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.

Contributions 
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 
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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