Pratnashree Basu

Associate Fellow

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Pratnashree Basu is an Associate Fellow with ORF's Neighbourhood Regional Studies Initiative and Maritime Initiative. She is currently part of the project ‘India’s Maritime Connectivity’ and was worked previously on the three-year project - ‘Proximity to Connectivity: India and its Eastern and Southeastern Neighbours.’ She also works on maritime politics in the Indian Ocean and the South and East China Seas. She has been the Associate Editor of the South China Sea Monitor, a monthly bulletin collating the key issues and developments in the region and co-coordinator of the China Weekly and South Asia Weekly monitors.

Her recent publications include: A Special Report titled Inadia's Maritime Connectivity: Importance of the Bay of Bengal [ORF: Kolkata, 2018, co-authored] and a Special Report titled India’s connectivity with its Himalayan Neighbours: Possibilities and Challenges (ORF: New Delhi, 2017, co-authored). A chapter titled "Negotiating the Asian Transformation" in the book Asia in Transition (Knowledge World Publications 2016. She has also been a Guest Lecturer at Gurudas College (University of Calcutta), the American Library, Kolkata, and a Research Assistant in a study involving women's human rights cases under Dr. Tamara Relis (Research Fellow at The London School of Economics and Political Science and also Columbia University Law School).


  • Indo-Pacific – Maritime Politics
  • Neighbourhood - India's Connectivity East

Current Position(s)

Associate Fellow, Neighbourhood Regional Studies Initiative and Maritime Initiative, ORF Kolkata

Past Position(s)

Guest Lecturer, Gurudas College, University of Calcutta


MPhil, International Relations, Jadavpur University