Pathfinder Foundation inks MoC with Delhi Policy Group | Sunday Observer

Pathfinder Foundation inks MoC with Delhi Policy Group

Siddharth Shriram and Bernard Goonetilleke
Siddharth Shriram and Bernard Goonetilleke

The Pathfinder Foundation (PF) signed a Memorandum of Collaboration with the Delhi Policy Group recently, providing opportunities for joint collaboration between the PF and the New Delhi based think-tank.Representatives of the two think-tanks had a fruitful discussion during the visit of DPG Director General Ambassador Hemant Singh’s to Sri Lanka in early August.

During that meeting a decision was taken for collaboration between the two sides, for which purpose the two think-tanks agreed to enter into a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC).

The MoC provides for wide ranging collaborative activities including academic and research; exchange of visits, information and material; holding of joint seminars and publication of joint articles.Founded in 1994, the Delhi Policy Group is among India’s oldest independent think tanks with its primary focus on international and strategic issues of critical national interest.

Over the past decades, the Delhi Policy Group has established itself in both domestic and international circles, particularly in the area of national security.

Pathfinder Foundation’s ‘Centre for India-Sri Lanka Initiatives’ is responsible for interaction with a number of Indian think-tanks, which include Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), United Service Institution (USI), Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA), National Maritime Foundation (NMF), Kalinga International Foundation (KIF) and Carnegie India (CI).The MoC was signed by Chairman, Pathfinder Foundation, Bernard Goonetilleke and Chairman and Managing Trustee of the Delhi Policy Group, Siddharth Shriram.