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India and the Malacca conundrum
Aug 14, 2020

India and the Malacca conundrum

Delhi sides with the U.S. and Japan vis a vis China in this strategic strait. But it needs substantial improvements.

India and the U.K.: Crafting a new legacy
Apr 12, 2022

India and the U.K.: Crafting a new legacy

Despite the challenge posed by the war, the India-U.K. relationship has been on an upward trajectory

India and the world
Mar 02, 2021

India and the world

Indian elites still remain nervous when it comes to engaging the United States

India and the ‘Quad’: Forging an innovative approach
Nov 21, 2018

India and the ‘Quad’: Forging an innovative approach

India needs to be innovative in dealing with challenges and leveraging opportunities that arrangements like the Quad present.

India Announces Republic Day Chief Guest: French President Emmanuel Macron
Jan 05, 2024

India Announces Republic Day Chief Guest: French President Emmanuel Macron

New Delhi and Paris have a lot in common in terms of their strategic perspectives on a free, open, inclusive, and prosperous Indo-Pacific.

India as the strongest link to counter China
Jul 12, 2021

India as the strongest link to counter China

India has emerged as the focal point of global attention as the search for a new balance of power in the Indo-Pacific gathers steam.

India at the Centre of the Indian Ocean Submarine Cable Network: Trusted Connectivity in Practice
Apr 06, 2023

India at the Centre of the Indian Ocean Submarine Cable Network: Trusted Connectivity in Practice

India is on its way to becoming “the Saudi Arabia of data”. This brief argues that India enjoys unmatched advantages of demography, economy, and geography and could be a hub of the submarine cable network that would facilitate the transport of data across the Indian Ocean. India’s public and private sectors should leverage these advantages to push the country to the centrestage of connectivity across the region and beyond. India’s

India Calibrates its South China Sea Approach
Jul 19, 2021

India Calibrates its South China Sea Approach

India has historically taken a neutral position in the disputes along the South China Sea involving China and countries of Southeast Asia, even as the tensions have threatened the security in the region. In more recent times, however, there has been a noticeable change in India’s stance. This brief ponders this shift: the rationale behind India’s responses vis-à-vis the disputes, and their implications on the country’s ‘Act East’ and

India calling with quite a lot of trade in mind
Feb 05, 2022

India calling with quite a lot of trade in mind

A ‘new age’ free trade deal with India remains critical in anchoring the United Kingdom economically to the Indo-Pacific

India Commissions Latest Aircraft Carrier
Sep 06, 2022

India Commissions Latest Aircraft Carrier

While the Vikrant’s commissioning definitely boosts India’s naval capabilities, the overall trend in naval power is clearly shifting away from India.

India emerging as a credible maritime player in Southeast Asia
May 16, 2023

India emerging as a credible maritime player in Southeast Asia

Tensions between the Southeast Asian claimant countries and China have been on the rise in the South China Sea despite negotiations

India expands diplomatic efforts amid border standoff with China
Jun 05, 2020

India expands diplomatic efforts amid border standoff with China

For New Delhi, the pressure from an unrelenting China is pushing India farther away — and leading it to deepen its security partnerships.

India has a bigger worry than LAC. China now expanding military footprint in Indian Ocean
Jun 12, 2020

India has a bigger worry than LAC. China now expanding military footprint in Indian Ocean

The Navy needs a strategy of distant power projection. By employing a plan for sustained presence in the Western Pacific, New Delhi can show its resolve to Beijing.

India in APEC? Hanging between rhetoric and reality
May 07, 2019

India in APEC? Hanging between rhetoric and reality

The case for India’s membership to the APEC is not as sound as it seems at first glance. Two gaps exist that must be squared away by both India and existing APEC member economies.

India in Central and Eastern Europe: From Non-Alignment to Multi–Alignment
Sep 13, 2021

India in Central and Eastern Europe: From Non-Alignment to Multi–Alignment

India and the Central and Eastern European countries can work together towards a rules-based international order

India Inc. in ASEAN: Reclaiming its receding footprint
May 23, 2023

India Inc. in ASEAN: Reclaiming its receding footprint

Has India’s free trade agreement with the 10-member Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) spurred India Inc.’s globalising drive eastwards? This region, after all, has recently emerged as a major destination for investments from Japan – which is widening its options due to its conflicts with China – and the US, with its so-called ‘pivot to Asia’. India’s Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with ASEAN, which kicked off in January 20

India is dangerously close to becoming an also-ran
Sep 18, 2019

India is dangerously close to becoming an also-ran

The Modi government can choose to be part of a massive Indo-Pacific trading bloc, or succumb to isolationism. China complicates the choice.

India is not a bystander in the AUKUS saga
Sep 25, 2021

India is not a bystander in the AUKUS saga

Observers in New Delhi profess mixed feelings — some joy for Australia, but more commiseration with France

India may be upset by Australian decision on 457 visa, but shouldn’t be equally short-sighted
Apr 24, 2017

India may be upset by Australian decision on 457 visa, but shouldn’t be equally short-sighted

India and Australia are at the centre of a strategic flux in the Indo-Pacific.

India must make the most of its geopolitical sweet spot
Sep 16, 2022

India must make the most of its geopolitical sweet spot

Never before has India story looked more credible than it does today with the world in turmoil and India standing out as a beacon of hope.

India must prepare for a conflict over Taiwan
Aug 04, 2023

India must prepare for a conflict over Taiwan

India needs to consider the political and military consequences of a potential Chinese invasion of Taiwan and formulate a policy to support Taiwan's freedom

India must take the lead in the AI norms race
Mar 20, 2019

India must take the lead in the AI norms race

As Beijing sets its sights on dominance of the seas, it is also working to enhance its deep sea capabilities through “intelligentised” (智能) mi

India needs a strategic and not a reactive approach towards China
May 11, 2023

India needs a strategic and not a reactive approach towards China

A comprehensive strategy vis-á-vis China is instrumental for India to act as a bridge between the democratic camp and the Global South

India unshackled from Pakistan is good news
Feb 01, 2023

India unshackled from Pakistan is good news

A mix of marginalisation, mobilisation and militarisation has helped Delhi take away a key facet of Pakistan’s outreach, allowing India to be more ambitious on the regional and global stage

India wants a Quad to counteract China's expanding influence
Jan 25, 2018

India wants a Quad to counteract China's expanding influence

The Quad's real problem is the absence of a plan to counter China's smart-strategy in South Asia that combines economic activity with benign naval presence.

India, ASEAN Hold First Maritime Exercises
May 16, 2023

India, ASEAN Hold First Maritime Exercises

India has long used its navy to build ties with maritime nations in the Indo-Pacific, but this exercise steps up collaboration by tying up with ASEAN as a group.

India, China and the Global Chessboard
Sep 25, 2023

India, China and the Global Chessboard

Trudeau may have rolled the dice but India will now have a big role in determining how it falls.

India, China, and developments in the Persian Gulf
Mar 20, 2023

India, China, and developments in the Persian Gulf

The growing presence of China and India in the Persian Gulf indicates the prospects of power relations between regional, continental, and global actor

India, Europe, and the Bay of Bengal: Converging maritime security interests
Apr 03, 2023

India, Europe, and the Bay of Bengal: Converging maritime security interests

Maritime security in the Bay of Bengal can provide ground for convergence among European players and India, especially in the Indo-Pacific context

India, France Conclude Garuda Exercise 2022
Nov 19, 2022

India, France Conclude Garuda Exercise 2022

The strong strategic and political foundation as well as the trust between India and France provide for accelerated defense and security ties in the coming years.

India, Japan, and the Dragon’s Fire: Making the Quad Work
Aug 14, 2023

India, Japan, and the Dragon’s Fire: Making the Quad Work

Since the 2000s, the security situation around Japan has changed as China has escalated its activities in the Indo-Pacific area. As such, the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) has an important role to play in the resolution of this issue. This brief seeks to understand the features of China's territorial expansion, how the Quad can respond to this situation, and what issues it should anticipate in the future.

India-Australia security relations: They’ve only just begun
Oct 20, 2020

India-Australia security relations: They’ve only just begun

It’s fashionable to be pessimistic about the India-Australia partnership, but in fact it is steadily improving.

India-Australia Ties: Assessing Jaishankar’s Australia Trip
Oct 13, 2022

India-Australia Ties: Assessing Jaishankar’s Australia Trip

India and Australia’s relationship has progressed remarkably, underscoring shared concerns in the Indo-Pacific.

India-France Agree on Space Security Dialogue
Sep 07, 2021

India-France Agree on Space Security Dialogue

India has held such dialogues with the U.S. and Japan in the past.

India-France Naval Exercise: Growing Strategic Synergy
May 14, 2021

India-France Naval Exercise: Growing Strategic Synergy

France has emerged as one of India’s closest strategic partners and the relationship is likely to bloom further in the coming years.

India-Japan Partnership in Third Countries: A Study of Bangladesh and Myanmar
Apr 19, 2021

India-Japan Partnership in Third Countries: A Study of Bangladesh and Myanmar

As the Indo-Pacific region takes centrestage in international affairs, various stakeholder countries are engaging in different forms of economic and strategic cooperation. While such cooperation is implemented largely through bilateral or multilateral forums, certain countries are partnering to promote infrastructure connectivity in third countries across the region. This brief explores one such partnership that holds promise—that of Indi

India-Japan ‘Dharma Guardian’ Exercise
Mar 27, 2024

India-Japan ‘Dharma Guardian’ Exercise

Military engagements between India and Japan have been on a steady growth path that mirrors the shared political and strategic goals of Delhi and Tokyo.

India-Pakistan dynamics after Balakot: A different deterrence equation?
Mar 25, 2020

India-Pakistan dynamics after Balakot: A different deterrence equation?

Even before coming to office in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had implied that his government would address Pakistan-sponsored terrorism differently.

India-Thailand Joint Commission: Prospects for improved bilateral ties
Aug 24, 2022

India-Thailand Joint Commission: Prospects for improved bilateral ties

While celebrating the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Thailand, new bilateral areas to further expand

India-UK ties amid British political flux
Jul 03, 2024

India-UK ties amid British political flux

India’s ties with the UK are at an interesting crossroads. Regardless of the direction taken, relations seem poised to move in an upward trajectory

India-US cooperation in SA: Beyond what meets the eye
May 06, 2024

India-US cooperation in SA: Beyond what meets the eye

India, the world’s largest democracy, and the United States (US), the world’s oldest democracy, are heading to elections this year. The elections come when both democracies are increasing their cooperation in South Asia (SA) to maintain a ‘free and open’ Indo-Pacific and push back against an assertive and aggressive China.

India-US Defence Trade Continuity Under Trump
May 12, 2023

India-US Defence Trade Continuity Under Trump

This brief explores the factors informing the Donald Trump administration’s continuity on the US’s defence trade with India. The administration’s impetus to maintain US-India defence trade stems from factors like the ‘reverse revolving door’ policy that has increased the influence of US defence contractors, its ‘Buy American’ policy to boost US arms exports, and defence trade being construed as an incremental means to correct the bi