The India Study Centre (ISC) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) organized a strategic virtual dialogue titled “Challenges to Peace and Security in South Asia” between the Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies (MISIS) and ISSI on 14th October 2020. The webinar aimed at analyzing the current geo-political and geostrategic environment of South Asia and to exploring how Pakistan and Myanmar could play their roles to promote peace in the region. The dialogue further looked into the current standoff between India and China and how it has impacted the strategic calculus of South Asia.
While moderating the event, Dr. Saif Malik, Director ISC, welcomed the panellists and explained regional strategic dynamics. Highlighting the conflicts between India and its neighbours, Dr. Saif stated that the complexity of these threats pose great risk to both regional and international peace. He further mentioned that India’s aggressiveness towards its neighbours has adversely affected the security balance of the region. In this milieu, the economic potential of South Asia has made it even more significant at global level.