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Shyam Saran on the authoritative view of India-China relationship

The Hindu On Books

In this episode we are in conversation with the former chairman of the National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) Shyam saran about his new book, How China sees India and the world and the authoritative view of India-China relationship.Two years after the Galwan clashes on June 15-16, 2020, in which at least 20 Indian soldiers and four Chinese soldiers were killed, the government says it has still not ascertained why China amassed its troops in such large numbers at the border. In this episode, author Shyam Saran lists a number of reasons while also delving deep into the historic relationships between the two countries.With dates, events and personality, this book sums up volumes of Chinese history, giving it a very comprehensive and uniquely Indian perspective as well. In this episode of the On Books podcast, we discuss some of the history but most importantly talk about what we can learn from China that will help up deal with this challenge today and in the future. 


1 Jul 2022

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NSC: Understanding ‘How China Sees India and the World’ with Shyam Saran | EPISODE 125

National Security Conversations with Happymon Jacob

For the 125th episode of NSC, Dr. Happymon Jacob hosts a live discussion with Amb. Shyam Saran (India’s Former Foreign Secretary & Author) about his latest book titled, ‘How China Sees India and the World’.


31 May 2022

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'ഇന്ത്യാരാഷ്ട്രം നേരിടുന്ന ഭീഷണി' by Shyam Saran, India's former foreign secretary Dilli Dali 22/2022

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പ്രിയ സുഹൃത്തേ,  'ഹിന്ദു -മുസ്‌ലീം വിഭജനം ഉണ്ടാക്കിയാൽ ഇന്ത്യൻ സമൂഹത്തിലെ വൈജാത്യങ്ങളെല്ലാം ഇല്ലാതായി വിശാല ഹിന്ദു ഐക്യത്തിന് വഴിയൊരുക്കുമെന്ന ചിന്ത തെറ്റാണ്', ഇന്ത്യയുടെ മുൻ വിദേശകാര്യ സെക്രട്ടറിയും മുതിർന്ന സ്വതന്ത്ര ചിന്തകനുമായ ശ്യാം സരൺ പറയുന്നു .  സമീപകാലത്ത് രാജ്യത്തുനടന്ന സംഭവ വികാസങ്ങളുടെ വെളിച്ചത്തിൽ അദ്ദേഹം എഴുതിയ ആഴമുള്ള ലേഖനത്തിൻ്റെ  മലയാള പരിഭാഷയാണിത്. ഇത് ദില്ലി -ദാലിയിൽ അവതരിപ്പിക്കുവാൻ പ്രത്യേക അനുമതി നൽകിയ ശ്യാം സരണിന് നന്ദി രേഖപ്പെടുത്തുന്നു .  ഏതെങ്കിലും ഒരു വിഭജനരേഖയെ ആഴത്തിൽ കുഴിക്കുവാൻ തീരുമാനിച്ചാൽ മറ്റനേകം വ്യത്യസ്ത വിഭജനരേഖകൾ ഇന്ത്യയിൽ പ്രത്യക്ഷപ്പെടും , അരാജകത്വമാകും ഫലം , അദ്ദേഹം പറയുന്നു .  ഹമാരെ റാം , റഹീം , കരീം , കേശവ് എന്ന പ്രശസ്ത കബീർ ദാസ് ഭജൻ ശുഭ മുദ്‌ഗൽ പാടിയതും ഉൾപ്പെടുത്തിയിരിക്കുന്നു .  ദയവായി headphones ഉപയോഗിച്ചുകേട്ടാലും .   സ്നേഹപൂർവ്വം    എസ് . ഗോപാലകൃഷ്ണൻ   23 ഏപ്രിൽ 2022


23 Apr 2022

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Must prioritise returning to Status Quo Ante: former Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran | The Hindu In Focus Podcast

In Focus by The Hindu

India’s decision to agree to a “phased” withdrawal of troops rather than a package deal for a complete disengagement across the Line of Actual Control could become a cause for concern in the future said former National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) Chairperson and former Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran in this special interview for the In Focus Podcast with The Hindu's Diplomatic Affairs Editor Suhasini Haidar.Mr Saran says that setting up a buffer zone or “no man’s land” in the Finger area of North Pangong Tso lake, even if temporarily, means that the troops would not return to the “status quo ante” or positions prior to April 2020, Mr. Saran said that the future would depend on how “smoothly” the rest of the disengagement process that began last week will go.Hosted by Suhasini Haidar, National and Diplomatic Affairs Editor, The Hindu 


21 Feb 2021

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“National Interest can’t be used as Football..." | Shyam Saran | Episode 83

National Security Conversations

Dr. Happymon Jacob speaks to Amb. Shyam Saran (Former Foreign Secretary & Chairman of the National Security Advisory Board) on contemporary Indian Foreign policymaking. The duo discuss the various options available to New Delhi in addressing the twin challenge of responding to a restive neighbourhood and managing an aggressive China while at the same time adjusting to a changing global order. The discussion unpacks India’s attitude towards “Alignments & Alliances” amidst the ongoing US-China confrontation and examines the concept of ‘Strategic Autonomy’. The conversation also examines whether economic decoupling with China is feasible and probes whether the standoff with China has pushed India closer to the USA For updates, find us on Twitter: @NSCwithHJ@CSDR_India


17 Aug 2020

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Understanding the Line of Actual Control with Shyam Saran

Interpreting India

Srinath Raghavan is joined by Shyam Saran as they discuss the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on the Sino-Indian border. They look at the way in which the LAC impacts, and is impacted by the relationship between New Delhi and Beijing. --EPISODE CONTRIBUTORSShyam Saran is a Senior Fellow and Member of the Governing Board at Centre for Policy Research. He is a former Foreign Secretary of India and has served as Prime Minister’s Special Envoy For Nuclear Affairs and Climate Change. After leaving government service in 2010, he has headed the Research and Information System for Developing Countries, a prestigious think tank focusing on economic issues (2011-2017) and was Chairman of the National Security Advisory Board under the National Security Council (2013-15). Srinath Raghavan is a nonresident senior fellow at Carnegie India. He is also a professor of International Relations and History at Ashoka University. His primary research focus is on the contemporary and historical aspects of India’s foreign and security policies. He has written a number of books spanning international relations, strategic studies and modern South Asian history. --Additional Reading:1. How India Sees the World: Kautilya to the 21st Century by Shyam Saran 2. As the LAC heats up, reading China’s playbook by Shyam Saran 3. A Clash in the eastern Ladakh by Shyam Saran --🎙️ Check out our podcast, Interpreting India available now on YouTube, Spotify, and iTunes! Home: https://interpreting-india.simplecast...YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/51yeOb8...iTunes: https://pcr.apple.com/id1476357131--Carnegie India Socials: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carnegieindia/ (@CarnegieIndia) Twitter: https://twitter.com/CarnegieIndiaWebsite: https://carnegieindia.orgYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CarnegieIndia/


2 Jul 2020

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Belt, Road and Beyond: Bruno Maçães, Manoj Joshi, Shyam Saran in conversation with Sujeev Shakya

Jaipur Bytes

A live session from #JaipurLitFest2020. China’s mammoth Belt and Road initiative, straddling almost 70 countries, is an infrastructure project of staggering complexity. Alongside writers and diplomats Manoj Joshi, Shyam Saran, Sujeev Shakya and Bruno Maçães, a Portugese politician, former Minister of European Affairs and author of Belt and Road: A Chinese World Order, discusses its ambitions and implications as it tracks new trade and energy routes, with particular emphasis on its feasibility and implications in India and South Asia.


30 Mar 2020

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9: The shifting power balance between India, China and the USA with Shyam Saran

Talking Books

A discussion between Kevin Rudd, President of the Asia Society and former Prime Minister of Australia, and Shyam Saran, former Ambassador of India to Myanmar, Indonesia and Nepal, as well as former High Commissioner to Mauritius. They explore the shifting power balance between India, China and the US.

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7 Oct 2018

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Quick Comment: India's place in the region and in the world, with Shyam Saran

Lowy Institute

Former Indian Foreign Secretary and 2015 Telstra Distinguished International Fellow Shyam Saran speaks with Sam Roggeveen about the challenges and opportunities facing India today.


10 Nov 2015