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 
Prospects for India–China Maritime Cooperation
Introduction
The keynote address of Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered at the Shangri-La Dialogue on June 01, 2018, succinctly spelt out India’s Indo-Pacific strategy between the “shifting plates of global politics and the fault l...

Two Years of PCA Judgement on South China Sea: An Analytical Perspective On January 22, 2013 the Philippines had instituted an arbitral proceeding against China in the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) under Annex VII of the United Nations Conventions on the Laws of the Seas (UNCLOS) as case number 2013-19. After over ...

Korean Rapprochement - Hope for Resolution of Maritime Disputes? On April 26 Kim Jong-un became the first North Korean Leader to step foot on South Korean soil since the Korean War in the 1950’s. The leaders agreed to actively pursue talks for declaring an official end to the Korean War. This declaration could d...

Securitization of BIMSTEC can protect the Blue Economy of Bay of Bengal The riches of the Ocean rival the wealthiest economies of the world. According to an estimate made by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) the ocean assets can be valued at 24 trillion USD with an annual turnover in goods and services of around 2.5 trillion...

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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