Priya Suresh

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India a vital player in South China Sea

South China Sea is one of the most difficult and contentious maritime conflicts in the Asia Pacific. Several scholars have echoed the sentiments that the South China Sea conflict would be worst case threat to peace and stability in the...

Northeast Asia looks at India

The Geo-strategic significance of Northeast Asia dates back to the cold war  period  and continues to be relevant even in the current context. The region houses several important powers like China, Japan, the Koreas and there is a strong presence...

China’s interest in Southeast Asia: Implications for India

China’s interest in Southeast Asia: China’s policy towards Southeast Asia can be termed as one of competition and colloboration. Traditional determinants like geography, cold war ideology, domestic and ethnic politics have been the binding factors in China-Southeast Asia relations. Placing...

China deploys missiles to contested South China sea islands

China has recently deployed the  advance surface-to-air missile system to one of its contested islands in the South China Sea. The recent satellite images show tow batteries of eight surface-t0-air missile launchers as well as radar system on woody island,...

What is Pyongyang’s goal

  As the UN Security Council condemns the North Korean act of aggression, several countries including South Korea, United States have condemned this dastardly action. North Korea on several occasions had committed to abandon its nuclear programme. But despite the...

Is Xi Jinping heir to Deng Xiaoping

China’s meteoric rise  over the decades has been inevitable. It is but appropriate to say that vision of individual leaders has led to this glorified modernization. The leader who has been synonymous to  transformation  in China was none other than...

India-Pakistan Rendezvous: Will terrorist attack destabilize the relation

  Prime Minister Modi has called for a prompt and decisive action against those involved in the terror attack at Pathankot air base. Speaking to Prime Minster Nawaz Sheriff, Modi expressed his grave concern on the terror activities on the...

Start -up India

Prime Minster Modi on 16 January 2016 started the new government  initiative called “Start-up India”. This initiative is a venture towards new enterprises and investments in India. This initiative is a movement to bolster innovative new ventures in India. The...

India-Afghanistan Relations: The Way Forward

The iconic short story “Kabuliwallah” by Tagore and the interpretations on the land beyond mountains and imaginations have shaped the India and Afghanistan relations from the past to the present.  “Bound by thousand ties and million memories”, the relations between...

India’s Pacific Ambition

In many ways India is not a traditional or a significant power in the Asia Pacific region, but today India is making a concerted effort to look eastwards. There is a divided opinion on India’s Pacific ambition, while some call...
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