Amruta Karambelkar is research associate with the Indo-Pacific cluster at the VIF. Her interests lie in maritime issues, naval developments and the area focus is Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia and the larger Indo-Pacific region. She is pursuing her doctorate from the Centre for Indo-Pacific Studies, SIS on JNU. Her MPhil dissertation examined military build-up of Vietnam and Singapore from 1992 to 2012. She holds masters degree in political science from University of Pune. She has previous experience of working with the Indian Council of World Affairs.

Contributions 
Developments in the Indo-Pacific in 2019 The Indo-Pacific as a geo-political idea has been in the currency since the last couple of years. In the year 2019 the idea seems to have gained more acceptance. In some measures, the stakeholders are working towards giving shape to this idea. Some ...

दक्षिण चीन सागर में हालिया समुद्रीय घटनाएं दक्षिण चीन सागर में पिछले कुछ हफ्तों में दो समुद्रीय घटनाएं हुई हैं। पहली घटना फिलिपींस और चीन ...

Recent Maritime Incidents in the South China Sea The last few weeks witnessed two maritime incidents in the South China Sea. The first involved the Philippines and China, and the second between Vietnam and China. The incidents have once again drawn attention to the complication arising out of disp...

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...

Event Reports 
Interaction with New Zealand Delegation On 13th January a delegation from New Zealand visited the Vivekananda International Foundation. The delegation comprised of Commodore Mellissa Ross, Deputy Chief of the Navy, Ms. Erin Duncan, Deputy High Commissioner to India, Ms. Suzannah Jessep, Di...

VIF-IISS-BHC Roundtable on the Indian Ocean On 17 October the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) in conjuncture with the Institute of International and Strategic Studies, (IISS) London and the British High Commission organised a day-long roundtable on the Indian Ocean. The idea behind ...

Round Table Discussion on the Indo-Pacific Preliminaries The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) held a Round Table Discussion (RTD) on the Indo-Pacific on 09 September 2019. Since the past few years the term ‘Indo-Pacific’ is widely used in the strategic circles though...

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