Expertise: South East Asian Studies, China’s Maritime Policies and Naval Build up, China’s Foreign Policy in Southeast and East Asia

Contributions 
Reinforcing India’s Maritime Credentials: Need of the Hour ‘The future of India will undoubtedly be decided on the sea’.1 This was stated by KM Panikkar, one of India’s first post-colonial strategic thinkers almost 70 years ago.These words were prophetic considering that 95 per cent of India...

Revitalising India’s ‘Look East’ Policy It has been two decades since India launched its much-vaunted ‘Look East’ policy. The recent conclusion of free trade agreements with Malaysia and Japan, which follows in the footsteps of similar agreements with Singapore and South Korea, has rea...

India’s Stalled Reforms Conventional wisdom would dictate that the weakening of hard-line communist parties in recent state elections should have been a boon for the country’s reform agenda. But these polls have also reaffirmed the importance of regional parties, which re...

Occasional Papers 
Sino-Indian War: Fifty Years On Fifty years ago this month China and India went to war. Historically, the conflict that began on October 20 was a blip, lasting only a month with hostilities confined to their disputed border and even limited to the use of both countries’ armies w...

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