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EventJun 4, 2014

The 28th Asia-Pacific Roundtable

DATE: June 4th, 2014 
TIME: 3:15-4:30
LOCATION: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Asia-Pacific Roundtable is a leading Track II security conference that provides a platform for robust policy-oriented deliberations on the region’s key strategic challenges. It regularly attracts over 300 policymakers, scholars and opinion leaders from across the Asia Pacific and Europe. The discussions of this year’s Roundtable will focus on the profound shifts in the region’s strategic landscape as well as several issues that represent elevated risks to regional security. The Prime Minister of Malaysia, The Hon. Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak, has been invited to deliver the Keynote Address and open the Roundtable.

India’s rise as a major power is often treated as a forgone conclusion. Yet, the country continues to face a myriad of economic, social and developmental challenges, which have often been compounded by a byzantine bureaucracy and a complex political system. This session will examine the catalysts for, and obstacles to, India’s rise as a major power. How will New Delhi seek to promote sustained, long-term growth for the Indian economy? How will it manage religious and communal relations in the country? What has been the role of India’s states in the country’s rise? How will India seek to assert its influence in the global arena over the next ten years? How will India utilise its growing military – and particularly naval – power in support of its foreign policy?

Chair: Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Munir Abdul Majid
Chairman, Bank Muamalat Malaysia, Board Member,
Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS)
Malaysia & Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE IDEAS


Dr. Manoj Joshi
Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation,

Mr. Pramit Pal Chaudhuri
Foreign Editor, The Hindustan Times, India

Dr. Ian Hall
Senior Fellow and Director, Graduate Studies in
International Affairs (GSIA), The Australian National