Somen Banerjee is a naval officer and specializes in Anti-submarine warfare. He has been involved in Indian naval plans and procurement and is a commentator on maritime issues, especially with respect to security and governance in the Indian Ocean. He has had extensive exposure in the Indian Ocean region during his operational tenures and had the privilege of commanding frontline warships of the Indian Navy. He has completed his post-graduation from the Madras University and MPhil from Mumbai University and is currently pursuing his PhD from the Mumbai University on Indo Pacific.

Contributions 
Shangri-La Dialogue-2019 - Implications for India’s Security Policy Recalling Queen Victoria’s diamond Jubilee in 1897, Arnold Toynbee had remarked, “Here we are at the top of the world. We have arrived at this peak to stay forever. There is off course, this thing called history”. At the Shangri-La Dialo...

What should be India’s Pakistan Policy in PM Modi’s Second Term? William Shakespeare had said, “Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown”. Amidst jubilations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be sworn to bear his onerous responsibility for another five years. Since he has returned with full majority, ...

ASEAN needs India to preserve its centrality in a multi-polar Indo-Pacific A workshop of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Regional Forum (ARF) was concluded in Dili, Timor-Leste on April 26, 2019. A range of issues would have been on the table including the Rohingya refugee crisis, radicalisation and the S...

Is Pakistan Losing its Asymmetric Warfare through Nuclearised-Terrorism to India’s Security Posture? Successful completion of INS Arihant’s war patrol signaled the operationalisation of India’s nuclear triad. This event has been deliberated extensively by the academics, professionals and media the world over. Whilst some have appreciated this ev...

Monographs 
Maritime Power through Blue Economy in the Indian context Preface At the outset, this monograph has sought to resolve the ambiguities in comprehending the oft-used phrase ‘maritime power’. It has established that constituents are those permanent attributes which make a country easier...

Issue Briefs 
Maritime Transport has the Potential to Reinvigorate Indian Economy … maritime transport can play a major role not only in creating mass jobs but also in enhancing the technical thresholds … investment in port infrastructure and shipbuilding sectors can absorb unskilled labour in large numbers … its manifestati...

Emerging Structure of Maritime Security in the Bay of Bengal .... Traditionally, security at sea has been theorised and interpreted rooted in traditional realist or liberalist theories. In the realist interpretation, the seas are the plains on which superpower, or regional power rivalry, takes place, whereas r...

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