The importance of Tibet as a geopolitical entity for India and the region cannot be overstated. It is proposed to discuss various aspects including environmental degradation, the damming and diversion of river waters, cultural and civilizational obliteration, human rights and demographic changes, militarization both conventional and nuclear and China's ever increasing presence in countries bordering India. And, willy-nilly, the impact of these on India-China relations.
The programme is structured in three broad sessions:
Session I: Tibet in Sino-Indian Relations: (A) Recapitulating the past (B) Current Situation including infrastructure development in Tibet and its foreseeable impact on India.
Session II: China in South Asia
Session III: Importance of Tibet for Regional Stability