Workshop: Preserving Military Stability in Southern Asia

Organized by

 Centro di Cultura Scientifica, “Alessandro Volta”, Landau Network – Centro Volta (LNCV), Como, Italy

In collaboration with

Directorate General for Asia, Oceania, the Pacific and Antarctica,

Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

On January 10, 2011, Director General SASSI, Dr. Maria Sultan attended the International Seminar and Roundtable on “Preserving Military Stability in Southern Asia: Regional Dynamics and Extra-Regional Influences” organized by Centro di Cultura Scientifica, “Alessandro Volta”, Landau Network – Centro Volta (LNCV), Como, Italy, in collaboration with Directorate General for Asia, Oceania, the Pacific and Antarctica, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Round Table addressed the following key questions from each national perspective:

  • What are the key geo-strategic challenges inSouthern Asiatoday?
  • How are the national military capabilities—conventional and nuclear—of the key Southern Asian states intended to resolve these strategic challenges?
  • How do the emerging military capabilities in the three regional states mitigate or exacerbate the problems of regional stability?
  • What role can non-Southern Asian states play in aiding regional stability?

Each of these four questions were addressed from Chinese, Indian, and Pakistani perspective.