Dr. Sreeradha Datta is Centre Head & Senior Fellow, Neighbourhood Studies, Vivekananda International Foundation. With a PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, her research focus is on India’s foreign policy, with emphasis on relations with India’s neighbourhood and South Asian regional security. Formerly, director, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata, she has also been a Fellow with Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.

Her publications include books, Caretaking Democracy: Political Process in Bangladesh, 2006-08, Bangladesh: A Fragile Democracy, The Northeast Complexities and its Determinants, Changing Dynamics in Southeast Asia, Drug menace in South Asia: Pakistan connections, an Occasional Paper, and co-edited volumes on Political Economy of India's North-East Border, Changing Security Dynamics in South East Asia besides, over 100 articles in journals, edited volumes and newspaper and academic websites.

Amongst other distinctions, she has been recipient of international fellowships including at German Institute of Global Affairs, Distinguished Indian Scholar Series University of Taiwan, International Leadership Visitors Programme, at USA, awarded the Shelton Kodikara Award for South Asian Strategic Studies.

Contributions 
India and Bangladesh: The Rock Solid Neighbours The latest iteration by Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen that ‘Bangladesh's relations with India is rock-solid and historic while Bangladesh has economic ties with China. We must not compare,’ and ‘Our victory means India's victory...

Is South Asia ready to develop a robust Regional Value Chain? The first transhipment cargo between India and Bangladesh was received at the Agartala (Tripura) Integrated Check on 23 July 2020 morning. The Indo- Bangladesh Coastal Shipment agreement signed in 2018 led to the cargo movement on the first trial con...

Can SAARC be made Effective? The world at large including South Asia is already facing the devastating effects of Covid-19. This region already burdened with its teeming populations, uneven layers of growth and governance issues, all of which has got exacerbated with this crisis...

BIMSTEC Should Address the Common COVID19 Crises: Preparatory Mechanisms need to be put in Place As the numbers of confirmed cases affected by Corona virus keeps rising in India and elsewhere, the fears and apprehensions surrounding it have multiplied over the past few weeks. While the dissemination of information through health and medical sect...

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