Amruta Karambelkar is research assistant at the Vivekananda International Foundation with focus on the Indo-Pacific. She is pursuing Ph.D from the Centre for Indo-Pacific Studies, JNU. Her interest lies in maritime issues, naval developments, Southeast Asia, and India's Act East Policy. Her M.Phil dissertation was titled, 'Examining Military Build-up in Southeast Asia: A comparative study of Singapore and Vietnam (1991-2012). Amruta has previously worked with the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies and the Indian Council of World Affairs.

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Exercise AUSINDEX-2019: A New High in India Australia Defence Cooperation India and Australia have conducted the third edition of biennial naval exercise AUSINDEX-2019 from April 2-14, 2019 at Vishakhapatnam. The Harbor Phase of the Exercise was conducted from April 2-7, 2019 followed by Sea Phase from April 7-11, 2019 wit...

India’s Post-Pulwama Response The attack on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Pulwama, J&K, shook the nation. This has been the worst hit on the security forces of its kind. The nation was horrified and there were widespread demands to respond with an iron hand. There...

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