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A case for India-Australia climate and human security cooperation in the Pacific Islands
May 16, 2023

A case for India-Australia climate and human security cooperation in the Pacific Islands

While both India and Australia aim to consolidate their strategic presence in the region, the development of security in the Pacific through aid and d

Assessing the Achievements and Challenges of EU-India Cybersecurity Cooperation
Feb 27, 2024

Assessing the Achievements and Challenges of EU-India Cybersecurity Cooperation

The European Union’s (EU) and India’s paths towards becoming “cyber powers” could hardly be more different. The EU has a long tradition of protecting personal privacy rights and patents, while urging to enhance multilateral norms on cyberspace. India’s thinking on cybersecurity has continuously been boosted by the cyber threats emerging from China and Pakistan. It has further been shaped by India’s domestic Information Technology indu

Beyond the Quad: Booming Security Cooperation Efforts in the Indo-Pacific
Jan 16, 2023

Beyond the Quad: Booming Security Cooperation Efforts in the Indo-Pacific

New defense and security cooperation efforts are springing up across the Indo-Pacific, between some Quad members and those outside the grouping.

Breaking Glass Ceiling? Mapping EU-India Security Cooperation
May 11, 2023

Breaking Glass Ceiling? Mapping EU-India Security Cooperation

This year marks the 15th year since India and the European Union (EU) agreed on a Strategic Partnership in 2004. Over the years, despite robust bilateral relations between individual European states and India, the EU-India relations have largely been in the area of potential rather than accomplishment. This brief evaluates the emerging security partnership by focusing on three key areas, viz. peacekeeping, nuclear issues, and maritime security. I

From sea to space: India and France deepen security cooperation
Mar 15, 2018

From sea to space: India and France deepen security cooperation

Underlying all practical steps between India and France is a shared strategic vision, particularly driven by the strategic uncertainties around China’s rise and its growing assertiveness.

India and Saudi Arabia: The Scope for Greater Security Cooperation
Aug 23, 2023

India and Saudi Arabia: The Scope for Greater Security Cooperation

Saudi Arabia and India recently signed a defence cooperation agreement, signalling a shift in ties. This issue brief looks at the importance of Indo-Saudi relations from a geopolitical perspective, outlines the trajectory of their bilateral defence partnership, and emphasises the symbiotic nature of their relations and the increasing scope for greater cooperation.

India-US homeland security cooperation in the time of Modi and Trump
Aug 29, 2017

India-US homeland security cooperation in the time of Modi and Trump

Bilateral ties between India and the United States have strengthened remarkably in recent years and nowhere has cooperation been greater than in the area of security. Despite certain divergences, both countries realise that there is a need for cooperation in combating terrorism to keep their homelands safe from extremist threats. Ever since the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May 2014, India has invested political capital in improving

India’s evolving subregional approach to security cooperation
Nov 30, 2020

India’s evolving subregional approach to security cooperation

The subregional approach has been providing Delhi the opportunity to experiment with new arrangements in building security cooperation with its neighb

Japan-Australia strengthening their security cooperation
Dec 05, 2022

Japan-Australia strengthening their security cooperation

The recently revised joint declaration between Japan and Australia seeks to further boost their relations

Sri Lanka and India: From non-traditional threats to security cooperation
Nov 08, 2022

Sri Lanka and India: From non-traditional threats to security cooperation

India is growing wary of the security threats posed by non-traditional sources from Sri Lanka

Strengthening Vietnam-Japan Security Cooperation
Sep 05, 2013

Strengthening Vietnam-Japan Security Cooperation

China's increased assertiveness in the South China Sea has been pushing Japan and Vietnam towards greater security cooperation. Bilateral security cooperation has been increasing.

Subregional Security Cooperation: An Exploratory Study of India’s Approach
Sep 14, 2020

Subregional Security Cooperation: An Exploratory Study of India’s Approach

Subregional economic cooperation has become a prioritised agenda in India’s neighbourhood policy. Policymakers and scholars increasingly conceptualise subregions in the neighbourhood to promote economic and connectivity cooperation. However, the subregional notion is rarely discussed in the context of security cooperation. This raises an important question regarding the subregional approach, or its lack thereof, in building security cooperation

The core of security cooperation in BIMSTEC: Maritime Domain Awareness
Jun 29, 2022

The core of security cooperation in BIMSTEC: Maritime Domain Awareness

The importance of the Maritime Domain Awareness is being realised as the Bay is facing security concerns.

The emergence of “coalitions of the willing” and impact on practical security cooperation in Southeast Asia
Dec 14, 2021

The emergence of “coalitions of the willing” and impact on practical security cooperation in Southeast Asia

Despite the varied opinions of the ASEAN countries with regard to AUKUS, it would have to learn to co-exist and cooperate on regional security issues

US-Vietnam security cooperation: One step at a time
Aug 08, 2013

US-Vietnam security cooperation: One step at a time

Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang's recent visit to Washington crystallised cooperation on non-traditional security matters such as counter-terrorism, and enhancing maritime security, which will not raise red flags in Beijing. Significantly, the meeting avoided the more militaristic features of national security.

A moment for Asian solidarity
Oct 09, 2013

A moment for Asian solidarity

A strong alignment between India and Indonesia holds the key to Delhi's much-vaunted "strategic autonomy" and Jakarta's quest for a "dynamic equilibrium" in Asia. It will also set the template for India's security cooperation with other regional powers in Asia.

Actualising US-India cooperation on homeland security
Nov 27, 2019

Actualising US-India cooperation on homeland security

New Delhi and Washington must seek the compartmentalisation of homeland security cooperation by delinking progress on HSPD-6 agreement from divergence

Africa Summit: Between talk and action
Oct 27, 2015

Africa Summit: Between talk and action

During the UPA years, Delhi often proclaimed itself as a "net security provider" in the Indian Ocean and beyond. Modi has certainly put security cooperation at the very heart of his regional diplomacy. But the institutional framework in Delhi for such cooperation remains to be developed.

ASEAN Solidarity Exercise: Is it sending a strong message to China?
Oct 16, 2023

ASEAN Solidarity Exercise: Is it sending a strong message to China?

Contrary to prevailing beliefs, the ASEAN exercise was aimed at highlighting ASEAN unity and initiating maritime security collaboration among its memb

Building a case for stronger counter-terrorism ties between India and Africa
Nov 17, 2020

Building a case for stronger counter-terrorism ties between India and Africa

Both India and Africa strongly acknowledge that peace and security is intrinsically linked to development, and that terrorism poses the biggest threat

Can the Western Indian Ocean region be a game changer for India?
Mar 11, 2019

Can the Western Indian Ocean region be a game changer for India?

The Western Indian Ocean region’s geographical proximity and its rich natural resources, provides India with a great opportunity to increase its mar

Decoding India’s Priorities at the SCO: Connectivity, Counterterrorism, and Afghanistan
Aug 09, 2023

Decoding India’s Priorities at the SCO: Connectivity, Counterterrorism, and Afghanistan

As an emerging power in the current multipolar global order, India can use the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to protect, promote, and project its geostrategic and geoeconomic interests. The SCO is also a platform for India to reaffirm its commitment to revive and deepen its centuries-old civilisational, spiritual, and cultural ties with other member countries. This paper explores India's priorities at the SCO, chiefly connectivity, coun

Finish what you started
Jul 22, 2013

Finish what you started

As Delhi and Washington try to develop separate, special relationships with Beijing, there is a danger of misreading each other's intentions. Both India and the US want a secure Afghanistan and moderate Pakistan, but their approaches are not always in sync. An honest conversation between Joe Biden and the Indian leaders is critical at this juncture to prevent misperceptions from derailing India-US security cooperation in Asia.

Forging a strategic ‘Gateway’: The Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea
Nov 18, 2020

Forging a strategic ‘Gateway’: The Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea

Security cooperation is intrinsic to a ‘Gateway’ to ensure the safety of stakeholders as well as their efforts at collaboration.

India and a Stable Indo-Pacific: Managing Maritime Security Challenges in the Bay of Bengal
Mar 27, 2024

India and a Stable Indo-Pacific: Managing Maritime Security Challenges in the Bay of Bengal

India has the longest coastline in the Bay of Bengal, making it critical for the country to manage maritime security challenges in this space. However, given the transnational nature of most maritime threats, India must cooperate with other Bay littorals and the major powers to address these issues. The Bay of Bengal is a vital part of the Indo-Pacific geostrategic construct, and a secure Bay is fundamental to a stable Indo-Pacific. By addressing

India, Bangladesh cooperation vital for peace and stability in the region
Oct 23, 2017

India, Bangladesh cooperation vital for peace and stability in the region

Started in 2009, the India-Bangladesh Security Dialogue provides a platform to discuss issues pertaining to bilateral relations and security cooperation.

India, the EU and the Future of Multilateralism
Jan 26, 2022

India, the EU and the Future of Multilateralism

India and the EU must explore new avenues for greater political and security cooperation to protect the world’s public goods

India-Myanmar naval diplomacy
Mar 12, 2013

India-Myanmar naval diplomacy

In an important advance in the bilateral security cooperation between Delhi and Yangon, two naval vessels from Myanmar have arrived in Vishakhapatnam for joint exercises. While India's naval diplomacy with Myanmar is headed in the right direction, Delhi needs to step up the pace of cooperation.

India’s expanding programme of joint military exercises
Dec 22, 2022

India’s expanding programme of joint military exercises

In recent times, India has extensively expanded its security partnerships. But will this kind of security cooperation suffice for India’s requiremen

Intelligence alliances and the counterintelligence challenge
Apr 18, 2024

Intelligence alliances and the counterintelligence challenge

While taking a leading role within various regional intelligence-sharing mechanisms, India must be wary of the counterintelligence risks that are pres

Jamaat-e-Islami in Bangladesh elections: Diverging perceptions of India and the US
Oct 04, 2023

Jamaat-e-Islami in Bangladesh elections: Diverging perceptions of India and the US

The return of Jamaat-e-Islami to Bangladesh’s political scene can be seen as a result of the US’s effort to steer democracy but it is likely to af

Myanmar's transition process and India-Myanmar relations
Jul 13, 2015

Myanmar's transition process and India-Myanmar relations

A question that merits a sharper assessment is the impact of Myanmar's transition process on India-Myanmar relations. Security cooperation between the two countries since Myanmar's transition has definitely scaled up. The most visible demonstration is Indian Army's recent cross-border operation.

Oceania: A bolder Australia with Trump in Asia
Nov 02, 2020

Oceania: A bolder Australia with Trump in Asia

The ongoing US-China tensions have put middle-power countries like Australia in a tough spot. Australians are also widely rejecting Trump’s “Ameri

Prospects for India, Ghana defence, military, and civil nuclear cooperation
Jul 17, 2019

Prospects for India, Ghana defence, military, and civil nuclear cooperation

New avenues — fighting terrorism, nuclear energy for civilian purpose, trade in small arms — presents Ghana and India with opportunities to streng

Quad Summit Indicates Growing Strength
May 26, 2022

Quad Summit Indicates Growing Strength

The latest Quad meeting underscored continued growth, but when will the four countries seriously confront the matter of direct security cooperation?

Quad Vadis? A Risk Assessment of the Quad’s Emerging Cybersecurity Partnership
Aug 17, 2023

Quad Vadis? A Risk Assessment of the Quad’s Emerging Cybersecurity Partnership

The Quad’s growing effort to shape international norms and rules in the Indo-Pacific is taking place in an environment fraught with multiple challenges. China’s assertive rise as well as internal differences within the group pose significant risks to the plurilateral platform’s mission of creating a free, open, and secure Indo-Pacific. Focusing on the Quad’s cybersecurity cooperation, this brief examines the various internal and e

Saudi Arabia steps up anti-terror fight
Mar 11, 2014

Saudi Arabia steps up anti-terror fight

Over the last few years, Delhi has found Riyadh more forthcoming in tracking down terrorists of concern to India. As the Kingdom enters a more decisive phase in their war against terror, the prospects for security cooperation between India and Saudi Arabia are likely to improve.

Securing Two Oceans: Bolstering India-Australia Defence Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific
Jul 21, 2023

Securing Two Oceans: Bolstering India-Australia Defence Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

Countries such as India and Australia are redefining their Indo-Pacific policies amidst the growing belligerence of China in the region. The two have a common interest in stability, while standing firmly against any militarisation. Their willingness to partner closely with like-minded countries in the Indo-Pacific lays the foundation for stronger defence and security cooperation between the two middle-power democracies and Indian Ocean li

Stepping stones: Is a Seoul-Tokyo rapprochement in the making?
May 26, 2023

Stepping stones: Is a Seoul-Tokyo rapprochement in the making?

The geopolitical realities are proving to be a strong catalyst for improved relations between Japan and South Korea

Strategic implications of Indo-Japanese cooperation on the ‘Asia and Africa growth corridor’
Aug 17, 2023

Strategic implications of Indo-Japanese cooperation on the ‘Asia and Africa growth corridor’

India and Japan’s economic vision is that of an ‘Asia and Africa Growth Corridor’ (AAGC) empowering states to peacefully counter and constrain Chinese revisionism. However, a stable AAGC will depend on enhanced security cooperation and the current rules-based order upheld by the US-led security framework. While current Indian and Japanese engagements in Asia are conducive to successful cooperation, weaker economic and military engagements w

The final burial of non-alignment
Nov 17, 2015

The final burial of non-alignment

India, which clung to non-alignment as its international identity since Independence, had little inclination for defence diplomacy. But now New Delhi is slowly moving away from a fastidious avoidance of military partnerships in the past to making security cooperation an important part of India's foreign relations now.

The Global Security Initiative: China Buttresses its Defence Diplomacy
Jun 18, 2024

The Global Security Initiative: China Buttresses its Defence Diplomacy

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has historically been a key instrument of state power in modern China, from the time founder Mao Zedong famously said that power flows “from the barrel of a gun.” Today, in the era of Xi Jinping, China is strengthening its defence diplomacy through Xi’s so-called Global Security Initiative (GSI) that envisions a growing role for the Party-state’s arms like the PLA and the Ministry of Public Security. T

The Korea-Pacific Islands Summit: Widening the ambit of ROK-PIC ties
Jun 14, 2023

The Korea-Pacific Islands Summit: Widening the ambit of ROK-PIC ties

In light of the growing focus on the Pacific region, South Korea, alongside other nations, has ramped up bilateral ties with PICs by boosting developm