Jaideep Chanda is a Senior Fellow with the Vivekananda International Foundation and specialises in terrorism, insurgency in the North East, India-Myanmar relations and National Security Studies. In the past he has worked on gender studies in peacekeeping and mental health management in the armed forces. He is an M. Phil in Defence and Strategic Studies from Panjab University.

Contributions 
Myanmar Round Up: March 2020 A round up of selected English open source reports on Myanmar March 2020 touched new ground in violence with the Arakan Army (AA) scoring major successes against the Tatmadaw with the routing of a Light Infantry Battalion and the c...

Myanmar Round Up: March 2020 A round up of selected English open source reports on Myanmar March 2020 touched new ground in violence with the Arakan Army (AA) scoring major successes against the Tatmadaw with the routing of a Light Infantry Battalion and the c...

Armed Forces in Aid to Civilian Authorities in COVID-19 environment COVID-19 has tested healthcare and associated infrastructure of nations like nothing else before. There are precedents e.g. the Spanish Flu, but none on the scale of COVID-19. Under such a catastrophic environment, the role of the Armed Forces in ass...

Myanmar Round Up: February 2020 A round up of selected English open source reports on Myanmar The Presidential visit by President U Win Myint to India was the major highlight of India Myanmar relationsfor February 2020. Sadly, violence dominated February 2020 in ...

Occasional Papers 
Counterproductive Effects of Sanctions - The Myanmar Case Study This paper attempts to analyse the trend of certain Western countries and the United Nations (UN) to impose or recommend imposition of sanctions on other countries, using Myanmar as a case study. Presently, certain bans have already been imposed or ...

Book Published / Book Reviews 
‘War and Peace in the Borderlands of Myanmar – The Kachin Ceasefire, 1994-2011’, Edited by Mandy Sadan, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies Press, Copenhagen, Pages 517, Price $ 22.15, ISBN: 978-87-7694-18-8(hbk), 2016 This book edited by Mandy Sadan, Reader of History of South East Asia at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, focuses on the ‘inter-war period’ (to borrow a terminology associated with conventional war), in tha...

Event Reports 
Geopolitical Dynamics of the Post COVID-19 World Vivekananda International Foundation held an online discussion on ‘Geopolitical Dynamics of the Post Covid-19 World’ on 29 May 2020. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director VIF and the panellists included Lt. Gen. Ata Ha...

VIF Delegation Visit to Myanmar A delegation from VIF led by Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director and comprising of Lt Gen (Retd) Ravi Sawhney, Amb (Retd) Gautam Mukhopadhaya, Dr Sreeradha Datta and Col Jaideep Chanda visited Myanmar from 9 – 12 December 2019. The delegation interacted...

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