USI organised a Panel Discussion on “West Asia in Transition : Implications For India” on 16 May 2018 at USI.
Introductory remarks were given by Lt Gen PK Singh, PVSM, AVSM (Retd), Director, USI.
Opening Remarks and Presentation on Iran and the Region : Changing Dynamics and New Challenges were made by Shri Sanjay Singh, IFS (Retd).
Later, Shri Talmiz Ahmad, IFS (Retd) talked on the issues of Saudi Arabia and the Region and The Oil Factor in West Asian Affairs.
Md. Muddassir Quamar, Associate Fellow , IDSA discussed on the issues of Turkey, Israel and the Region and India – Israel Relations.
In the following session, Amb VP Haran, IFS (Retd) talked on the topic The Islamic State and the Civil War in Syria.
In the final session, Vice Adm Satish Soni, PVSM, AVSM, NM (Retd) made a presentation on The Indian Ocean Rim Dynamics and New Challenges.
It was followed by Q&A session.
The Concluding remarks were made by the chair Shri Sanjay Singh, IFS (Retd).