December 18, 2017

Date:

December 18, 2017

Central Venue:

Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, New Delhi (India)

Registration

Online for Multiple Location

Key Agenda

India Russia Educational Cooperation

Conference Information

India and Russia have shared cordial relations from past 70 years and this causes for a celebration. Having completed 70 years of diplomatic relations, India and Russia are going to celebrate their 70th anniversary and this is not just meant to celebrate but also engage in a serious discussion about how the relations between the countries can be made better in the coming time.

A student conference is being organized by Ministry of External Affairs, India. The conference is basically aimed at providing guidance about studies to students of India and Russia.

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Event Flow

11:00

Inaugural: India Russia Educational Cooperation

The inauguration ceremony will begin after the arrival of the guests.

12:00

Tea Break

13:00

Indian students studying in Russia: opportunities and challenges

The Delegates will present the opportunities and challenges. They will also put lights on future prospects.

14:00

Lunch

15:00

Russian students studying in India: opportunities and challenges

The Delegates will present the opportunities and challenges. They will also put lights on future prospects.

16:00

Tea Break

17:00

Conclusion: Way Forward

The officials of top Russian and Indian universities will discuss the means of development of cooperation in the field of higher education.

18:00

End

11:00

Inaugural: India Russia Educational Cooperation

The inauguration ceremony will begin after the arrival of the guests.

12:00

Tea Break

13:00

Indian students studying in Russia: opportunities and challenges

The Delegates will present the opportunities and challenges. They will also put lights on future prospects.

14:00

Lunch

15:00

Russian students studying in India: opportunities and challenges

The Delegates will present the opportunities and challenges. They will also put lights on future prospects.

16:00

Tea Break

17:00

Conclusion: Way Forward

The officials of top Russian and Indian universities will discuss the means of development of cooperation in the field of higher education.

18:00

End

10:30

Inaugural: India Russia Educational Cooperation

The inauguration ceremony will begin after the arrival of the guests.

11:30

Tea Break

12:30

Indian students studying in Russia: opportunities and challenges

The Delegates will present the opportunities and challenges. They will also put lights on future prospects.

13:30

Lunch

14:30

Russian students studying in India: opportunities and challenges

The Delegates will present the opportunities and challenges. They will also put lights on future prospects.

15:30

Tea Break

16:30

Conclusion: Way Forward

The officials of top Russian and Indian universities will discuss the means of development of cooperation in the field of higher education.

17:30

End

8:30

Inaugural: India Russia Educational Cooperation

The inauguration ceremony will begin after the arrival of the guests.

9:30

Tea Break

10:30

Indian students studying in Russia: opportunities and challenges

The Delegates will present the opportunities and challenges. They will also put lights on future prospects.

11:30

Lunch

12:30

Russian students studying in India: opportunities and challenges

The Delegates will present the opportunities and challenges. They will also put lights on future prospects.

13:30

Tea Break

14:30

Conclusion: Way Forward

The officials of top Russian and Indian universities will discuss the means of development of cooperation in the field of higher education.

15:30

End

8:30

Inaugural: India Russia Educational Cooperation

The inauguration ceremony will begin after the arrival of the guests.

9:30

Tea Break

10:30

Indian students studying in Russia: opportunities and challenges

The Delegates will present the opportunities and challenges. They will also put lights on future prospects.

11:30

Lunch

12:30

Russian students studying in India: opportunities and challenges

The Delegates will present the opportunities and challenges. They will also put lights on future prospects.

13:30

Tea Break

14:30

Conclusion: Way Forward

The officials of top Russian and Indian universities will discuss the means of development of cooperation in the field of higher education.

15:30

End

An Overview

2017 is a special year for India and Russia. These two countries have completed and celebrated 70 years of cordial diplomatic relations. From the past 70 years, these relations have always been, even in the most complicated times, characterized by the spirit of true friendship and full cooperation.

On the 70th anniversary, India and Russia have not just decided to celebrate, but also discuss how the political relations could (and should) develop between the countries in the upcoming decades.

Accordingly, an event has been planned to carry out a conference to deliberate on the political relations between these countries. This event will be held in India and Russia using web conferencing technology that will enable interaction among around 500 delegates with distinguished speakers.

This Conference will offer a variety of academic experiences and challenges, including briefings from professionals and collaborative learning with peers.

The conference is a joint effort of Rus Education, Russian Center of Science & Culture and Government of India. These organizations are a part of an intricately connected ecosystem of networks and relationships, and invite wide-ranging participation and input in the development and delivery of the conference program. It is basically a two-way approach to achieve what is targeted.

India-Russia Relations

Russia has been a longstanding and time-tried accomplice for India. Improvement of India-Russia relations has been a key backbone of India's foreign policy. Since the signing of "Revelation on the India-Russia Strategic Partnership" in October 2000 (amid the visit of Russian President H.E. Mr. Vladimir Putin to India), India-Russia ties have gained a subjectively new character with upgraded levels of participation in every aspect of the reciprocal relationship including political, security, exchange and economy, defence, science and innovation, and culture. Under the Strategic Partnership, a few organized exchange components work at both political and authority levels to guarantee standard collaboration and follow up on participation exercises. Amid the visit of the Russian President to India in December 2010, the Strategic Partnership was lifted to the level of a "Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership."

Beginning of Ties

Indo-Russian relations took root shortly before India’s Independence but began to blossom only in the 1960s and 1970s. In the present time, the relationship has developed to a degree that it can be characterized as “time-tested”. Over the past several decades, and particularly at the time of the Soviet Union, Indo-Russian relations had been marked by a high degree of political and strategic trust.

Military Relations

The two nations' military-specialized collaboration, in the meantime, has demonstrated uncommon levels of profundity throughout the years. For one, Russia has given India whole generation lines on military stages – from flying machine to tanks. The improvement of the Indian Navy, especially of the submarine armada, has been fundamentally upgraded through Russian collaboration. In the 1980s, the then-extraordinary rent of an atomic controlled submarine by the Soviet Union to India filled in as an indication of the interesting key confide in shared by the two nations.

Defence Cooperation

India has longstanding and boundless collaboration with Russia in the field of security and defence. India-Russia military specialized participation has developed from a purchaser - merchant structure to one including joint research, improvement, and generation of cutting-edge barrier innovations and frameworks. The two nations additionally hold trades and preparing practices between their military every year. The joint military exercise "Indra 2016" was held in the Ussuriysk District in Vladivostok from 22 September - 02 October 2016. The yearly respective maritime exercise "Indra – Navy" occurred off the shore of Vishakhapatnam from 14-21 December 2016.

Diplomatic Relations

Conciliatory relations between the USSR and India were built up even before India authoritatively broadcasted freedom, and precisely one year after Winston Churchill's famous Iron Curtain discourse in Fulton began the Cold War. The worldwide standoff between two camps decided the idea of worldwide approach for quite a few years, including the particularities of Soviet-Indian relations. India, which ended up noticeably one of the originators and the perceived pioneer of the Non-Aligned Movement, was dependably observed as a dedicated partner in the battle against world dominion. What's more, the USSR, which had difficult issues with its relations with China in the 70s, was seen in India as a power that could contain Peking's expansionist desire, and subsequently turned into a characteristic partner.

The strong diplomatic relationship between India and Russia is based on five pillars:

  1. Similar political and strategic perceptions of the world
  2. Intensive military-technical cooperation
  3. Strong economic bonds
  4. Deep ties in science and technology
  5. People-to-people and cultural links

Conventionally, the Indo-Russian strategic bond has been built on five major constituents:

  • Politics
  • Defense
  • Civil nuclear energy
  • Anti-terrorism co-operation
  • Space

These five major components were highlighted in a speech given by former Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai in Russia. However, in recent years a sixth component, economy, has grown tremendously, thus giving good opportunities to the citizens of both the countries. To strengthen this bond, both countries are looking forward to developing a free trade agreement. Bilateral trade between both countries in 2012 grew by over 24%.

India and Russia faithfully team up on issues of shared national scheming incorporating at the UN, BRICS, G20 and SCO where India has onlooker status and has been requested by Russia to turn into a full member. Russia additionally firmly bolsters India getting a changeless seat on the United Nations Security Council. What's more, Russia has vocally supported India joining the NSG and APEC. Additionally, it has likewise communicated enthusiasm for joining SAARC with onlooker status in which India is a founding member.

Educational Relations

There are approximately 4,500 Indian students enrolled in various medical and technical institutions in the Russian Federation. This figure is gradually increasing as each year more and more number of students show interest in getting admission in Russia. About 90% of them pursue medical studies in about 20 universities/institutions across Russia. The students of India and Russia exchange publication and teaching materials as the syllabus in both the countries is based on international standards. Apart from this, various joint research activities are planned by the two countries at regular intervals to promote healthy interaction of ideas among the students.

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