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Prashant Kumar Singh

Associate Fellow
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Joined IDSA

May 2009


  1. Ph.D. (2009), Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS), School of International Studies (SIS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.
  2. M.Phil. (2003), Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS), School of International Studies (SIS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.
  3. One Semester, Chinese Mandarin (2014), National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taipei (Taiwan).
  4. One Year Diploma in Mandarin Chinese (2011-2012), Tamkang University, Taipei (Taiwan).
  5. UGC-National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship in Political Science (1999).
  6. M.A. (2000), Agra College, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra, (U.P.)

Area of Interest

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh follows strategic and domestic affairs of China. He has special interest in state and society in Taiwan.

Current Project

Foreign Relations and Security in Xi Jinping’s Chinese Dream.

Fellowship/Scholarship/Research Grant

  1. Centre for Chinese Studies (CCS) Grant for Foreign Scholars, National Central Library, Taipei; Duration: October-December 2016 (Three Months).
  2. Taiwan Fellowship 2014; Duration: September-December 2014 (Four Months).
  3. National Huayu Enrichment Scholarship, Taiwan, 2011-12; Duration: September 2011-August 2012 (One Year).


  1. Field-Trip to Taiwan, Sponsored by the ICSSR, New Delhi; Duration: June-July 2013 (One Month).
  2. Field-Trip to China, Sponsored by the IDSA and the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), New Delhi; Duration: May-June 2011 (21 Days).

Conference/Seminar/Lecture/Talk/Discussant (Abroad)

  1. "Modi's Foreign Policy", Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) , Taipei, Taiwan, 19 December 2016.
  2. "New Southbound Policy: A New Horizon for India-Taiwan Relations", Centre for Chinese Studies (CCS), National Central Library (NCL), Taipei, Taiwan, 13 December 2016.
  3. External Discussant, “South Korea-India Relations under Modi and Park Geun-hye” presented by Dr. John V. Jojin, The 24th Annual Convention on Sino-Korean Relations, National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taipei, Taiwan, 10 December 2016.
  4. “India-Taiwan Relations: Perceiving New Horizon”, Center for Studies on South Asia and the Middle East, National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), Taichung, Taiwan, 15 November 2016
  5. “China’s Grand Strategy and Military Doctrine, and Implications for India”, Asia Centre, Paris, France, 27 September 2016
  6. “International and Regional Context and the Impacts on India-Vietnam Cooperation in Culture, Education, Training, Science and Technology”, Thai Nguyen University, Thai Nguyen, Vietnam, 26 August 2016
  7. “India’s “Act East” and India-Vietnam Relations”, Centre for Indian Studies, Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, Hanoi, Vietnam, 25 August 2016
  8. “Indo-Pacific Maritime Security and Cooperation: Opportunities and Challenges”, CIIS, Beijing, China, 19 April 2016
  9. “An Appraisal of Ma Ying-jeou’s East China Peace Initiative”, Council of Advanced Policy Studies (CAPS), Taipei, 6 November 2014
  10. “Triangularity in India-Japan-China Relations: An Indian Perspective', Chung-hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER), Taipei, November 28, 2014.
  11. “India-Taiwan Relations: Enhancing People-to-People Relations”, National Central Library, Taipei, Taiwan, October 3, 2014.
  12. “Triangularity in India-Japan-China Relations and the Modi Government”, Taiwan Think Tank, Taipei Taiwan, September 19, 2014.
  13. Official attendee at “The PLA ‘Prepares for Military Struggle’ in the Information Age: Changing Threats, Doctrine, and Combat Capabilities”, NDU-RAND-CAPS, Taipei, 14-15 November 2013
  14. “India-China Relations”, Institute for International Relations (IIR), National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taipei, Taiwan, July 10, 2013.
  15. “India-China Relations”, Council of Advanced Policy Studies (CAPS), Taipei, Taiwan, July 5, 2013.
  16. “The Contemporary Issues and Debates in Indian Politics and Society”, College of Business, Tamkang University, New Taipei City, Taiwan, 28 May, 2012.

Language Known

Hindi, English and Mandarin Chinese (High School/Intermediate level)


Monograph (Peer-Reviewed and Refereed):

  1. Prashant Kumar Singh, Changing Contexts of Chinese Military Strategy and Doctrine, IDSA Monograph Series, No. 49, New Delhi, February 2016, ISBN: 978-93-82169-60-4: pp. 1-175.
  2. Prashant Kumar Singh, Transforming India-Taiwan Relations: New Perspectives, IDSA Monograph Series, No. 35, New Delhi, April 2014, ISBN: 978-93-82169-36-9: pp. 1-158.

Article (Peer-Reviewed and Refereed):

  1. Prashant Kumar Singh, “Can Taiwan Talk ‘Political’ with the Mainland?’, Strategic Analysis (Routledge, ISSN 0970-0161), Volume 39, No. 3, May-June 2015: pp. 254-273.
  2. Prashant Kumar Singh, “Rereading Mao's Military Thinking”, Strategic Analysis (Routledge, ISSN 0970-0161), Volume 37, No. 5, September-October 2013: pp.558-580.
  3. Prashant Kumar Singh, “China’s Military Diplomacy: Investigating its Participation in UN Peacekeeping”, Strategic Analysis (Routledge, ISSN 0970-0161), Volume 35, Issue 5, September 2011: pp. 793-818.
  4. Prashant Kumar Singh, “China – Bangladesh Relations: Acquiring a Life of Their Own”, China Report (Sage ISSN: 0009-4455), Volume 46, No. 3, August 2010: pp. 267-283.

Article and Book-Chapter Published after Presentation in Conference/Seminar/Talk/Lecture

  1. Prashant Kumar Singh, “Taiwan: A Forgotten Frontier of India’s “Act East”?”, in J.P. Panda (ed.) India-Taiwan Relations in Asia and Beyond, Pentagon Press (ISBN 978-81-8274-904-7), New Delhi: pp. 19-36.
  2. Prashant Kumar Singh, “Triangularity in India-China-Japan Relations: An Indian Perspective”, ASEAN Outlook 010 (Online Journal available at, December 2014, Taiwan ASEAN Studies Center, Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER), Taipei: pp. 51-67 (Board Reviewed Article).

Select Regular Article and Book-Chapter

  1. Prashant Kumar Singh, “North Korea: An Advance Frontier of India’s “Act East”?”, Special Feature, IDSA, December 01, 2015 (Online).

Book-Chapter (Peer-Reviewed and Refereed):

  1. Prashant Kumar Singh, “China and South Asia: Deepening of Engagement”, in J.P. Panda (ed.), China Year Book 2015, 2016, Pentagon Press (ISBN 978-81-8274-907-8), New Delhi: pp. 277-313
  2. Prashant Kumar Singh, “China’s Relations with Latin America and the Caribbean”, in Prashant Kumar Singh (ed.), China Year Book  2014, 2015, Magnum Books Pvt. Ltd. (ISBN 978-93-82512-26-4), New Delhi: pp. 211-234.
  3. Prashant Kumar Singh, “Cross-Strait Relations in 2013”, in Naval Jagota (ed.) China Year Book  2013, 2014, Magnum Books Pvt. Ltd. (ISBN 978-93-82512-24-0), New Delhi: pp. 113-127.
  4. Prashant Kumar Singh, “China across the Geographies in 2012”, in Rukmani Gupta (ed.), China Year Book 2012, 2013 Magnum Books Pvt. Ltd. (ISBN 978-93-82512-03-5), New Delhi: pp. 75-87.
  5. Prashant Kumar Singh and Rumel Dahiya, “China: Managing India-China Relations”, in  India's Neighbourhood Challenges in Next Two Decades (ed. Rumel Dahiya and Ashok K. Behriya, 2012, Pentagon Security International (ISBN 978-81-8274-687-9), , New Delhi: pp. 55-94.   

Book (Ed.):

  1. Prashant Kumar Singh (ed.), China Year Book 2014, 2015, Magnum Books (ISBN 978-93-82512-26-4), New Delhi.
  2. Ali Ahmed, Jagannath P. Panda, and Prashant Kumar Singh (Ed.), Towards A New Asian Order, 2012, Shipra Publications (ISBN: 978-81-7541-615-4), New Delhi.

Magazine and Newspaper Article:

  1. Prashant Kumar Singh, “The 'One-India Policy' Needs More Thought”, The Diplomat, Tokyo (Japan), 5 November 2014.
  2. Prashant Kumar Singh, “An Overview of Bilateral Mechanisms”, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist, (L.B. Associates), June 2014: pp. XVIII-XX.
  3. Prashant Kumar Singh, “The Challenge for Xi Jinping”, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist (L.B. Associates), November 2012: pp.   51-52.

Issue Brief at IDSA:

  1. When the Taiwanese Came Calling: Chinese Reaction and the Indian Response’, March 03, 2017
  2. 'Cross-Strait Relations: The Lull before the Storm?', November 23, 2016
  3. ‘What the Chinese White-Paper Says on Diao Yu Dao? An Opportunity to Revisit the Issue’, 10 October 2012

Web Article at IDSA:

  1. The Hague Ruling on the South China Sea: Has David Taken Down Goliath’, 14 July 2016
  2. Assessing Power Transition in Taiwan: From KMT to DPP, June 01, 2016
  3. ‘Significance of Japan-Taiwan Fishery Pact’, 1 May 2013
  4. ‘ “Democracy in China: A Debate” ’ (responded by “Democracy in China” by Professor Madhu Bhalla), 7 January 2013
  5. ‘Early Trends from Xi Jinping’s leadership’, December 28, 2012
  6. ‘The Second India-China SED’, 30 November 2012
  7. ‘Decoding the Dalai Lama’s Political Retirement’, 14 March 2011
  8. ‘Revisiting China’s Kashmir Policy’, 1 November 2010
  9. ‘Reflections on the Award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo’, 13 October 2010
  10. ‘China's Denial of Visa to the Indian General: Not So Incomprehensible’, 30 August 2010
  11. ‘Twin Purpose Military Exercises of the Chinese PLA in 2009’, 6 January 2010
  12. ‘The PLA on Diplomatic Front in 2009’, 22 December 2009
  13. ‘The Strategic Aspect of Migration from China’s North-East to Russia’s Far East’, 23 July 2009

Book Review:

  1. P.S. Suryanarayana, Smart Diplomacy: Exploring China-India Synergy, World Century, Hackensack (New Jersey, USA), 2016, Strategic Analysis(Routledge, London, ISSN 0970-0161), Vol. 41, No. 1, January 2017: pp. 124-125.
  2. Tien-sze Fang, Asymmetrical Threat Perceptions in India-China Relations, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2014, Journal of Defence Studies (IDSA with Bloomsbury, New Delhi, ISSN: 0976-1004), Vol. 9, No. 4, October-December 2015: pp. 145-150.
  3. Tayal, Skand R. India and the Republic of Korea: Engaged Democracies, New Delhi, Routledge (ISBN 978-1-138-02036-8), 2014, Tamkang Journal of International Affairs, July 2015: pp. 205 – 210. 
  4. Sudhir T. Devare , Swaran Singh and Reena (ed.), Emerging China: Prospects for Partnership in Asia (Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group, London, New York, New Delhi, 2012, pp. 413, Rs. 995.00), The Book Review (New Delhi ISSN 0970-4175), Volume XXXVIII, No. 12, December 2014: pp. 16-17.
  5. Zheng Wang, Never Forget National Humiliation: Historical Memory in Chinese Politics and Foreign Relations (Columbia University Press, New York, 2012, ISBN 978-0-231-14890-0, XIII+293), Strategic Analysis (Routledge, London, ISSN 0970-0161), Volume 38, No. 1, January 2014: pp. 122-24. 
  6. Roy Kamphausen, David Lai and Travis Tanner (eds.), Learning by Doing: The PLA Trains at Home and Abroad (Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) Book, November 2012, p. 239,(, ISBN 1-58487-552-6), Journal of Defence Studies (IDSA with Bloomsbury, New Delhi, ISSN: 0976-1004), Vol. 7, No. 3, July–September 2013, pp. 173–177.
  7. Jagannath P. Panda, China’s Path to Power: Party, Military and the Politics of State Transition (Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses: Pentagon Security Council (New Delhi), 2010, p. 234, price Rs. 695. ISBN 978-81-8274-482-0), Journal of Defence Studies (IDSA, New Delhi, ISSN: 0976-1004), Volume 5, No. 1, January 2011: pp. 161-162.
  8. Maroof Raza (Ed.), Confronting Terrorism (India: Viking/Penguin Books, 2009, ISBN 9780670083695, pp. 201, price Rs 450), India Quarterly: A Journal of International Affairs (Sage, London, ISSN: 0974-9284), March 2011, Vol. 67, No. 1: pp. 81-84.
  9. James A. Russell and James J. Wirtz (editors), Globalization and WMD Proliferation: Terrorism, Transnational Networks, and International Security, published in CBW Magazine: Journal on Chemical and Biological Weapons (IDSA, New Delhi, ISSN: 0974-0619), Volume 2 Number 4, July-September 2009,: pp. 37-38.
  10. Trevor N Bellingham (editor), New Topics on Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism, & Preparedness, published in CBW Magazine: Journal on Chemical and Biological Weapons (IDSA, New Delhi, ISSN: 0974-0619), Volume 3 Number 1, October-December 2009: pp. 28-30.

Book Summary:

  1. John Quigley, The Ruses for War: American Interventionism since World War II (First Indian Edition: 2008), published in Journal of Defence Studies, Volume 4, No. 2, April 2010.

Publications at IDSA