Indo-Pacific
Indic Statecraft and Indo-Pacific

India’s cartographic delimitation of Indo-Pacific broadly encompasses sea space from the western Pacific Ocean through Southeast Asia to the western Indian Ocean along the east coast of Africa. In this sea space it pursues an ‘eclectic blend’ o....

Whither ‘Quad’ – Alliance or Alignment

The congregation of the leaders of the US, Japan, India and Australia on the sidelines of ASEAN Summit in November 2017 in Manila has been a significant geo-political statement for the Indo-Pacific community. The timing and place for rekindling the o....

Commentary: Quad Plus - Time for New Stakeholders

China’s rapid march westward through the Indo-Pacific region appears to be running into rough weather. Australia, India, Japan and the United States, the members of the ‘Quad’, an ‘association of like-minded nations’, have established a Qua....

Containment Again: Will this be the Leitmotif of the ‘Quad’?

Prologue When George F Kennan wrote his ‘Long Telegram’ from the Moscow embassy in February 1946, soon after the death of the three-term president of the USA, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR), it was early in arriving. The lege....

Managing the Rise of China and its Collusion with Pakistan

The foremost challenge to working to ensure peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific will be to manage the rise of a militarily assertive China that is seeking to achieve a ‘favourable strategic posture’. Having come close to completing its four m....

India-Japan Strategic Partnership: The evolving synergy in the Indo-Pacific

Defence and security cooperation between India and Japan has evolved steadily over the years and constitutes a strong pillar of the bilateral relationship. There has been an increasing frequency of defence exchanges along the entire spectrum, from re....

Malabar-2015: Towards collective security in the Indo-Pacific

The strategically significant Joint India-US Naval exercise MALABAR-2015, hosted by India between October 14 and 21, 2015, conducted in the Bay of Bengal, in many ways, illustrates the growing multi-faceted military cooperation between India a....

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