Council for Strategic Affairs

Council for Strategic Affairs

Strategic Affairs Roundtable – “QATAR: Strategic Outreach of a Tiny State”

About this event

    • 1 hour 30 minutes

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Date: Saturday, November 11th, 2023

Time: 10.00 AM EST (Washington D.C.) | 8:30 PM IST
(New Delhi)

Location: Online

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You are cordially invited to Strategic Affairs Roundtable  
QATAR: Strategic Outreach of a Tiny State 
Saturday, November 11th, 2023, 10.00 AM EST; 8:30 PM IST 

Distinguished Panelists 
Brigadier Arun Sahgal
Major General Shashi Bhushan Asthana
Ambassador Kanwal Sibal

Dr. A. Adityanjee, President 
Council for Strategic Affairs

About the Lecture 

About the Distinguished Panelists 

Brigadier Arun Sahgal
Brig. Arun Sahgal (Retd) is Senior Research Fellow at Delhi Policy Group; An Executive Director for the Forum for Strategic Initiative, and Joint Director of Net Assessment, Technology, and Simulation at the Institute of National Security Studies in New Delhi and Founding Director of the Indian Net Assessment Directorate, created to assess long-term strategy. Following a distinguished 36-year career in the Indian Army, he served as Head of the Centre for Strategic Studies and Simulation, and Deputy Director of Research at the United Service Institution of India. He has also served as a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses.

Brigadier Sahgal was a member of the National Task Force on Net Assessment and Simulation, under India’s National Security Council and a consultant with DRDO, and continues to support Council through consultancy assignments. To add, He recently finished a monograph on Strategic Stability in South Asia for Sandia Laboratories, USA. He conducts simulation and strategic games at IDS, the Ministry of Defense, National Defense College, College of Defense Management, and other international clients. He is member of many Track 1.5 and 2 initiatives.

Head of the Center for Strategic Studies and Simulation, United Services Institute of India, and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. His research comprises scenario planning workshops, geopolitical and strategic assessments related to Asian security, and issues concerning nuclear doctrine and strategic stability in South Asia. 

Being an Author has written extensively on Indian relations with China and Central Asia, and conducted net-assessment studies on Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and the Asia-Pacific region. Also, His publications include co-authored books and net assessments for the IDS, Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), and the Indian National Security Council (NSC), among other clients.

Maj. Gen. Shashi Bhushan Asthana
Globally acknowledged Strategic and Security Analyst authored over 400 publications. Veteran Infantry General with 45 years experience at national and varied international fields. Former Director General Infantry in Indian Army. TV commentator, Speaker in various Strategic, Military forums, UN Organisations, Think tanks and Universities. Interviewed by various National and International news channels/newspapers/organisations on strategic, military and UN related subjects. Currently On Governing/Security Council Confederation of Education Excellence CEE, International Organisation of Education Development (IOED), and other UN Organisations. On Advisory Board of Global Advisors Consultants Corporation, member Expert Group Challenges Forum, IOED representative in UN Headquarters, Vienna, Austria. Chief Instructor, USI of India, the oldest think tank of India. Distinguished Expert, Bharat Centre of Canada. Advisor Amity University, Bharat Media LLC, USA.

Ambassador Kanwal Sibal
Ambassador Kanwal Sibal, Former Former Foreign Secretary to GOI, comes with 41 years of diplomatic experience, was India’s Foreign Secretary. He was Ambassador to Turkey, Egypt, France and Russia and DCM in Washington (with rank of ambassador). He has written more than 700 Op-Eds and other articles for major Indian and foreign publications. He has received the Padma Shree award ( 2017) for public service.rat Media LLC, USA.

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