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P. Stobdan

Ambassador P. Stobdan is Senior Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detail profile.

As China Pushes for a ‘Buddhist’ Globalisation, India Isn’t Making the Most of Its Legacy

May 11, 2017

Senior Fellow, IDSA, Ambassador P Stobdan’s article on China’s plan of Buddhist globalisation, titled ‘As China Pushes for a ‘Buddhist’ Globalisation, India Isn’t Making the Most of Its Legacy’, was published in ‘The wire’ on May 11, 2017.

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Democratization Process in Kazakhstan Unfolds

April 03, 2017

Despite the opacity of Central Asian politics, the course of political change in the region is likely to be smooth, which is also essential for peace and stability within and outside Central Asia.

To deal with China, India needs to return to strategic fundamentals

March 21, 2017

It is time to engage in a dialogue process not just for enhancing strategic trust but also to think more cunningly about how to benefit from China’s riches by gaining access to Chinese credit and technology, and securing markets for Indian products.

Leadership Change in Uzbekistan: An Election Observer’s Impressions

December 26, 2016

While it was difficult to delve into the depth of the country’s internal dynamics, the overall impression one got was that the democratic process is making marked progress, albeit as per Uzbekistan’s own political ethos and traditions.

Optimising Ladakh’s strategic advantage

December 21, 2016

Senior Fellow, IDSA, Ambassador P Stobdan’s article on Ladakh, titled ‘Optimising Ladakh’s strategic advantage’ was published in The Tribune on December 21, 2016.

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Connecting with Central Asia

December 20, 2016

Senior Fellow, IDSA, Ambassador P Stobdan’s article on Central Asia, titled ‘Connecting with Central Asia’ was published ‘The Pioneer’ on December 20, 2016.

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Reset J&K, separate Ladakh

December 17, 2016

Senior Fellow, IDSA, Ambassador P Stobdan’s article on Kashmir, titled ‘Reset J&K, separate Ladakh’ was published in the Sunday Guardian Live on December 17, 2016.

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Is India playing the Tibet card?

December 15, 2016

Senior Fellow, IDSA, Ambassador P Stobdan’s article on India’s stand on Tibet, titled ‘Is India playing the Tibet card?’ was published by India Today on December 15, 2016.

To Deploy the Soft Power of Buddhism, India Needs to Embrace the Sangha

November 29, 2016

Senior Fellow, IDSA, Ambassador P Stobdan’s article on India’s policy of promoting India’s rich tradition of Buddhism in a soft-power approach to Asian geopolitics, titled ‘One-off events and ‘competing’ with Chinese Buddhism isn’t the answer. India needs to embrace the spiritual traditions and depth of Buddhism’, was published in ‘The Wire’ on November 29, 2016.

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Benefitting from China’s Belt and Road Initiative

November 22, 2016

Any Indian initiative which is economically prudent and culturally appropriate could neutralise those advantages China seeks to draw from its Belt and Road Initiative vis-à-vis India, and even maximise its benefits.

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