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 
COVID-19 reaches Myanmar: Why India Must React Fast In an article on 23 March 2020, noted Myanmar author and journalist Bertil Lintner raised the alarm about a number of respiratory disease rel...

Raising ‘Myanmar Consciousness’: Visit of the President of Myanmar to India (26 - 29 February 2020) Myanmar scholars have a tough time! The appalling lack of ‘Myanmar consciousness’ of the Indian mainstream media, especially the English print media, is reflected by the near total absence of the coverage of the visit of His Excellency U Win Myin...

शी हजूर! म्यांमार के लिए ‘नए दौर’ में पुरानी शराब म्यांमार उस समय बेल्ट एंड रोड इनीशिएटिव (बीआरआई) में एक तरह से शामिल हो गया था, जब मई 2017 में आंग सान...

Myanmar Round Up: January 2020 (A round up of selected English open source reports on Myanmar) Myanmar charged into the New Year with high profile events dominating January 2020, viz. the visit by Xi Jinping; publication of the Independent Commission of Enquiry (ICOE) Report and the International Court of Justice (ICJ) interim verdict. In addi...

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 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 
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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