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 
BIMSTEC - Towards a Security Architecture The renewed mandate for PM Modi holds several implications for India’s domestic and foreign policy both. The presence of Bay of Bengal initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) leaders in Delhi for the Prime Ministe...

Modi’s Second Term: Implementing the ‘Neighbourhood First’ Along with others, the neighbourhood attention was riveted on the Indian general elections. For many, not only the scale of the exercise was fascinating but more importantly, what it portends for the future of their bilateral with India. And as the c...

India-Maldives: Strengthening Partnership With the Indo-Pacific region vying for greater international attention, the Indian Ocean has assumed a greater criticality for the regional powers. Inevitably, India and China competing for greater influence in the common waters has lent the region w...

Bangladesh FM’s Delhi Visit: Can India help? The first overseas visit of the Bangladesh Foreign Minister, AK Abdul Momen to India during 7-9 February 2019 was important for a variety of reasons. The visit was more than validation of the existing strength of the bilateral relations, it was also ...

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