Sreeradha Datta currently heads the Neighbourhood Studies Centre of the Vivekananda International Foundation and is a non-resident Senior Fellow with Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, Singapore. With a PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, she has been director, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata and held fellowships with Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, among other institutions. Her recent works during 2020-2021 are titled, Act East Policy and Northeast India and an edited BIMSTEC: The Journey and Way Ahead and co-edited, Bangladesh at 50: Development and Challenges That apart she has written Caretaking Democracy: Political Process in Bangladesh, 2006-08, Bangladesh: A Fragile Democracy, The Northeast Complexities and its Determinants, and edited others including, Changing Security Dynamics in South East Asia and monographs covering Bangladesh, South-East Asia, Myanmar and published over 150 articles in journals, edited volumes, newspapers and academic websites. Her research interests include India's foreign policy, regionalism and cross-border issues. 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 
Sheikh Hasina India visit: Reiteration of Tested Ties Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is arriving in India today (5 September 2022) on a 4 day visit. A much anticipated reciprocal visit possibly also a last one before Bangladesh holds its 12th Jatiya Sangsad (parliamentary ) election in 2023. W...

India- Maldives – Growing Convergences The Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih visited India recently (1-4 Aug 2022). He was accompanied by several high-level officials comprising, Ibrahim Ameer, Minister of Finance, Fayyaz Ismail, Minister of Economic Development, Aishath Mohamed D...

Sri Lankan Leaders: Forcing the Hands of its Citizens Last Saturday morning (9 July 2022) Sri Lanka faced a level of mayhem on the roads of not only Colombo but all of its major cities as that was most unprecedented but not truly unexpected. For a country that has struggled through ethnic stride, the so...

The Padma Setu– Bangladesh’s Pride ‘Today the Padma is awash with the glow of red, blue, green and golden colours. The 41 spans (of the Padma bridge) are mirroring the courage of Bangladesh. I know Bangladeshi are proud. I am also delighted proud and elated. Overcoming many strug...

बांग्लादेशः पचास वर्षों की यात्रा बांग्लादेश के लिए 16 दिसम्बर 1971 एक ऐतिहासिक तवारीख है। इस दिन को पाकिस्तानी सेना की पराजय और इसके ...

VIF Papers 
Prospects of Developing Regional Value Chain in South Asia This discussion paper attempts to examine two major questions, first, if RVC can be developed in South Asia, and, second, is the South Asian region ready for this development? We are premising our arguments on the marginal rise in trade volume over t...

Book Published / Book Reviews 
India-Bangladesh Bonhomie at 50: 1971 and the Present For Bangladesh and India, the past year has been about celebrating 50 years of Bangladesh and commemorating the iconic event, the Liberation War of Bangladesh, one that irreversibly changed the political landscape of South Asia. While much scholar...

BIMSTEC: The Journey and The Way Ahead The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a sub-regional organisation straddling five member states from South Asia and two from Southeast Asia. In the larger context of the global developments in...

Act East Policy and Northeast India India’s Act East Policy hinges on the development of the eight Northeast states with a view to achieving the foreign policy objective of enhancing ties with neighbouring countries. This book examines large infrastructure development across the regi...

Event Reports 
VIF Discussion on Recent Developments in Sri Lanka VIF held a discussion with domain experts on the above theme. On the morning of 9 July 2022, Sri Lanka woke upto finding its citizens out in the streets not only in Colombo but all of its major cities. For a country that has struggled through eth...

“BIMSTEC Master Plan for Transport Connectivity” On 3rd August 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) and Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement (NIICE) jointly organised a discussion on “BIMSTEC Master Plan for Transport Connectivity”. The speakers were from Ind...

Book Launch of “India Bangladesh Bonhomie at 50: 1971 and the Present” 31 March 2022, Dhaka, Bangladesh The edited “India Bangladesh Bonhomie at 50: 1971 and the Present” by Sreeradha Datta was launched in the presence of Mr. Shariar Alam Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh, Amb. Kazi Imtiaz Hossain, Chairman Bangladesh Institute of Inte...

VIF Delegation Dhaka Visit 29 March-2nd April 2022 A Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) delegation led by Director, Dr Arvind Gupta, comprising Lt Gen Ravi Sawhney, Dr Sreeradha Datta and Mr EB Rajesh, CII visited Dhaka during 29 March-2nd April 2022 at the invitation of Bangladesh Foundatio...

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