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VALLEY OF WORDS 2021

New Delhi Schedule

New Delhi - USI

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Day 1
Day 1
Day 1
Introduction: About VoW & MHS
10:00 - 11:00
Dr. Sanjeev Chopra in conversation with Lt Gen PJS Pannu - Valley of Words 2021

Welcome Address
11:10 - 11:30
Major General BK Sharma, Director, USI

Keynote Address
11:30 - 11:45
About Valley of Words & Military History and Strategy with Dr Sanjeev Chopra

Book Launch
11:45 - 12:00
1965: A Western Sunrise – India’s War With Pakistan by Shiv Kunal Verma

Book Launch
12:00 - 12:15
Watershed 1967: India’s Forgotten Victory over China by Probal Dasgupta

Creation of Pakistan
12:15 - 13:00
Construction of Fault Lines: The Salience of Geography

Maj Gen BK Sharma in conversation with Dr Sanjeev Chopra,Shiv Kunal Verma and Aarti Tikoo Singh

Creation of Pakistan
13:05 - 13:50
Construction of Fault Lines: Pakistan - A Garisson State

Creation of Pakistan
13:05 - 13:50
Construction of Fault Lines: Pakistan - A Garisson State

Lt Gen PJS Pannu in conversation with Lt Col Quazi Sajjad Ali Zahir Bir Protik (from Bangladesh) Swadhinata Padak, Padma Shri, Ambassador Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty and Ambassador TCA Raghavan

Creation of Pakistan
14:45 - 15:30
Construction of Fault Lines: Factors Drawing India Into Conflict

Ashish Singh in conversation with Lt Gen Nirbhay Sharma and Lt Gen Arun Sahni

Creation of Pakistan
15:50 - 16:30
Construction of Fault Lines: Bangladesh National Movement and Liberation War

Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia in conversation with Col Sajjad Ali and Ambassador Vikram Doraiswami, Indian HC to Bangladesh

Perceptions
16:45 - 17:30
Western Pakistan’s Designs on East Pakistan: Campaign, Objectives and Strategy

Lt Gen PJS Pannu in conversation with Christine Fair and Ambassador Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty

Perceptions
17:45 - 18:30
India’s Compulsions and Outlook on East Pakistan: Objectives and Strategy

Iqbal Malhotra in conversation with Lt Gen Nirbhay Sharma and Maj Gen Ian Cardozo

Indian Military Operations
18:45 - 19:30
Mukti Bahini & the BSF: Salient Factors in the Liberation of Bangladesh

Shri VK Gaur and Lt Col BB Singh with Dr Sanjeev Chopra (based on VK Gaur’s book Yoon Janma Bangladesh) Chair: LS Bajpai

Indian Military Operations
19:45 - 20:30
Military Lessons of 1971 War

Maj Gen BK Sharma in conversation with Lt Gen V K Ahluwalia and Lt Gen Prakash Menon

Day 2
Day 2
Day 2
Air Operations
11:30 - 11:50
Air War in the West

AVM Manmohan Bahadur in conversation with Jagan Mohan (Unheralded operations by Vampires, 'Texan' Harvard, Canberras and An-12)

Air Operations
11:55 - 12:15
Air War in the East

AVM Manmohan Bahadur in conversation with Air Marshal Harish Masand (Impact of Air Dominance in the East)

Air Operations
12:20 - 12:40
Experience of First Heliborne Operation

Sqn Ldr Rana Chinna in conversation with Sqn Ldr Pushp Vaid, VrC

Naval Operations
13:00 - 13:45
Beyond Naval Blockade

Sandeep Unnithan in conversation with Admiral Anup Singh

Naval Operations
13:50 - 14:20
Understanding Warfare in International Waters

Sandeep Unnithan in conversation with Admiral Shekhar Sinha

Diplomacy and Statecraft
14:50 - 15:30
India's Global Image and Responses

Probal Dasgupta and Ambassador Akbaruddin in conversation with Alok Bansal

Diplomacy and Statecraft
15:40 - 16:10
Perceptions, Information and Media Operations

Lt Gen PJS Pannu in conversation with Sir Mark Tully, Subroto Chattopadhyay and Vishnu Shankar (Editor, TV9 Network)

Managing Future Conflicts
16:30 - 17:10
Role of World and Regional Fora

Ambassador Asoke Mukerji and Maj Gen Dhruv Katoch Moderator: Lt Gen JS Lidder

Managing Future Conflicts
17:30 - 18:20
Deterrence & Conflict Prevention

Lt Gen JS Lidder, Ambassador Asoke Mukerji, Shri Arvind Gupta and Lt Gen Prakash Menon

Stories of Valour with Maroof Raza
18:25 - 18:45

Book Discussion
18:45 - 18:55

Contribution of Indian Cinema in Infusing Patriotism
19:00 - 19:40
Nomination of Bollywood film Border on 1971 War

Lt Gen PJS Pannu and Maroof Raza in conversation with JP Dutta (producer, director, filmmaker)

Valedictory Address
19:45 - 20:15
Valedictory Address by General Bipin Rawat, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, ADC, Chief of Defence Staff

Patriotic Beats from Bollywood
20:20 - 20:50
Nomination of Bollywood film Border on 1971 War

Lt Gen PJS Pannu and Maroof Raza in conversation with JP Dutta (producer, director, filmmaker)

Naval Operations
01:10 - 01:50
Beyond Naval Blockade

Sandeep Unnithan in conversation with Admiral Anup Singh

New Delhi - USI