China-India Relations, Chinese Foreign Policy, India’s China Policy, Asia-Pacific Security Balance, Northeast Asian Security, Connectivity and Corridors in Trans-Himalayan Region
Ph.D., School of International Studies (SIS), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (2006-07)
- China’s New Asia-Pacific Outreach and India: Foreseeing the Order (Three Years Project: 2016-18)
- India’s Response to China’s Belt & Road Initiative (One-Year Task Force Project)
Dr. Panda is a Research Fellow and Heads the East Asia Centre as Coordinator. He is in the charge of the Centre’s academic and administrative activities, including the Track-II and Track 1.5 dialogues with the Chinese, Japanese and Korean think-tanks and institutes. He is a recipient of V. K. Krishna Menon Memorial Gold Medal (2000) from the Indian Society of International Law & Diplomacy in New Delhi. Dr. Panda is the author of India-China Relations: Politics of Resources, Identity and Authority in a Multipolar World Order (Routledge: 2016).
Dr. Panda is Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Asian Public Policy (Routledge). He is also affiliated (honorary) to the Institute of Transnational Studies (ITS), Germany/Italy.
Dr. Panda is the first South Asian scholar to receive the prestigious East Asia Institute (EAI) fellowship for the year 2016. He has also received a number of prestigious fellowships such as the STINT Asia Fellowship from Sweden, Carole Weinstein Fellowship from the University of Richmond, Virginia, USA; National Science Council (NSC) Visiting Professorship from Taiwan; Visiting Scholar (2012) at University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), USA and Visiting Fellowship from Shanghai Institute of International Studies (SIIS) in Shanghai, China. He has been invited as lead speaker to talks, seminars, conferences and symposiums and have also chaired prominent events.
Dr. Panda has published in leading peer-reviewed journals like Journal of Asian Public Policy (Routledge), Journal of Asian and African Studies (Sage), Asian Perspective (Lynne Reiner), Journal of Contemporary China (Routledge), Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs (Georgetown), Strategic Analyses (Routledge), China Report (Sage), Indian Foreign Affairs Journal (MD Publication), Portuguese Journal of International Affairs (Euro Press) etc.
- India-China Relations: Politics of Resources, Identity and Authority in a Multipolar World Order, Routledge: London & New York, 2016, ISBN: 978-1-138-83359-3 (hard back).
- China’s Path to Power: Party, Military and the Politics of State Transition, Pentagon Security International (Pentagon Press): New Delhi, 2010, ISBN 978-81-8274-482-0.
- China’s Transition Under Xi Jinping, Pentagon Press: New Delhi, 2016, ISBN 978-81-8274-907-8 (hard back).
- India-Taiwan Relations in Asia and Beyond: The Future, Pentagon Press: New Delhi, 2016, ISBN 978-81-8274-904-7 (hard back).
- Revisiting Contemporary South Asia: Politics, Economics and Security, Pentagon Press: New Delhi, 2012, ISBN 978-81-8274-678-7 (hard back). (Co-edited with Klaus Lange and Klara Knapp).
- Towards a New Asian Order, Shipra Publications: New Delhi, 2012, ISBN: 978-81-7541-615-4. (Co-edited with Ali Ahmed and P.K. Singh)
Recent Peer-Reviewed/Refereed Journal Publications
- Narendra Modi’s China Policy: Between Pragmatism and Power Parity, Journal of Asian Public Policy (Routledge), vol.9, no.2, 2016.
- Institutionalizing the African Reach: Reviewing China’s and India’s Multilateral Drive, Journal of Asian and African Studies (Sage), 2016.
- Alignment minus Alliance: India’s China Quandary in Alternate Institution Building, Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs, vol.2, no.1, Spring/Summer 2015, pp. 21-30.
- Future of India-China Boundary: Leadership Holds the Key?, Strategic Analyses, vol. 39, no. 3, 2015, pp. 278-292 (commentary).
- China’s Tryst with the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA): Factoring India and the Indian Ocean, Strategic Analysis (Routledge), vol. 38, no. 5, September-October 2014, pp. 668-687.
- Maritime Silk Road and the India-China Conundrum, Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, vol.9, no.1, Jan.-March 2014, pp. 23-32. (Special Issue: India-China Relations: Conflicting Trends: Also written the debate section in the Introductory Note).
- Factoring the RCEP and the TPP: China, India and the Politics of Regional Integration, Strategic Analysis (Routledge), vol. 38, no.1, 2014, pp. 49-67, ISSN 0970-0161.
- Competing Realities in China-India Multilateral Discourse: Asia’s Enduring Power Rivalry, Journal of Contemporary China (Routledge), vol.22, no.82, July 2013, pp.669-690.
- China and IBSA: Possible BRICS Overreach?, Strategic Analysis, vol.37, no.3, May-June 2013, pp.299-304. (Commentary)
- Beijing’s Perspective on Expansion of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization: India, South Asia and the Spectrum of Opportunities in China’s Open Approach, Asian Perspective (Lynne Rienner), vol.36, no. 3, July-September 2012, pp.493-530.
- A ‘BRICS’ Wall? The Complexity of China-India Multilateral Politics, Indian Foreign Affairs Journal (MD Publications Pvt Ltd), A Quarterly of Association of Indian Diplomats, vol.7, no.2, April-June, 2012, pp.175-194.
- Beijing’s Perspective on UN Security Council Reform: Identity, Activism and Strategy, Portuguese Journal of International Affairs (Euro Press), no.5, spring/summer 2011, pp. 24-36.
- China in SAARC: Evaluating PRC’s Institutional Engagement and Regional Designs, China Report (Sage), vol.46, no.3, August 2010.
Chapters in Peer-Reviewed/Refereed Edited Volumes (Select)
- “India’s Modi-fied Africa Policy: A Non-China Centric Advance”, in Eckart Woertz (ed.), Reconfiguration of the Global South: Africa and Latin America in the ‘Asian Century’, Routledge, London and New York, 2017.
- “India in East Asia: Reviewing the Role of a Security Provider”, in S.D. Muni and Vivek Chadha (eds.), Asian Strategic Review 2015: India As A Security Provider, Pentagon Press and Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, pp. 213-229, ISBN 978-81-8274-825-5.
- “India’s Security Outlook and Views on Multilateral Cooperation: The Emerging Asia-Pacific Theater”, in Prospects of Multilateral Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific: To Overcome the Gap of Security Outlooks, NIDS International Symposium on Security Affairs 2013, NIDS, Japan, October 2014, pp. 69-86.
- ‘India and the Emerging Global Order: Rationalizing a Developing Worldview?’, in Bo Huldt, Pekka Sivonen, Tomas Ries and Camilla Huldt (eds.), The Emerging Global Security Environment, (Strategic Yearbook 2012-13, Swedish National Defence College, Sweden & National Defence University, Finland, 2013, pp. 91-115.
- ‘Deliberating a “Cross-Regional” Perspective: China, India and the Emerging World Order’, in Victor F.S. Sit (ed.), China-India Cooperation Prospects, Enrich Professional Publishing: Singapore, 2013, pp.241-258.
- ‘Emerging Powers: China and India in BRICS’, in S.D. Muni and Vivek Chadha (eds.), Asian Strategic Review, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) & Pentagon Press, New Delhi, 2013, pp. 107-124.
- ‘BRICs, China and the emerging world order: is the PRC writing a new global script?’, in Jan Wouters, Tanguy de Wilde, Pierre Defraigne, and Jean-Christophe Defraigne (eds.) China, the European Union and Global Governance, Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc.: UK, 2013, pp.311-324.
- ‘India, SCO and the Evolving Regional Multilateral Order: Explaining New Delhi’s Regional Vision’, in Pierre Chabal (ed.), The SCO’s Impact on Region-Building in Asia, L’impact de I’OCS sur la construction de I’Asie, LGDJ, Paris (French), 2013.
Monographs/Institutional Papers (Peer-Reviewed/Refereed)
- BRICS and the China-India Construct: A New World Order in Making?, IDSA Monograph, IDSA: New Delhi 2013.
- China’s ‘New Multilateralism’ and the ‘Rise of BRICS’: Realist Interpretation of a Multipolar World Order, Asia Paper (ISDP, Stockholm), February 2011.