Pranay Kotasthane, Fellow with Takshashila’s Geostrategy Programme, participated in a panel discussion on ‘India’s Expanding Multilateral Footprint: Balancing Global & National Interests’ held as part of the Young Thinker’s Conference organised by the British Deputy High Commission and Indian School of Business, Mohali in Chandigarh on 27th October 2017.
On the topic of India’s multilateral footprint, Pranay said that: The interests of a multi-ethnic, plural, multi-religious, liberal, young, and large Indian republic overlap significantly with what constitutes the larger global interest. So, upholding the Indian national interest is itself in the global interest. And the Indian republic needs an expanded footprint through bilateralism, plurilateralism, multilateralism — all of it.
The other members on the panel were: Ambassador Asoke Kumar Mukerji, Manish Tewari (National Spokesperson INC, Former Information & Broadcasting Minister, Government of India), Professor Prajapati Trivedi (Former Secretary, Government of India; Senior Fellow & Professor at ISB) and Rishi Suri (Senior Editor, International Affairs, The Daily Milap).
The Young Thinkers’ Conference is the British High Commission’s flagship foreign and security policy conference, which brings together the best and brightest experts and young thinkers to discuss a range of issues.
For more details, visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/young-thinkers-conference-2017-comes-to-chandigarh