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Indian-Israeli Strategic Dialogue

January 22, 2014

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On Wednesday, January 22, the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies conducted a joint strategic dialogue with IDSA of India.

The event was supported by the Peretz and Shiendel Sherman Strategic Dialogues Program.

Concept Note


13th IDSA-BESA Bilateral Dialogue

 22 January 2014

Evolving Political and Security Dynamics in the Region: Implications for India and Israel

0930-1000h:   Registration

1000-11045h: Inaugural Session

Welcome Address by DG IDSA

Opening Remarks by Director BESA

Keynote Address by JS (WANA), MEA, Government of India (tbc)

Special address by Mr. Yahel Vilan; Deputy Chief of Mission/Charge de’ Affairs to India.

1045-1115h:   Tea Break

1115-1300h:   Session 1: Round Table on Evolving Global Strategic Environment in South and West Asia

                        Chair: Amb SK Bhutani       

Dr Arvind Gupta, IDSA (China and Central Asia)

Dr. Ashok Behuria, IDSA (Af-Pak Region)

Ms Shebonti Ray Dadwal, IDSA (Energy Issues)

Prof Eytan Gilboa, BESA

Prof Efraim Inbar, BESA


1300-1400h:   Lunch


1400-1600h:   Session 2: Evolving Political and Security Dynamics in the West Asian Region

Evolving Political and Security Dynamics in the West Asian Region

Chair: Prof Efraim Inbar, BESA

Indian Perspective by Rajeev Agarwal, IDSA

Israeli Perspective by Prof Joshua Teitelbaum, BESA

Iran’s Nuclear Issue and its Impact on the Region

Dr Rajiv Nayan, IDSA

Dr Uzi Rubin, BESA


1600-1615h:   Tea Break


1615-1730h:   Session 3: India-Israel Bilateral Relations: Challenges and Opportunities

Chair: Brig Rumel Dahiya (Retired), DDG IDSA

S Samuel C Rajiv, IDSA

Prof Efraim Inbar, BESA


Closing Remarks


January 22, 2014


The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies


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New Delhi, 110 010 India
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