On 9 November 2023, the Centre for Strategic Studies and Simulation (CS3), United Service Institution (USI) of India organised a Round Table Discussion (RTD) with Centre for Naval Analyses (CNA), Washington DC on the topics ‘Possibility of QUAD into Military Partnership: Implications’ and ‘Nuclear Risk Management in Indo-Pacific’. Serving and retired military officers, CNA members and Research scholars attended the discussion.

Maj Gen RPS Bhadauria, VSM (Retd), Director CS3 delivered the Welcome Remarks. The first session delved into the ‘Possibility of QUAD into Military Partnership: Implications’,  and the speakers were Vice Adm AB Singh, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd) and Mr. Robert N Hein, Director of Plans and Policy for Cdr U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT N5). The session was followed by an interactive questions and answers session. The second session delved into the ‘Nuclear Risk Management in Indo-Pacific’, and speakers for this session were Dr. Roshan Khanijo, Assistant Director (Research), CS3, and Mr. Robert N Hein. The session was followed by discussions. Finally, the closing remarks were given by Maj Gen RPS Bhadauria and Dr Satu Limaye, Sr Advisor in China & Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Division.