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Army conducts seminar on Sino-Indian geo-strategic complexities

The India-China boundary dispute and border management, and Chinese military reforms as a driver in the realisation of China's Global Dream were also discussed.


The Indian Army conducted a seminar and panel discussion on the theme ‘Demystifying the Dragon’ under the aegis of Eastern Command in Assam’s Tezpur on August 4 and 5.

Organised by the Gajraj Corps at its headquarters, the seminar started off with a keynote address that was delivered by Lt Gen DS Rana, GOC, IV Corps.

On the first day of the seminar, there were talks and discussions by eminent subject experts including senior level diplomats, academicians and military dignitaries. Three different sessions were conducted with the focus being on Sino-Indian geo-strategic complexities, the India-China boundary dispute and border management, and Chinese military reforms as a driver in the realisation of China’s Global Dream.

The discussions were steered by eminent panellists like Ambassador Ashok Kantha, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh and Lt Gen SL Narasimhan, who provided a kaleidoscopic view of the contours of India’s engagement with China, ongoing military modernization and rise in Chinese global aspirations.

The final session on the second day included reflections from the panellists on the implications and way ahead for the Indian armed forces. The discussion was steered by Lt Gen Raj Shukla with senior military officials and domain experts who formed part of the panel.

The seminar culminated with a closing address by the Eastern Army Commander, Lt Gen RP Kalita who re-emphasized the need to be operationally prepared round the clock for any contingency developing along the Northern borders and the importance of Atmanirbhar Bharat.

Overall the seminar addressed critical issues at the operational and tactical level including security concerns, capability development measures and military modernization to derive actionable strategies towards further augmenting the security architecture along Northern borders.

The event was attended by over 200 officers of the Indian armed forces on location and many more on virtual platforms.

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