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NOTE: Event time shown is UK time. It is 5:30 p.m IST, 8:00 a.m U.S. Eastern

IIT UK Alumni association, in collaboration with IIM UK alumni brings you an interesting discussion on a time relevant topic.

With events in Afghanistan, a new administration in the US and the ever increasing power flexing by China, this topic is one that concerns all of us.

We have a couple of strategic thinkers on the topic to share their views, be challenged and debate where India is and what its options are.


Panellists: Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd.) and Dr. Mohan Guruswamy
Moderators: Sidin Vadukut and Lalatendu Dash

1. Welcome  – Shankar (5 mins)
2. Introductions. – Lala (5 mins)
3. Opening – Sidin  (5 mins)
4. Admiral Prakash to speak on the topic (10 mins)
5. Dr. Guruswamy to speak on the topic (10 mins)
6. Sidin to lead the conversation for next (45 mins)
7. Questions from the audience till close.

The event is free to join but registration is mandatory.

Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd.) (PVSM, AVSM, VrC, VSM)


Admiral Arun Prakash is a former Chief of Naval Staff in the Indian Navy.

An alumnus of the prestigious National Defence Academy, Admiral Prakash has extensive experience in commanding various assets in Indian Navy, including the aircraft carrier INS Viraat.

He is a decorated veteran of 1971 Indo-Pak war, receiver of Veer Chakra gallantry award.

Admiral Arun writes & speaks on strategic & maritime affairs.

Dr. Mohan Guruswamy

mohan guruswamy

Dr. Mohan Guruswamy is a writer, scholar and policy analyst on economic and security affairs pertaining to South-Asia in general and India in particular.

An alumnus of Harvard University where he studied Public Policy and Management, he has held various senior positions across government and Industry.

Mohan  specializes in Indo-Chinese matters. Author of acclaimed books – “India China Relations: The Border Issue and Beyond” and “Chasing the Dragon: Will India Catch-up with China”.

Moderator: Kabir Taneja.

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Kabir Taneja is a Fellow with Strategic Studies programme at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi. His research focuses on India’s relations with West Asia, specifically looking at the domestic political dynamics, terrorism, non-state militant actors and the general security paradigm of the region.

Kabir has written extensively in The New York Times, The Hindu, Suddeutsche Zeitung, The Huffington Post, Politico, Quartz, The Wire, among others.


  1. BK Gurtu
    8th October 2021 @ 9:40 am

    I am an alumni of IITB


    13th October 2021 @ 5:08 pm

    Hope you will be joining on Saturday


  3. Sanjay Mukherjee
    15th October 2021 @ 9:07 am

    This is a contemporary topic to discuss


    15th October 2021 @ 3:22 pm

    I am an Alumni of IITR.


  5. Sarala T Iyer
    16th October 2021 @ 2:28 pm

    Great topic


  6. Neep H Neep H
    16th October 2021 @ 4:52 pm

    What is the zoom link to get access to the event?


  7. Ala' A Ala' A
    16th October 2021 @ 5:02 pm

    hello, It was unfortunate because I had it planned at the incorrect time in my calendar.
    When will the recording be available?


    16th October 2021 @ 7:35 pm

    The video is available on Facebook at Comments welcome.


    17th October 2021 @ 6:43 pm

    • Create one website window for all the industrialists, small-scale entrepreneurs (To solve any kind of manufacturing items or business concern) and this matter must be direct to IIT, IIM professors, and other eminent Economist/Scientists to resolve this issue at the earliest convenience.

    Now it’s high time that the Indian government must stop using all Chinese goods with immediate effect. We have got excellent engineers from IIT and India has skilled workmanship I strongly advise to train youngsters properly to make all electronic goods and other machinery at a reasonable price and in best quality than china. Make compulsory subject to make electronic items starting from school as European Union and other nation does. This would help Indian citizens to get jobs and improve our Indian economy. Please boycott Chinese goods permanently as china has voted against India in United Nation on the question of terrorism and has supported Pakistan openly. Every citizen of India should do it in the National interest. You may also join. Your small step will become a movement.
    • Very Soon Industrialist Like Ratan Tata, Ambani, Mahindra, Birla, Godrej must manufacture all the items in India in order to boycott permanently all the chinese items such as electronic items like Mobile phones, Computer, Laptop, Textile machines, Silk made clothing, chemical products.
    • Indian government must start giving training to all the poor people starting from teenagers regarding all electronic made items, Machines, welding, and the rest of the essential things. In the future, we must rule the world and not depend on other nations.
    • Indian government must make obligatory to provide training to all students in the college, schools pertaining to all electronic made items rather than to depend on other nations like china.
    • We could ask China to temporarily start its own factory in India so that we can impose huge taxes on all its goods and we could get employment in India. In the end Soonly, we could establish our own Indian-made products in a couple of years then we shall ban all Chinese products, and then India might not be dependent on any other country regarding the production of any items. I am sure this step would help us.


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