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  • Cdr Abhijit Singh was Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    Why India’s South China Sea Stand Matters

    Why India’s South China Sea Stand Matters

    Regardless of the concessions Beijing is willing to offer on the NSG and bilateral issues, New Delhi has reason to continue viewing China’s maritime manoeuvres in the Indian Ocean Region with suspicion.

    August 19, 2016

    Lessons from the China vs. Philippines Arbitration Saga

    Lessons from the China vs. Philippines Arbitration Saga

    In purely legal terms, the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s decision will be binding, and a refusal to abide by its findings could have consequences. Beijing has, however, made it clear that in the event of a negative ruling it will simply ignore the judgment.

    July 08, 2016

    Games Navies Play: Anti-Access and Area Denial in Maritime Asia

    Anti-Access and Area Denial in Maritime Asia

    A sound sensor array in the Indian Ocean could prove invaluable for India which has a major anti-submarine warfare handicap and a lack of operational submarines.

    June 16, 2016

    India’s Submarine Modernisation Plans

    India’s Submarine Modernisation Plans

    India’s future submarine fleet operations are likely to involve SSKs and SSNs operating in the littoral spaces, in a strategic environment sanitized and protected by SSBNs. If New Delhi can ensure compliance with present construction deadlines, it could put its submarine modernization plans back on track.

    May 05, 2016

    The Escalating South China Sea Dispute - Lessons for India

    The Escalating South China Sea Dispute - Lessons for India

    For Indian observers, it is useful to extrapolate known Chinese position in the Indian Ocean Region and assess Beijing’s likely strategic behaviour. Indian policymakers might well recognise the fact that once China finds itself in a position of maritime advantage, diplomatic engagement has limited utility as a bargaining tactic.

    March 01, 2016

    India’s New Maritime Security Strategy: ‘Brand-building’ in an Era of ‘Geopolitical Discord’

    The inability to portray greater strategic ambition for the Indian Navy renders this document an exercise in smart profile-building rather than one of purposeful image-projection.

    December 21, 2015

    Reenergising India-Africa Maritime Relations

    Reenergising India-Africa Maritime Relations

    Africa needs not only maritime administration frameworks and the local capacity to enforce regulations, but also a model for sustainable blue-economy development that does not result in the destruction of its natural maritime habitat. In this, it can use India’s assistance.

    October 28, 2015

    Malabar 2015: Strategic Power Play in the Indian Ocean

    October 28, 2015

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Cdr Abhijit Singh’s article on joint Naval Exercise ‘Malabar’, titled ‘Malabar 2015: Strategic Power Play in the Indian Ocean’ was published in ‘The Diplomat’ on October 28, 2015.

    Malabar-2015 and Power Dynamics in the Asian Commons

    Malabar-2015 and Power Dynamics in the Asian Commons

    As India reorients its maritime posture to cater to the new realities of Asia, there is a realisation that regional maritime stability is increasingly susceptible to growing power imbalances.

    October 23, 2015

    A Shared Destiny in the Asian Commons: Evaluating the India-U.S. Maritime Relationship

    October 22, 2015

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Cdr Abhijit Singh’s article on India-US Maritime Relationship, titled ‘Shared Destiny in the Asian Commons: Evaluating the India-U.S. Maritime Relationship’ was published in The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) on October 22, 2015.

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