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Strategic Affairs Roundtable – “Indo-Pacific, IORA and the Maritime Challenges”

About this event

    • 1 hour 30 minutes

    • Mobile eTicket

Date: Saturday, July 1st, 2023

Time: 10.00 AM EST (Washington D.C.) | 7:30 PM IST
(New Delhi)

Location: Online

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You are cordially invited to Strategic Affairs Round Table 
Indo-Pacific, IORA and the Maritime Challenges; Saturday, July 1st, 2023, 10.00 AM EST; 7:30 PM IST 

Distinguished Panelists 
Ambassador Anil Trigunayat
Mr. Sato Yoichiro
Commodore (Retd) R Seshadri Vasan

Dr. A. Adityanjee, President 
Council for Strategic Affairs

About the Lecture 

About the Distinguished Panelists 

Ambassador Anil Trigunayat

Ambassador Anil Trigunayat has been a professional Indian Diplomat for over three decades serving India’s national interests across continents from Asia to Africa to Europe and Americas including Russia and USA . Prior to his superannuation in 2016 he served as India’s Ambassador to Jordan, Libya and Malta. He has studied in Agra, Kumaon and Jawahar Lal Nehru University . He also did research work at Oxford University on “WTO and Regional Trading Blocs”. He is a regular commentator on foreign affairs and a prolific writer. Currently apart from his association with various Think Tanks, Strategy Groups and Chambers of Commerce & Industries in India and abroad, he is a Distinguished Fellow with prestigious Vivekananda International Foundation , heading their West Asia Experts Group. His key areas of interest include West Asia, Africa, and Russia and serving India’s interests in conflict zones. Recently Government has appointed him as an Independent Director on the Board of WAPCOS a mini- Ratna Government Company. He is a Peace Ambassador with Unity Earth, Australia as well as a Rotarian serving the society to the extent possible. Apart from penning hundreds of articles , opinion pieces and commentaries on foreign policy issues in leading magazines and news papers he has recently edited a celebrated BOOK on “ Evolving Security Dynamic in West Asia and India’s challenges “ published by VIF and Pentagon Press and available on Amazon.

Mr. Sato Yoichiro

Professor Yoichiro Sato holds a BA (Law) from Keio University, MA (International Studies) from University of South Carolina, and Ph.D (Political Science) from University of Hawaii, and is currently at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University. Previously, he has also taught at the U.S. Department of Defense’s Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies and Auckland University (New Zealand) and has been a visiting professor at multiple institutions. His more than ten published books include The U.S.-Japan Security Alliance (co-edited with Takashi Inoguchi and G. John Ikenberry, Palgrave, 2011), Regional Institutions, Geopolitics and Economics in the Asia Pacific (co-edited with Steve Rothman and Utpal Vyas, Routledge, 2017), and Re-Rising Japan (co-edited with Hidekazu Sakai, Peter Lang, 2017). His commentaries have appeared in various global media, including Time, Newsweek, Al Jazeera, Agence Presse Francais, and Nikkei Asian Review.

Commodore (Retd) R Seshadri Vasan

A naval officer with combined distinguished experience of 34 years from Navy and the Coast Guard which includes, staff, command and instructional appointments. To name a few, the appointments include Regional Commander of the Coast Guard Region East, Chief Staff Officer Operations of the Southern Naval Command, Commanding Officer of two naval air stations, a naval air squadron, war ships etc., 

More than nine years of think tank experience. Working in the field of Strategy and Security, International relations with a view to contribute to the understanding of these issues as well as to provide policy alternatives to stake holders of any description.

Specialties: Maritime and Naval Aviation back ground , conferences, seminars, conducting workshops in areas indicated, writing for print media. etc.

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