JAMMU, Jan 25: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Jammu conducted a thought-provoking session by Preeti Saran, IFS (Retd) on “Indian Neighbourhood Policy” at its transit campus in Jammu.
The Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, has taken the initiative to bring ex-Ambassadors to share their views/opinions on contemporary foreign policy themes in a popular lecture series, “Videsh Niti Distinguished Lecture Series,” in collaboration with top universities and academic institutions in India.
The event was graced by Prof B S Sahay, Director, IIM Jammu; Dr Ashish Kumar, Chairperson, Student Affairs; Dr Anuja Akhouri, Chairperson, Corporate Communications and other faculty, officers, staff, and students at the Institute.
Speaking on the occasion, Preeti Saran mentioned the existing foreign policies practiced by India over a period of time. She also cited the need for exercising more care with the neighboring countries in the Asian Continent ranging from China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Indonesia, Nepal, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Thailand, etc.
She stated the importance of synergies between neighboring countries by giving the example of the establishment of the Dabur plant in India as well as Bhutan. Adding further, she also spoke about the various issues that have been in existence and the way India as a country has conducted itself in holding peaceful relations with all its neighboring countries despite the disturbances it faced.
She mentioned the need for handling sensitive issues with neighboring countries with extra care, and attention, along with the need for constant nurturing of relations with them. She also mentioned the need for media and border management to play a vital role in the improvement of relations between neighborhood countries.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof B S Sahay provided an insight into the upcoming G20 Summit where India has assumed the mantle of the Presidency and working together to shape a new paradigm of human-centric globalization.
Dr Ashish Kumar, Chairperson, Student Affairs, IIM Jammu, gave a formal introduction about Preeti Saran.
The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Anuja Akhouri, Chairperson, of Corporate Communications.