August 19, 2010, 3:00 - 4:30 pm - Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
Hudson Institute and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Cordially Invite you to
India's Airpower Modernization
Thursday, August 19
Through the ongoing modernization of its air force, India seeks to establish itself as a modern aerospace power with trans-regional reach. The Indian Air Force remains a critical component of the country's conventional and nuclear deterrent and its ongoing efforts to enhance its force capabilities will have a significant impact on strategic stability in the entire region.
In a major Washington address, Indian Air Vice Marshal Muthumanikam Matheswaran discussed the air force's strategic vision, doctrine, and modernization plans in the context of India's threat environment and strategy. He will also discuss the role of international cooperation, particularly with the United States, in India's efforts to become a global aerospace power. Jack Gill of the National Defense University's Near East–South Asia Center moderated the discussion. John Walters, Hudson Institute Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Offier, provided welcoming remarks.
Air Vice Marshal Muthumanikam Matheswaran, a serving Indian Air Force officer, was commissioned as a fighter pilot in 1975 and currently serves as ACAS Operations (Space)in the Indian Air Force. He has significant experience in test flying and technology development and integration, and is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College and the National Defence College for senior officers. AVM Matheswaran holds a doctorate in Defense Strategic Studies and International Relations from the University of Madras in Chennai, India.
Col (ret.) John H. Gill (Jack) is a professor on the faculty of the Near East–South Asia Center. A former U.S. Army South Asia Foreign Area officer, he retired as a colonel in 2005 after more than 27 years of service. Prior to joining the NESA Center, he worked on South Asia issues in the Pentagon from 1998-2001, including during the 1999 Kargil crisis.
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