Adjunct Fellow, Wadhwani Chair in US India Policy Studies, CSIS

Contributions 
Defence Cooperation: India-Russia Strategic Partnership in Recess The wide ranging agreements signed during President Vladimir Putin’s trip to New Delhi for the annual summit meeting with Prime Minister Narender Modi on October 4-5, 2018, and the bonhomie on display (warm hugs, long handshakes and plenty of smile...

Commentary: India’s Missile Arsenal - An Overview On January 18, 2018, the personnel of the Indian armed forces test-fired the 5,000-km-plus Agni-5 Interim Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM). The test, conducted from Kalam Island in the Bay of Bengal, achieved all the mission parameters that had been st...

Commentary - In Complete Control: Xi Jinping is China’s Undisputed Leader As had been widely anticipated, President Xi Jinping consolidated his position as the undisputed “core” leader of China at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China held at Beijing in the third week of October 2017. Xi...

Nuclear Sabre-rattling: Pakistan must Discard its Tactical Nuclear Weapons
“Any nuclear weapon, of any quality, mode of delivery or yield, used against any type of target, will result in a strategic impact to which the logical response would be the use of nuclear weapons, more often than not, on an overwhelming...

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: India Must Stay Out Furthering China’s Grand Strategy Leaders from almost 30 countries gathered in Beijing this week to endorse President Xi Jinping’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) initiative, now called ‘Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The p...

Book Reviews 
Review Essay: ‘Deadly Impasse: Indo-Pakistani Relations at the Dawn of a New Century’, Dr Sumit Ganguly The terrorist attack at an army camp in Uri in mid-September 2016 was followed by several surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) by the Special Forces of the Indian Army. Since then, India-Pakistan relations have deteriorated steadily and ...

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