The 2023 programme of the SIOb will be devoted to analysing the Indo-Pacific from an Indian and Spanish perspective, including challenges ahead and opportunities for partnership
Professor Raja Mohan gave a keynote speech about “Europe and the Indo-Pacific: A vision from India” on the occasion of the launching of the Spain-India Observatory (SIOb) and the presentation of its 2023 programme in the headquarters of Fundación Ramón Areces, Madrid, on December 14th, 2022. Professor Mohan’s agenda in Madrid included a keynote speech on “Europe and the Indo-Pacific: A Vision from India” and a working meeting with representatives from Spanish think tanks and experts on Asia, both held at the headquarters of the Fundación Ramón Areces, followed by dialogues with students on “Priorities and Future Challenges for Indian Foreign Policy” at IE University and on “India's Role in the Challenging Balance of Power of the Indo-Pacific” at the Diplomatic School of Spain. Among the institutions and entities represented at the several activities organised were: Acciona; Aspen Institute España; Casa Asia; Casa de la India; CIDOB; Embassy of India in Spain; Escuela Diplomática; European Union Institute for Security Studies; Fundación Alternativas; Fundación Ramón Areces; IE University; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation; Observatorio de las Ideas; Real Instituto Elcano; SEPIE; Spain-India Council Foundation; Spanish Institute for Strategic Studies; Universidad de Valladolid.
As an introductory document to the 2023 Indo-Pacific year, this Concept Paper aims to put forward the main facts, ideas and lines of analysis surrounding the joint participation of Spain and India in the Indo-Pacific that will be developed in-depth in concept papers to follow.
A slightly edited transcript of the keynote speech addressed by Professor Raja Mohan on the occasion of the launch of the Spain-India Observatory (SIOb) on December 14th, 2022, at Fundación Ramón Areces, Madrid.
This paper puts forward the main conclusions based on the lines of analysis and ideas shared by Professor Raja Mohan during his agenda in Madrid.