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Release of IPCS Task Force Reports
27 July 2012,1400-1730hrs

IPCS Task Force Reports' Release - India's Nuclear Doctrine: An Alternative Blueprint and Trans-Himalayan Trade and Development 2020: Looking Beyond Nathu La


1400-1530 hrs: India's Nuclear Doctrine: An Alternative Blueprint
Discussants: Amb Sheel Kant Sharma & Dr Bharat Karnad

1545-1715 hrs: Trans-Himalayan Trade and Development 2020: Looking Beyond Nathu La

Release & Introductory Remarks by Shri V Kishore Chandra Deo (Honourable Union Cabinet Minister, Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj) & Prof Saugata Roy (Honourable Minister of State for Urban Development)

Discussants: Mr BG Vergheese & Mr Pema Wangchuk


IPCS Task Force Release in Media:

Rising Kashmir
Saturday, 28 July 2012

Remove inner line permits, revive old routes: IPCS study

A Task Force constituted by the Institute of Peace Conflict Studies (IPCS), has recommended a three-tier approach at three levels to improve trade and development along the Himalayan states starting from J&K to India’s Northeast.

Titled ‘Trans-Himalayan Trade and Development 2020: Looking Beyond Nathu La’, the report of the Task Force has recommended that the state and Union governments should build the infrastructure within and between the states, and with the border countries, and with China.

Minister V. Kishore Chandra Deo, releasing the report, admitting several lacunae in the formulation of policy regarding border states and border trade, opined that the Task Force report goes a long way in bridging the gaps therein. He particularly commended the report’s recommendation to promote medical tourism.

Prof Saugata Roy, another Union Minister, who jointly released the report also commended the report for having several pragmatic suggestions.



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