Islamabad;International seminar on “Global Strategic Threat & Response” held under the auspices of Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS) concluded at Islamabad on 05 March 2020.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs was the chief guest of the closing session. Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force was also present at the occasion.
In the first session of the day, Air Vice Marshal Faaiz Amir (Retd) talked about The Role of Aerospace Power in South Asia, while Lieutenant General Aamir Riaz (Retd), former President National Defence University gave a comprehensive presentation on Hybrid Warfare. Jorge Sebastiao, Chief Technology Officer Huawei Middle East & European Union, covered various aspects of Cyber Warfare.
In the second session of the day, Lieutenant General Nasser Khan Janjua (Retd), former National Security Advisor talked about Force Posturing for the Future, while General Philippe Steininger (Retd), Military Adviser to the President of CNES (French space agency) spoke on the topic of Force Posturing for Industrially Independent and Dependent Countries. Air Commodore Simon Edwards, Assistant Chief of Staff Capability Delivery, Royal Air Force encompassed the various aspects of Next Generation Training, whereas, Air Marshal Javaid Ahmed (Retd), VC Air University highlighted the Role of PAF in Sustaining Deterrence.
Fifteen renowned scholars including nine international experts from diverse backgrounds delivered lectures on different topics such as emerging new world order, regional security, technology development, air power, hybrid warfare and cyber warfare etc in the two day seminar.
The main objective of the seminar was to create a comprehensive global forum seeking experts’ inputs and providing perspectives on changing balance of power, emerging technologies, aerospace employment and new modes of warfare.