Commodore Gopal Suri was a Senior Research Fellow in the field of National Security and Strategy who focuses on maritime security studies. His areas of study encompass the Indian Ocean and the Asia-Pacific region. In his long career, the officer has held important command and staff appointments on shore and at sea.

Contributions 
Trincomalee: India’s Call Trincomalee, or ‘Trinco’ in mariners’ jargon, is a unique port which fulfils every ship captain’s dream. It has great depths of water, vast sea room to manoeuvre the largest of ships and provides safety from the elements even in the worst of ...

International Conference on Security in the Indian Ocean Region, Vivekananda International Foundation, 07 Feb 2017 The Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean of the world whose essential importance to global economic engagement, because of the hydrocarbon reservoir in the Gulf and dense sea lanes, has made it the locus of global geopolitics. It is possibly the m...

Gwadar and The Chinese Navy The Gwadar Port The port of Gwadar has been a prominent part of Pakistani aspirations and also figures in many arguments about Chinese ambitions in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). Gwadar has also been projected as the gatew...

सशस्त्र सेनाओं को राजनीति से दूर रखें! भारत की सशस्त्र सेनाओं ने हमारे पश्चिमी पड़ोसी के खिलाफ चार युद्ध लड़े और जीते हैं, एक ऐसे पड़ोसी क...

Occasional Papers 
China's 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Old String with New Pearls? China and the Indian Ocean Region China has been incessantly increasing its footprint in the Indian Ocean in the past decade by undertaking port infrastructure projects, managing and running ports, gaining port access for naval platforms, a...

Case for a Regional Maritime Security Construct for the Indo Pacific The Indian Ocean has been the hub of major economic activity and global realpolitik since the end of the Second World War. It has assumed greater importance since the penultimate decade of the last century and will continue to remain so in the...

Book Reviews 
China's Expanding Military Maritime Footprint in the Indian Ocean Region: India's Response ISBN: 9789386618122 Publication Year: 2017 Binding: PB Pages: 120 Price: Rs. 349 Online Available at Pentagon Press ...

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