Introduction by
Dr. Manoj Joshi 
Distinguished Fellow 
Observer Research Foundation 

Presentation by
Mr. Mohan Guruswamy (from New Delhi via Skype) 
Senior Fellow, South Asia Center 
Atlantic Council 

Mr. Shuja Nawaz (from Washington DC via Skype) 
Director, South Asia Center 
Atlantic Council 

With commentary from
Amb. Sharat Sabharwal 
Former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan 

Please join the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center and the Observer Research Foundation for the New Delhi launch of an Atlantic Council report entitled "India-Pakistan: The Opportunity Cost of  Conflict."

New pro-development and business leadership in India and Pakistan present the opportunity to change the narrative of conflict between the two countries. Over the course of sixty-six years, India and Pakistan have continued an implacable rivalry marked by periodic wars and hostilities, and invested heavily in the acquisition of new and more lethal weapons systems. Yet increased spending has not brought foolproof security to either country, but instead has pulled resources from much-needed economic development in Pakistan and social investment in India, among other things. What are both India and Pakistan foregoing in terms of economic development and social progress by continuing their military hostility and engaging in periodic conflict? The report reviews this historic rivalry and makes recommendations for greater confidence building between the two countries. The speakers will engage in a discussion about the report's recommendations with an audience in Islamabad.   


DATE:        Tuesday, June 24, 2014  

TIME:          6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. IST 

LOCATION: Observer Research Foundation 
                      20, Rouse Avenue Institutional Area,  
                     New Delhi - 110 002, India 

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