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21 July 2016,

Moving forward the EU-India Security Dialogue: Traditional and emerging issues

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Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations, in partnership with Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) – one of Italy’s leading think tanks on international affairs, is participating in the European Union- India Think Tanks Twinning Initiative for the year 2016.

Titled: ‘Moving forward the EU-India Security Dialogue: Traditional and emerging issues’, the project will examine the security dimension of India-EU relations.

It will focus, in particular, on the following subjects:

1. India-EU defence cooperation: the role of the industry.

2. India-EU cooperation on cyber security and data protection;

3. Maritime security and freedom of navigation from the South China Sea and Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean;

4. Potential and challenges of India-EU space cooperation;

You can access all the papers by clicking here.

These four research areas have been selected because of their potential to promote an overarching reflection between the two thinks tanks over the coming years, the goal being to inform and advise policy-makers and businesses on practical ways to move the India-EU Security Dialogue forward.

This project will connect two top think tanks, one based in Rome and the other in Mumbai. The project will include a mix of research work and exchanges, as well as opportunities for experts’ debates at the roundtable expert discussions and presentation to a wider public. The research teams from Gateway House and the IAI for this project will first conduct autonomous research and subsequently exchange discussion papers and provide a commentary on each, thus providing overarching reflections and dialogues.

The research findings will be presented at a roundtable expert discussion and networking dinner which will be held in Mumbai on November 7. The policy papers and debates from the Mumbai expert discussion and networking dinner will become the basis for a seminar in Rome on November 21 and in Brussels thereafter.

Researchers: Sameer Patil (Project Director) and Purvaja Modak (Project Manager)