India Cooperation Development Centre (aka India Centre) is organising a virtual lecture “India and Lithuania: Thirty Years of Bilateral Relations”. The lecture will be delivered on 18 December, 2020 by Dr. K.B. Usha, Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
The lecture will focus on the nature of the bilateral cooperation between Lithuania and India, existing challenges and future possibilities. The diplomatic relationship between the two countries, as Dr. Usha points out, began in 1992 after India recognized Lithuania’s independence from the former Soviet Union. According to her, “Both countries used culture and past interactions as an important foreign policy instrument for promoting bilateral cooperation and mutual understanding among people.”
However, Dr. Usha maintains that despite political engagement and endeavour, “contemporary India-Lithuania relations remained below potential”.
The lecture will be followed by a Q&A/ discussion session. Both will be conducted in English.
Date: 18 December, 2020
Time: 12.30-13.30 (Lithuania)