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CPPR TOWNHALL on SAGAR, Sagarmala & The Seaports of India: Maritime Big Push Approach in the Indo-Pacific | CPPR TOWNHALL SERIES Ep 8

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CPPR TOWNHALL on SAGAR, Sagarmala & The Seaports of India: Maritime Big Push Approach in the Indo-Pacific | CPPR TOWNHALL SERIES Ep 8

Date: 21 January 2022
Time: 4pm to 5pm

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SAGARSagarmala and Seaports represent a maritime ‘Triple S’ Growth Triangle prospect for IndiaSAGAR stands for ‘Security & Growth for All’- India‘s inclusive maritime growth and foreign policy vision. While SAGAR is seeking a climate of cooperation and inclusive growth among littorals, Sagarmala is India’s latest and most ambitious maritime Big Push modernisation programme India has ever experienced. Seaports are gateways to the world. They facilitate wealth and influence transportation and international strategic linkage. Countries that have consolidated on their ‘Triple S’ corridor have become economically prosperous and politically influential. 
IndoPacific being the most contested global maritime strategic space today, several countries in the region including India are revisiting their ‘Triple S’ assets towards economic prospect and strategic vision. It is in this context and background, this lecture shall look at India‘s ‘Triple S’ journey and its prospects and limitations.
Dr RP Pradhan
Dr RP Pradhan is an Associate Professor at the Dept. of Humanities & Social Sciences, BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus. He is a PhD in International Relations and largely works on Political Economy. His current teaching and research focus involves International Relations; Migration & Labour Market; International Trade & Development; Development Economics; Maritime Studies & Blue Economy. Prof. Pradhan received the Roghelio Sinan Appreciation Award from the Embassy of Panama in 1997 and had served as an Expert Member for the Commonwealth Fellowship for Economics during 2006-10. He was Trustee (Governing Board Member) at the International Centre, Goa (ICG) for four years (2006-10), and has completed two ICSSR Major Projects. Apart from his publications and editorial responsibilities, Prof. Pradhan has delivered several invited lectures abroad in several European Universities and South East Asian Universities.
Dr Vijay Sakhuja
Dr Vijay Sakhuja is former Director, National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi. A former Indian Navy officer, Vijay Sakhuja received MPhil and PhD degrees from the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. He has published over 40 books, edited volumes and monographs, and specializes in issues of national security and public policy, particularly in the context of ocean affairs, geopolitics, Climate Change, Arctic, Blue Economy and 4th Industrial Revolution Technologies. He has been on the research faculty of institutions like RSIS, ICWA, ORF and IDSA and is currently associated with Cambodia Institute for Cooperation and Peace, The Peninsula Foundation, India Strategic and Kalinga Foundation.
Dr Vijay Sakhuja is a member of the international editorial board of Journal of Indian Ocean Region (Taylor & Francis) and Journal of Greater Mekong Studies. He regularly teaches and lectures at defence and civil universities and colleges in India and overseas.