3nd Annual Conference: Normalizing India-Pakistan Trade Relations

 

3rd Annual Conference: Normalizing India-Pakistan Trade Relations
2-3rd February, 2015
Longchamp Hall, Taj Mansingh Hotel, New Delhi
The project’s third Annual Conference was held on February 2-3, 2015 at Longchamp Hall at Taj Man Singh Hotel, New Delhi. The keynote address was delivered by Mr. Yashwant Sinha, Former Union Minister for Finance and External Affairs. Mr. Sinha also released the book titled “India-Pakistan Trade- Strengthening Economic Relations”, edited by Dr. Nisha Taneja and Dr. Sanjib Pohit.  A multitude of issues were discussed at the conference, with rigorous sessions on informal trade between Indian and Pakistan, non-tariff barriers in trade, the difficulties and challenges of the visa regime, the role of the media in the India-Pakistan relationship, telecommunication networks and energy cooperation. The Special Address was delivered by Mr. Abdul Basit, Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India. The conference was well-attended by parliamentarians, policy-makers, academics, chambers of commerce representatives and the media.


The Special Address was delivered by Abdul Basit, Pakistan's High Commissioner to India. [Speech]
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2nd Annual Conference: Normalizing India-Pakistan Trade Relations


2nd Annual Conference: Normalizing India-Pakistan Trade Relations
21-22 January, 2014
Silver Oak, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
The project’s second Annual Conference was held from January 21-22, 2013, at Silver Oak, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The Report on the 1st Trade Perception Survey was released by Chief Guest Rajeev Kher, Special Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and G. K. Chadha, President, South Asian University and former Vice-chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi at the conference. The focus of the conference on “Normalizing India-Pakistan Trade Relations” was to discuss issues regarding enhancement of trade between India and Pakistan through trade in following sectors: Agriculture, Automobile, Pharmaceuticals and Energy. The findings of the research studies conducted under the project related to these sectors were also presented and discussed at the conference. The conference was well-attended by parliamentarians, policy-makers, academics, chambers of commerce representatives and the media.
The Special Address was delivered by Ishrat Husain, Dean & Director, IBA and Former Governor, State Bank of Pakistan. [Speech]
The Valedictory Address was delivered by Sujatha Singh (Foreign Secretary, India). [Speech]
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1st Annual Conference: Normalizing India-Pakistan Trade Relations

1st Annual Conference: Normalizing India-Pakistan Trade Relations
14-15 March, 2013
Jacranda I & II, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi 

The project’s first Annual Conference was held on March 14-15, 2013, at Jacaranda-I & II, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The annual conference on Normalizing India-Pakistan Trade Relations brought together academics, industry representatives and policy makers to reflect on the recent trade normalization measures adopted by India and Pakistan and discuss the opportunities and challenges for enhancing trade between our two countries. The findings of the research studies conducted under the project were also presented and discussed at the conference. The two-day conference had a lively exchange of ideas and free discussions on issues affecting bilateral trade. The conference was well-attended by parliamentarians, policy-makers, academics, chambers of commerce representatives and the media.
Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal, Minister for Railways, Government of India delivered the key-note address. [Speech]
A special address was also given by Salman Shah, Former Finance Minister, Pakistan. [Video]
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