The India-Pakistan Chaophraya Dialogue

The Chaophraya Dialogue is an Indo-Pak Track-II initiative jointly undertaken by the Jinnah Institute (JI) and Australia India Institute (AII) to encourage informed discussion on bilateral relations and enhance stakes in peace. The dialogue is primarily meant to give an opportunity to members of the policy and media communities and other groups in India and Pakistan to interact with each other on a sustained basis. The Dialogue was set up just after the Mumbai attack when official dialogue was suspended. Since then ten rounds of dialogues have been held. These dialogues have greatly contributed to clearing misperceptions on both sides and facilitated better understanding and cooperation in the region. The Dialogue encourages participants to share the conclusions of each round with their respective governments. Chaophraya Dailogue, 2012 Jay Panda was an invitee to the India-Pakistan Chaophraya Dialogue in 2012. Key opinion makers from India and Pakistan, including parliamentarians, former diplomats, military officers, journalists, academics and policy experts met in Bangkok for the 11th round of the Chaophraya Dialogue from 18 – 20 December 2012, organized by the Jinnah Institute (JI) and the Australia India Institute (AII). The 2012 dialogue focused mainly on two themes – Crisis Stability, and Afghanistan. The resolution adopted by the members can be accessed here: