26 April, 2007 (FIDSNS)
Defence Minister AK Antony is expected to represent India at the sixth edition of the Dialogue, organised by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). The IISS will convene the Sixth Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore from 1-3 June 2007.
Earlier on 3 May, 2007, Mr Shivshankar Menon, Foreign Secretary of the Government of India, will address the IISS on ‘India and International Security’
The nations represented in Singapore will include the US, the UK, Japan, Germany, Canada, Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Australia and New Zealand. This year, the Dialogue will also facilitate discussion on nuclear challenges, role of the US in Asia-Pacific security, new challenges for security sector reform and intervening in fragile states.
In addition Mr. Antony is likely to hold discussions on concluding a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on military cooperation between India and Singapore.