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Meena Singh Roy

Meena Singh Roy is Research Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detail profile.

India - UAE Relations: New Dimension to Strategic Partnership

February 17, 2017
India - UAE Relations: New Dimension to Strategic Partnership

As India seeks to enhance economic engagement and deepen security cooperation with the Gulf, it finds a willing partner in the UAE.

Modi’s Visit to Iran: Will it provide a New Momentum to Bilateral Relations?

May 16, 2016
Modi’s Visit to Iran: Will it provide a New Momentum to Bilateral Relations?

This is an appropriate time to engage Iran, take the relationship forward and concretise many pending projects on connectivity and energy cooperation.

International North-South Transport Corridor: Re-energising India’s Gateway to Eurasia

August 18, 2015
International North-South Transport Corridor: Re-energising India’s Gateway to Eurasia

There is a conscious effort on the part of India to re-energise the INSTC. However, sustaining the momentum achieved remains a major challenge before the member countries of the North-South connectivity project.

Crisis in Yemen: Imperatives for Region and Beyond

May 05, 2015
Crisis in Yemen: Imperatives for Region and Beyond

This Issue Brief examines the various dimensions of the conflict in Yemen and analyses the conflict’s impact on the region and beyond.

Emerging Trends in West Asia: Regional and Global Implications

2014
Emerging Trends in West Asia: Regional and Global Implications

Publisher: Pentagon Press
ISBN 978-81-8274-771-5
Price: Rs. 995
The book provides an in-depth assessment of socio-political, economic and strategic trends unfolding in West Asia. It also explores options for India to enhance existing relations with the West Asian region in a much more meaningful manner. The complexities of West Asia have been systematically explored by scholars, diplomats and specialists to advance the understanding of West Asia's political and strategic architecture.
E-Copy available

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: India Seeking New Role in the Eurasian Regional Mechanism

2014
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: India Seeking New Role in the Eurasian Regional Mechanism

India, in 2005, acquired the observer status in the SCO. It has also expressed its desire to join the SCO as a full member. It is believed that China would try and delay India's entry as full member in this regional organisation, whereas Russia along with the Central Asian countries would continue to support India's full membership in the SCO. New regional and global order would demand greater cooperation between India and China in future.

India and Iran Relations: Sustaining the Momentum

May 20, 2013

The recent visit by the external affairs minister can be viewed as continuation of new diplomatic push to strengthen bilateral cooperation with Iran despite the difficulties of economic sanctions imposed by the US and EU. However, the real test for both the countries is to maintain and sustain the current momentum.

Iran: India's Gateway to Central Asia

November 2012

Most of the discourses on India–Iran relations are either focused on cultural and civilisational links with Iran or its relevance as an energy-rich nation. Its transit potential in providing India with access to Central Asia has not received adequate attention.

India and Tajikistan: Building a long-term Strategic Partnership

September 18, 2012

President Rahmon’s visit reconfirms the commitment of India and Tajikistan to impart greater dynamism to their relationship through a long-term strategic partnership for cooperation in the political, security, economic, energy and cultural areas.

SM Krishna’s Visit to Tajikistan and India’s ‘Connect Central Asia’ Policy

July 05, 2012

SM Krishna’s visit marks the stepping up of India’s newly pronounced ‘connect Central Asia’ policy, although the biggest challenge is convert the proposals into reality.

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