The South Asia region, home to more than a quarter of humanity, remains a critical geopolitical region. 75 years post partition, India and Pakistan remain at odds on many issues. The two countries share linguistic, cultural, geographical and economic links, but due to political and historical reasons, their relations remain complex. Over the past several decades, the tensions and rivalry between the two nuclear powers have mounted, amidst the influence and power plays between the United States, Russia and China. The GCSP, as a leading security policy actor, took the opportunity to invite three former intelligence chiefs from India and Pakistan, to discuss and explore with them opportunities of cooperation on regional challenges amidst geopolitical turmoil and a degrading security landscape.
- Lt. Gen. Asad Durrani, Retired general in the Pakistani Army and former Director General of the Pakistani army's Military intelligence
- Mr Amarjit Singh Dulat, Retired head of the Indian External Intelligence Agency
- Br. Gen. Saad Muhammad, Retired Brigadier from the Pakistani Army and former Pakistan's defence attache to Kabul
- Mr Tony Antoury, Project officer, Diplomatic dialogue, GCSP