The goal of the discussion was to understand the economic and security implications caused by the war for the world and India in particular. Lt. Gen. C. A. Krishnan, former deputy Chief of Indian Army and Mr. Achim Burkart, the Consul General from Germany to Karnataka and Kerala, were the speakers at the event, who presented their military and diplomatic perspectives respectively on the ongoing war and ensuing military and non-military challenges.
Both the speakers presented differing viewpoints on the origin of the conflict. Almost unanimously, they called for going beyond media narrative and making people more aware of the war consequences based on the facts on ground.
It was an interactive and engaging discussion. Interesting questions were asked by the participants who were primarily diplomatic community members, students, and NGO members.
The main takeaways were as follows: