STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: The Department of Political Science, University of Jammu, organized two-day national seminar on ‘Changing Dynamics of India’s Foreign Policy’ here on Thursday. Prof Madhu Bhalla, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi and Editor, India Quarterly a journal of Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi delivered keynote address. While delivering the keynote address, Prof Bhalla figured out the Changing Dynamics of India’s Foreign Policy in the light of constantly changing domestic and external environment. She articulated that the contemporary global environment has become more complex as the world has become economically more interdependent and politically decentralization has increased. The keynote speaker also discussed the rise of emerging powers like India, China, Brazil and South Africa on the global forum. While explaining the matrix of great power status, Prof Bhalla stated that India is a rising power that has the status of middle power at the moment. In her speech, she figured out India’s stakes in the SAARC, ASEAN, SCO, WTO and BRICS. She further articulated that India aspires to play a leading role in the Indo-Pacific region and Asia at large. Prof R.D Sharma, Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu, Jammu presided over the inaugural function of the national seminar. He highlighted India’s initiative to construct road along McMohan Line in Arunchal Pradesh to improve the security of India China border. He further stressed upon the role of economic strength and technology for the augmentation of the security. Prof Baljit Singh, Convener of National Seminar highlighted macro and micro changes which have been taking place in India Foreign Policy during the last 27 years ranging from climate change to international political economy and its pre-eminent presence in the Indian Ocean. At the outset of the inaugural session Prof M. Tajuddin, Head Department of Political Science presented welcome address. Ellora Puri, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Jammu proposed the vote of thanks. Prof Kuldip Singh from GNDU, Amritsar, Prof Karori Singh from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Prof K.S Sidhu, Prof Kamal Kinger, Dr. Umrao Siingh from Punjabi University, Patiala, Dr. Mathew Joseph from Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi, Dr J.M Moosa from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Dr. Naseema Akther from University of Kashmir and Dr Jaskaran Singh, Head Department of National Security Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh and Prof. M Tajuddin, HoD Political Science, University of Jammu presented papers on various sub-themes of the national seminar on the Changing Dynamics of India’s Foreign Policy.
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