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  • Gulbin Sultana

    Research Analyst
    Email: 
    Gulbin.sultana@gmail.com
    Phone: 
    +91 11 2671 7983

    Joined IDSA

    September 2010

    Research Interests

    Sri Lanka, The Maldives

    Education

    M.Phil, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

    Background

    Gulbin Sultana completed her B.A (Hons) and Masters in Political Science from Indraprastha College, Delhi University. She has done her M.Phil on “India’s Naval Support to Sri Lanka and the Maldives” from South Asian Studies Division of School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Currently she is working on her doctoral thesis on “Sri Lanka’s Maritime Security”. She has also done PG Diploma in Human Rights. Before joining IDSA, she worked with the National Maritime Foundation and the United Service Institution of India. Ms Sultana was associated with the project “Sri Lanka in 2015: Policy Implication for India” sponsored by the Directorate of Net Assessment.

    Publications

    • “Future of the LTTE” World Focus, 29:10, October 2008
    • “Sri Lankan State and its Military Successes” World Focus, 30:7, July 2009
    • “Chronology on India-Sri Lanka Relations” published in S. Liyanage, P.Sahadevan & A. Kinra, eds. (2009), Intra-State Conflicts & inter-state Relations, Colombo: South Asia Pacific Institute
    • Future of the Tamils in Sri Lanka”, Strategic Perspective, January-March 2010.
    • Book Review: Ashoka Bandarage, The Separatist Conflict in Sri Lanka: Terrorism, Ethnicity, Political Economy (London: Routledge, 2009), India Quarterly, March 2010, 66: 129-131.
    • 18th Amendment: Making a Mockery of Democracy in Sri Lanka”, IDSA Comment, October 7, 2010.

    Publications at IDSA

    Select Publications

    • Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, Dr. Gulbin Sultana’s article on Sri Lanka Presidential Elections 2019, titled ‘Sri Lanka Presidential Elections 2019: Will India Succeed in Shielding Gotabaya Rajapaksa from China?’ has been was published in Diplomatist on February 29, 2020.

      Sri Lanka’s security and stability to a great extent depend on its cordial relations with India, which has still not lost its leverage in Sri Lanka, writes Dr. Sultana

      February 29, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, Dr. Gulbin Sultana’s article on extremism in Maldives, titled ‘Preventing Violent Extremism in Maldives: President Solih Approach’ has been published by Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict (SSPC) on February 26, 2020.

      The growing incidents of radicalisation and religious extremism in a liberal Muslim country like the Maldives is alarming. The article explores and analyses current President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s administration’s efforts to tackle the menace since he assumed power in 2018.

      March 12, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Research Analyst, IDSA, Dr. Gulbin Sultana’s article on Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Relations, Skills Development, Employment and Labour, Dinesh Gunawardena’s India visit, titled ‘Sri Lankan Foreign Minister’s Maiden Visit To India’ has been published by All India Radio (AIR) World Service, an external services division of AIR, on January 13, 2020.

      January 13, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Research Analyst, Dr. Gulbin Sultana’s article on Sri Lanka’s presidential elections has been published by Hindi daily ‘Prabhat Khabar’ on November 20, 2019.

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      November 20, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Research Analyst, Dr. Gulbin Sultana’s commentary on Sri Lanka’s presidential elections, titled ‘Gotabaya Rajapaksa Elected as Seventh President of Sri Lanka’ has been published by All India Radio (AIR) World Service, an external services division of AIR, on November 18, 2019.

      November 18, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Research Analyst, IDSA, Dr. Gulbin Sultana’s article on India-Sri Lanka Relations, titled ‘India-Sri Lanka Relations: New Issues, Novel Perspective’ has been published in the debate section of the January-March 2019 issue of Indian Foreign Affairs Journal.

      How India-Sri Lanka relations pan out in the next five years depends on the outcome of the forthcoming presidential and parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka in 2019 and 2020 respectively, writes Dr. Sultana.

      October 30, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Research Analyst, Ms Gulbin Sultana’s commentary on Sri Lanka’s model village built with Indian assistance, titled ‘Sri Lanka Inaugurates First Model Village Built with the Indian Assistance’ has been published by the All India Radio (AIR) World Service Blog on July 09, 2019.

      India has undertaken more than 70 people-oriented development projects including the ongoing housing projects as well as projects in the fields of health, education, skill development, infrastructure, vocational training and so on, writes Ms Sultana.

      July 09, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Research Analyst, Ms Gulbin Sultana’s commentary on PM Modi's visit to Maldives and Sri Lanka on June 8-9, 2019, titled ‘India Reiterates ‘Neighbourhood First’ And ‘Sagar’policies’, has been published by the External Services Division of All India Radio on June 10, 2019.

      The visits to the two maritime neighbours reflect India’s foremost priority to the ‘neighbourhood first’ policy and the ‘security and growth for all in the region’ (SAGAR) doctrine, writes Ms Sultana.

      June 10, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Research Analyst, IDSA, Ms Gulbin Sultana’s article on attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka has been published in Hindi daily ‘Prabhat Khabar’ on April 24, 2019.

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      April 24, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Research Analyst, IDSA, Ms Gulbin Sultana’s commentary titled ‘Prime Minister Modi’s Maiden Visit To The Maldives’ was published in AIR World Service, an External Services Division of All India Radio, on November 19, 2018.

      The visit showed India’s trust on the new administration as well as New Delhi’s intention to deepen bilateral relations with the Maldives, writes Ms Sultana

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      November 19, 2018
      IDSA News
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