India is situated currently in one of the most volatile regions of the world-South Asia. The world is focusing its attention on this region not only because of a spurt of terrorist activities, but also because of the two emerging giants, India and China who have followed two different ideologies and patterns of governance. It is imperative that this region is stable economically, politically and socially for the larger benefit of the world.
To promote a better understanding of regional dynamics in South Asia with special emphasis on India’s relations with its neighbors and to foster tolerance and respect for diversity among its people as these are the bedrocks for a stable region..
To highlight and to make relevant amongst different target groups including the media, the potential of non-violence as a viable strategy in defusing and resolving conflicts, its value in forging, maintaining and reinforcing peace, and in strengthening democratic institutions and practices;
Towards this FNVA seeks to:
- Enhance the quality of public discussions and offers practical analysis on critical issues in the region particularly those affecting the Sino-Indian relations through the promotion of dialogue between the peoples of India, Tibet and China.
- Promote a better understanding of regional dynamics in the South Asian region, with emphasis on the rising power of India and China and their implications on the region as a whole
- carry out research and to undertake targeted seminars and roundtables on political, social, economic, environment and legal issues which have serious impacts on peace and harmony in the South Asian region.
- target opinion makers in the intelligentsia, policymakers and other relevant groups that help shape unity of ideas and policy in the country.
- share the outcomes of FNVA’s work with members of parliament, government officials, media and appropriate stake holders.
- have scientific collaborations with leading strategic institutions, universities and opinion makers thus strengthening academic links between countries of the region and to offer opportunities in research, by providing logistical and academic support to Ph.D. fellows and student interns.