South Asia Regional Seminar on HCoC in Sri Lanka

15 January 2019

On 15 January 2019, the FRS organised a regional outreach seminar in Colombo entitled « Dealing with the Missile Threat in South Asia ».

AGENDA

WELCOMING REMARKS 

  • Dr Xavier PASCO, Director, FRS
  • Amb. Jacek BYLICA, Special Envoy for Disarmament and Non-proliferation, European External Action Service, Brussels
  • Maj. General D.A.R. RANAWAKA, Military liaison Officer, Ministry of Defence Sri Lanka

 

I/ THE HCoC: A KEY INSTRUMENT TO PROMOTE CONFIDENCE IN THE FIELD OF WMD DELIVERY VEHICLES 

MODERATOR:

  • Asanga ABEYGOONESEKARA, Director, INSSSL

 

PRESENTERS:

  • Amb. Ann-Sofie NILSSON, Ambassador for Disarmament and Non-proliferation, MFA, Sweden, HCoC Chair
  • Amb. Thomas HAJNOCZI, Director for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, MFA, Austria
  • Emmanuelle MAITRE, Research Fellow, FRS

 

KEY ISSUES:

  • Contribution of the Code to international security
  • Being a Subscribing State: commitments and benefits
  • Participating in international security: feedback from a Subscribing State
  • Day-to-day implementation of the Code

 

II/ DRIVERS & IMPACTS OF MISSILE DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH ASIA  

MODERATOR:

  • Dr. Xavier PASCO, Director, FRS

 

PRESENTERS:

  • Amb. Zamir AKRAM, Former Permanent Representative in Geneva, MFA, Pakistan
  • Ajey LELE, Senior Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
  • Sitara NOOR, Director, STRATPOL Consultancy

 

KEY ISSUES:

  • Drivers of the development of missile arsenals in South Asia
  • Missile proliferation and security issues for the region
  • Challenges and relevance of the Code for South Asian States

 

 

III/ CBMs & NON-PROLIFERATION: WHAT RELEVANCE IN THE SOUTH ASIAN CONTEXT? 

MODERATOR:

  • Emmanuelle MAITRE, Research Fellow, FRS

 

PRESENTERS:

  • Malinda MEEGODA, Research Associate, Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute
  • Aleksander MICIC, Deputy to the Director, UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD)
  • Sam RAJIV, Research Associate, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

 

KEY ISSUES:

  • Non-proliferation and disarmament: perspectives and priorities from South Asia
  • Missile proliferation dynamics and role of CBMs
  • Relevance of CBMs in the South Asian context

 

IV/ CBMs AS A TOOL TO PROMOTE SPACE DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH ASIA

MODERATOR:

  • Asra HASSAN, Advisor, Muslim Youth University

 

PRESENTERS:

  • Dr. Xavier PASCO, Director, FRS
  • Dr. Bharath GOPALASWAMY, Director, South Asia Center, Atlantic Council
  • Dr. Rajeswari Pillai RAJAGOPALAN, Distinguished Fellow & Head, Nuclear & Space Policy Initiative, Observer Research Foundation

 

KEY ISSUES:

  • Convergences and divergences between civilian and military technologies: the case of launchers
  • Promoting transparency in space development: the potential growth of the space sector in South Asia and the impact of the Code

 

CONCLUDING REMARKS 

  • Dr. Xavier PASCO, Director, FRS
  • Jacek BYLICA, Special Envoy for Disarmament and Non-proliferation, European External Action Service, Brussels
  • Asanga ABEYGOONESEKARA, Director, INSSSL
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