Book

Forthcoming Book: India in the Indo-Pacific: Understanding India’s Security Orientation towards Southeast and East Asia

In view of the fast-changing world order, emerging countries are increasingly influencing the dynamics of regional securities. This timely and in-depth book examines India’s reorienting strategic posture and describes how New Delhi’s security policy in the Indo-Pacific region has evolved and expanded over the past two decades. The author argues that India’s quest to leverage… Continue reading Forthcoming Book: India in the Indo-Pacific: Understanding India’s Security Orientation towards Southeast and East Asia

Book Reviews

Book Review: Fateful Triangle: How China shaped US-India relations during the Cold War

Fateful Triangle: How China shaped US-India relations during the Cold War by Tanvi Madan In the current world order and geopolitics, some developments are considered axiomatic: the changing balance of global power talks on India’s potential as a counter to China, and India-US convergences on the issue of managing China. In the extant literature, these… Continue reading Book Review: Fateful Triangle: How China shaped US-India relations during the Cold War

Journal Articles

India’s security outlook: An explanation through concentric circles approach

At a time when the center of global power is shifting towards Asia, the world is witnessing the rise of two Asian powers, India and China, simultaneously. While China has attracted immense scholarly attention, India has received relatively limited consideration. The emergence of India has been one of the most crucial developments in Asia and… Continue reading India’s security outlook: An explanation through concentric circles approach

In the Media

Interview: Multilateralism at the Time of COVID-19: What’s Working and What’s Not?

Interview for the online portal Guftagoo The global health emergency resulting from the rapidly spreading COVID-19 and the failing global markets have reignited the debates on multilateralism. Although the rise of populism in recent times had reduced the significance of multilateral institutions, the brand new challenges resulting due to an unforeseen pandemic have made many… Continue reading Interview: Multilateralism at the Time of COVID-19: What’s Working and What’s Not?

Articles

Toeing the line: Media behavior and public messaging during the Pulwama/Balakot Crisis

Last February, a suicide bombing on an Indian security force convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway—considered the deadliest attack ever carried out in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K)—killed 44 Central Reserve Police Force personnel and triggered a crisis between India and Pakistan. As the crisis unfolded, the mainstream media of both countries worked overtime to cover the events and shape the… Continue reading Toeing the line: Media behavior and public messaging during the Pulwama/Balakot Crisis

Articles

India-Seychelles Keep Friendship Afloat Amid Assumption Island Row

The Quint The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, is currently on a state visit to India, marking his first official bilateral visit to the country. The six-day trip has grabbed attention largely because it comes on the heels of growing uncertainty about the Indian naval base in Assumption Island. This state visit marks the beginning… Continue reading India-Seychelles Keep Friendship Afloat Amid Assumption Island Row

Articles

As Indian Ocean Heats Up, India Sees a Ripple in Seychelles

The Quint When PM Modi visited Seychelles in March 2015, New Delhi and Victoria had agreed to develop a military facility in the Assumption Island. India’s planned investment of USD 550 million included the development of an airstrip, jetty, and housing infrastructure for the Seychelles Coast Guard. The joint project intended to enhance Seychelles’ ability… Continue reading As Indian Ocean Heats Up, India Sees a Ripple in Seychelles

Articles

Twenty Years into Nuclear South Asia: Mitigating Dangers Together

South Asian Voices Twenty years ago this month, India and Pakistan conducted nuclear tests in Pokhran (Rajasthan) and Chagai (Balochistan) respectively. Expectedly, the tests sparked international opprobrium, followed by sanctions on both countries. Since then, India and Pakistan have embarked on ambitious nuclear trajectories, characterized by steadily growing nuclear stockpiles and improved delivery systems. The introduction of new technologies such… Continue reading Twenty Years into Nuclear South Asia: Mitigating Dangers Together

Articles

SAV Review: Evaluating the Normative Utility of the NWPT in South Asia

South Asian Voices The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, through its Doomsday Clock—the metaphorical clock whose hour hand is set to midnight, representing nuclear armageddon—has assessed the current global nuclear situation to be the most dangerous since 1953, the year both the United States and the Soviet Union successfully tested the hydrogen bomb. This is not surprising considering geopolitical tensions… Continue reading SAV Review: Evaluating the Normative Utility of the NWPT in South Asia

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Revisiting Indo-ASEAN Relations & India’s Push to ‘Act East’

The Quint On 26 January 2018, New Delhi will roll out the red carpet for the heads of all Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) states. This will be a first for any Republic Day celebration, which is marked by a grand display of India’s cultural heritage and military potential. 2017 marked 50 years of… Continue reading Revisiting Indo-ASEAN Relations & India’s Push to ‘Act East’