-Pacific, Neighbourhood and South East Asia

 

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