NEW DELHI, May 28 (KUNA) -- India will present its perspective on defence
policy making in the midst of present geopolitical flux at the Asia Security
Summit - The Shangri-La Dialogue - beginning May 30 in Singapore.
"Indias Minister of State for Defence Dr M M Pallam Raju will represent
the country at the Summit and is scheduled to address the Third Plenary
Session titled Making Defence Policy in Uncertain Times at the summit on May
31. He is expected to provide an Indian perspective on defence policy making
in the midst of geopolitical flux," an Indian Defence Ministry statement said
"The Shangri- La Dialogue is the only forum in the Asia-Pacific region for
discussing defence and security issues," the Defence Ministry said.
Dr Raju will also hold bilateral meetings with the Defence Ministers, Heads
of Delegations and Chiefs of Defence Forces of UK, France, Mongolia, Sri Lanka
among other countries on the sidelines of the Summit.
Since its inaugural meeting in 2002, the The Shangri- La Dialogue has
become a recognised part of the architecture of Asian defence diplomacy and is
seen as the Asia-Pacific region's premier and most inclusive security
institution. The dialogue is organised by London-based leading global
think-tank -- International Institute for Strategic Studies. (end)
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