Maritime Policy

Tracks and analyses developments in the Indo-Pacific region covering India’s maritime strategy, Blue-economy, the Act East Policy, naval engagement in Asia and Africa, multilateral maritime governance architectures, Indian Ocean trade regimes, shipping and maritime infrastructure in Asia, SLOCs security and non-traditional security challenges.

PLAN recalibrating its strategy?

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India’s “undersea wall” in the eastern Indian Ocean

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India and Japan: Reconnecting in the Bay of Bengal

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Chinese warships in the Indian Ocean: Are they a real threat?

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    India’s growing influence and ambition

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    India and the South China Sea dispute

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    Rakhahari Chatterji

    Professor in Political Science, Calcutta University (Retired 2008). Formerly Dean, Faculty of Arts, Calcutta University; Visiting Fellow in Political Science and Associate, Committee on South Asian Studies, University of Chicago; Visiting Fellow

    Avantika Deb

    Avantika Deb is a Research Assistant at the Observer Research Foundation, working on the Indo-Pacific & ASEAN Initiative, as well as the Japan Programme. Her core areas of interest include Japanese Foreign

    Chetan Khanna

    Chetan Khanna works as a Digital Research Assistant at ORF. He is part of the outreach team to step up the online presence. His other areas of interest are internet , sustainability

    Mihir Bhonsale

    Mihir Bhonsale is a Junior Fellow with ORF’s Neighbourhood and Regional Studies Initiative. He is currently working on a research project titled, “Understanding Events on the India-China Border (2003-2015)”. He is the

    Samir Saran

    Samir Saran is Vice President of the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. He spearheads ORF's outreach and business development activities. He curates Raisina Dialogue, India’s annual flagship platform on geopolitics and geo-economic,