The National Defence College, an apex institution and a seat of learning for issues related to National Security and Strategy is organising an international Webinar on 05-06 Nov 2020. The seminar with the main theme on ‘India’s National Security – The Decade Ahead’, is a part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of National Defence College.
The two-day webinar commenced with a Keynote address by the Hon’ble Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh as he addressed the graduating members of the 60th NDC Course. The recent changes in the Geopolitical environment and reshaping of the World order accompanied by the heightened security scenario in the Indo-Pacific and the Indian sub-continent have had a direct impact on the development of India. It was only apt for the National Defence College to discuss the various issues affecting India.
The Webinar will witness discussion on important topics relevant to the present Geopolitical situation in the World and the relevance of emerging International order to India during and the post Covid period. The sub themes include talks by various speakers on the Geopolitics in 21st Century followed by a discussion on Transformation of India and it’s security horizon over the next decade.
The Webinar will have various eminent national and international speakers across the strategic community, including the Defence Secretary, the Foreign Secretary, the Home Secretary, CDS and the three Service Chiefs besides Mr Peter Varghese & Mr C Raja Mohan. The event has evoked wide spread interest with over 3000 participants including central ministries, security establishments, training institutions, think tanks, diplomatic community and the vast number of alumni, both in India and abroad.
National Defence College which was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India on April 27, 1960 and has completed 60 Years, has over the years been an important observer and catalyst. The college is dedicated to the intellectual development and strategic enculturation of select senior officers of the armed forces and civilian services of India, and those from foreign countries, for higher leadership positions and responsibilities.
The NDC also functions as an important instrument of the State towards fostering and enhancing strong relationships with friendly countries, not only in the neighbourhood but also globally.