Experts’ Column

While the idea behind India’s Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative seems a product of the ideational continuity of India’s policies in the region, its future relevance is subject to political will, resource backing, and a fair share…

Notably, since the inception of Pakistan in 1947, the roots of democracy have been weak and not permitted to mature by the Military. Every time there was a time to select the highest appointment or…

The historical and geographical narratives weaved around the North-east have been used by anti-state elements to justify secessionist tendencies. On the contrary, the Act East Policy through bilateral engagements and multilateral ties through the ASEAN…

Instead of worrying about the pitfalls of joining the RCEP, New Delhi should use this regional trading bloc to further domestic reforms and remove structural bottlenecks hurting its exports so that it can leave a…

India’s acceptance of ‘ASEAN centrality’ and ASEAN’s recognition of ‘Indo-Pacific’ as the reigning politico-security architecture and India’s important role in it might prove to be the strategic game-changer for the region.

Brig. JS Rajpurohit, Ph.D. November 10, 2019   Image Courtesy: Wikipedia RCEP and India are at crossroads today. The meeting of members of RCEP that took place recently in Bangkok, Thailand, on 04 November 2019…

At the time, when the Indo-pacific is witnessing a feud between the US-Japan and Russo-Chinese power denominations, the mercurial leadership under US President Donald Trump and the realpolitik oriented ambitions of China is luring smaller…

Modi 2.0 regime has coincided with many of geopolitical churnings globally and in Asia pacific particularly. This includes the bi-directional impact of the Indo-pacific strategy with its “free and open” conception of the region primarily…

It appears that Indo-Pacific is slated to encompass multiple security architecture -a web of security partnerships. In addition to the US and China, there exist countries such as India, Australia, Japan, France, and others who…