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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, participated 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 examined the security dimension of India-EU relations.

The topic had four sub-themes:

  1. India-EU maritime security and freedom of navigation from the South China Sea and Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean;
  2. India-EU defence cooperation: the role of industry;
  3. Potential and challenges of India-EU space cooperation;
  4. India-EU cooperation on cyber security and data protection.
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For more details on the project please click here.

This paper on India-EU cyber security cooperation is part of the project and has been authored by a Gateway House research team led by Sameer Patil, Fellow, National Security studies. The paper discusses current cyber threats and highlights the differences pose difficulties for the Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement negotiations. It concludes that both sides need to adopt a pragmatic approach towards addressing their cyber security challenges.

You can download the PDF version of this paper, here.

Read the commentary response from Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome, here.

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For more details on the project please click here.

This paper on India-EU defence cooperation is part of the project and has been authored by a Gateway House research team led by Sameer Patil, Fellow, National Security studies. The paper discusses that European defence companies can contribute significantly to India’s military modernisation under the ‘Make in India’ campaign. It concludes that before this can happen they will have to deepen their interactions in the country at the political and strategic levels to identify common areas of interest and understand India’s technological priorities in the sector.

You can download the PDF version of this paper, here.

Read the commentary response from Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome, here.

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This commentary is in response to the paper by Nicola Casarini on ‘Maritime Security and Freedom of Navigation from the South China Sea and Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: Potential and Limits of EU-India Cooperation’.

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This commentary on India-EU maritime cooperation is part of this project and has been authored by Gateway House research team led by Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, Distinguished Fellow, International Security and Maritime Studies. The commentary analyses the flash points in the Indo-Pacific, India’s maritime perspective, implications of China’s ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ and areas in which India and the EU can forge cooperation.

Read the original paper from Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome, here.

You can download the PDF version of this commentary, here.

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This commentary is in response to the paper by Isabelle Sourbès-Verger on EU-India Cooperation on Space and Security’.

For more details on the project please click here.

This commentary on India-EU space cooperation is part of the project and has been authored by Dr. Chaitanya Giri, a ELSI Origins Network Scientist at the Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, and analyses the strengthening of bilateral linkages through regular multi-track dialogues, joint space gaming, techno-economic partnerships and scientific exchanges.

Read the original paper from Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome, here.

You can download the PDF version of this commentary, here. 

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Gateway House hosted a roundtable discussion at Taj President in Mumbai on November 7, 2016, to discuss the findings of the paper, ‘Moving forward the EU-India Security Dialogue: Traditional and emerging issues’.

Speakers and audience included representatives of IAI including General Vincenzo Camporini, Vice-President, IAI, Nicola Casarini, Research Head for Asia, IAI, Stefania Benaglia, Associate Fellow, IAI, as well as members of the larger business, diplomatic and media community from India and Europe.

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On November 21, 2016, Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, Distinguished Fellow, International Security and Maritime Studies, and Sameer Patil, Fellow, National Security, Ethnic Conflict and Terrorism Studies, Gateway House, attended a roundtable discussion hosted by Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in Rome.

Vice Admiral Chopra and Patil were part of panels that discussed the process and findings of the ongoing paper being co-authored with IAI, ‘Moving forward the EU-India Security Dialogue: Traditional and emerging issues’.

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The papers, along with the Mumbai’s and Rome’s debates, informed the joint final report which was presented to policy makers in Brussels on December 9, 2016.

The purpose of this meeting was to present the final findings and the policy recommendations in order to inform and advice policy-makers on practical ways to move the EU-India Security Dialogue forward.

The final presentation was the third of a series of three roundtables organized by Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in partnership with Gateway House, Indian Council on Foreign Relations (GH).

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The findings of the project were presented at a workshop in New Delhi on January 16, 2017, hosted by the EU Delegation in India.

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On October 12, 2017, Neelam Deo, Director, Gateway House, was in Rome where she attended the Istituto Affari Internazionali book launch event, where they launched the final book with the papers and commentaries written by Gateway House.