Tehelka's London Summit - India and Pakistan Designing a New Future

Tehelka’s London summit - India & Pakistan: Designing a New Future

India and Pakistan comprise one of the most important regions in the world: politically, economically and culturally. Their combined future is of crucial interest to all the major nations of the world. What shape can that future take? This two-day conference will feature an exciting range of political, corporate, cultural and opinion leaders from India, Pakistan and the United Kingdom to chart a possible roadmap for the future.

Day One:

Keynote Address
Jaswant Singh (Former Minister of Finance and Foreign Affairs, Leader of Opposition)
Mission Statements by Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif on Indo-Pakistan relations, special to the conference

Kashmir: Melting the Snows, Reinventing the Imagination

Moderator: Harinder Baweja

Farooq Abdullah (Former Chief Minister, J&K, Chief of National Conference)

Lt General (rtd) Asad Durrani (Former ISI Chief)

General Mirza Aslam Beg (Former Army Chief, Pakistan)

Mehbooba Mufti (President Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party)

Arun Jaitly (Former Law Minister, General Secretary BJP)

Rehman Malik (Former Addl. Director General Federal Investigation Agency, Pakistan)
Inherited Poisons: Can the young defang them?

Moderator: Shoma Chaudhury


Kamila Shamsie (Pakistani novelist)

Tarun Vijay (Chief Editor of the RSS mouthpiece Panchjanya)

Omar Abdullah (MP, President Kashmir9s National Conference party)

Imran Khan (President, Tehreek-e-Insaf, Pakistan)

Sachin Pilot (MP, Member of the Parliament Standing Committee on Home Affairs, India)

Arshed Bhatti (Advisor, youth policy to the government of Pakistan)

The Western Factor: Spoiler or benign interference?

Moderator: Harinder Baweja


Kapil Sibal (Minister of Science and Technology, India)

Mushahid Hussain (Former Information Minister, Pakistan)
Najam Sethi (Editor, Friday Times,

Tanvir Ahmad Khan (Former Foreign secretary Pakistan)

AK Doval (Former Director Intelligence Bureau, India)

Day Two

Keynote Address
Sherry Rehman (Information Minister,

Democracy, Trade and the War against Terror

Moderator: Harinder Baweja

Ram Jethmalani (Former Law Minister, Govt. of

Najam Sethi (Editor Friday Times),

Asma Jehangir (Lawyer, Human Rights advocate & activist women9s movement Pakistan),

Kamal Nath (Minister for Commerce and Industry with Cabinet Rank),

Sartaj Aziz (Ex Finance & Foreign Minister Pakistan),

Art and Cinema: Creating and eroding stereotypes

Moderator: Shoma Chaudhury


Aamir Khan (Indian superstar, director, producer)

Naiza Khan (Pakistani artist)

Prasoon Joshi (Chairman, McCann Erickson, Asia, lyricist)

Mohammad Hanif (Pakistani author)

Karan Johar (Indian director, producer, TV celebrity)

Hasan Zaidi (Filmmaker, Pakistan)

The role of religion is the fundamental difference between
India and Paksitan

Moderator: Shoma Chaudhury
Swapan Dasgupta (Former Managing Editor, India Today magazine)

Manish Tewari (National Spokesman, Congress)

Lt General (rtd) Asad Durrani (Former ISI Chief)

Mohammad Hanif (Pakistani author)

Mushahid Hussain (Former Information Minister, Pakistan)

Naseeruddin Shah (Indian actor)

Farooq Abdullah (Former Chief Minister, J&K, Chief of National Conference, India)

In association with the RSA

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