Book Discussion with veteran journalist Shastri Ramachandaran on his ‘Beyond Binaries: The World of India and China (2008-2022)’

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Pune, 2nd April 2024: A book discussion has been scheduled with veteran journalist Mr. Shastri Ramachandaran on his ‘Beyond Binaries: The World of India and China (2008-2022), on Thursday, April 4, 2024, from 3pm to 4.30pm, at Symbiosis Vishwabhavan, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune.

He will be in conversation with Air Marshal Bhushan Gokhale (Retd), Trustee, Pune International Centre (PIC).

The event is open to all. 

Mr. Shastri Ramachandaran is an independent journalist (editor, writer and columnist) who has worked with Indian and foreign media organisations including the Indian Express, Times of India, Press Trust of India, Sunday Mail, China Daily and Global Times. He specialises in foreign affairs and geopolitics and is Editorial Consultant with WION TV.

Air Marshal Bhushan Gokhale (Retd) PVSM AVSM VM has served in the fighter stream of the Indian Air Force and has flown over 3,500 hours on a variety of combat and trainer aircraft. He has seen active operations during the 1971 India-Pakistan hostilities and was involved in the planning and execution of air operations, including during Operation Parakram. After retirement, he was appointed as Consultant to the Principal Scientific Advisor, Government of India, and Consultant to the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).


Beyond Binaries looks at the many factors that determine India-China relations. It talks about the strategic thinking that went into each move and counter-move by the two nations that are often at odds with each other. Mr. Shastri Ramachandaran tries to examine the factors behind China’s provocations, including the confrontations along the border in Doklam and Galwan. Among other fascinating aspects of India-China relations, he analyses the nature and role of the media in the two countries, drawing on his experience of having worked with the media in both the countries. The book has a foreword by India’s former Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran.