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  • M. S. Prathibha

    Associate Fellow
    +91 11 2671 7983

    Dr M. S. Prathibha is an Associate Fellow at the East Asia Centre in MP-IDSA. Her research interests include China’s Nuclear Policy, Strategic Force Modernisation, Chinese Views on War and Strategy, Chinese Foreign Relations and Chinese Civilisation and Philosophy. Currently, she is working on Missile Defence and China.

    Dr Prathibha is a Member of the Editorial Board of Strategic Analysis (Routledge). She has published in journals in Strategic Analysis (Routledge), China Report (Sage), and various international publications. She had received the Human Resource Development (India) and China Government Scholarship and completed her fellowship at the School of Political Science and International Studies, Beijing Normal University from 2009-2011. She had also conducted field trips to China in 2015 and 2016. Dr Prathibha had completed her PhD at the Chinese Studies Division of East Asia Centre in School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Dr Prathibha did her Masters in International Studies at Stella Maris College, Chennai. She won the Best Dissertation Award in her Masters. She did her Bachelors in Mathematics at Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai.

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    • The PLA’s approach to COVID-19 has shown that the military reforms have im-mensely benefited their coordination and response. It has intensified China’s desire to maintain military preparedness and the resolve to demonstrate it too.

      June 01, 2020
      Issue Brief
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, Dr M. S. Prathibha's article on India-China Border dispute, titled ‘Mutual Apprehension at India-China Border’ has been published by ‘The Diplomat’ on March 13, 2020.

      Anxieties at the India-China land border must be managed, writes Dr. Pratibha.

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      March 13, 2020
      IDSA News
    • The deployment of the DF-41 ballistic missile in China shows that the nature of its nuclear posture is at a critical stage of evolution. On the one hand, the deployment illustrates the achievements in Chinese missile modernisation, which poses a threat to the US deterrence capacity. On other hand, it exposes the limitations in its deployment patterns.

      Journal of Defence Studies
      • Publisher: Pentagon Press
      The East Asia Strategic Review is the publication form the East Asia Centre, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. The volume entitled, China's Rising Strategic Ambitions in Asia is intended to bring out Indian perspectives on the growing influence of China in Asia. These perspectives are particularly seen in the light of expanding Chinese political and economic engagement in Asia. As a major country in Asia, the Indian perspectives contribute the necessary input towards the ongoing debate on the Chinese role.
      • ISBN: 978-93-86618-65-8,
      • Price: ₹.1245/-
      • E-copy available
    • There is a need to close the perception gap in India’s assessment of the state of Chinese politics, to distinguish between transformation and conflict, and respond accordingly.

      December 20, 2018
      IDSA Comments
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr MS Prathibha’s article on India-China relations titled ‘Perceptions and Misperceptions in India-China Relations’ was published in the Op-Ed/Art section of  East Asia Forum on October 20, 2017.

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      October 20, 2017
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr MS Pratibha’s analysis on the contest between India and China over Myanmar, titled ‘India and China’s Contest for Influence over Myanmar’ was published in ‘The Kootneeti’ on October 4, 2017.

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      October 04, 2017
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr MS Pratibha’s chapter on CPEC titled ‘China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’ was published in ‘One Belt One Road: China's Global Outreach’, edited by Srikanth Kondapalli and Hu Xiaowen.

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      September 19, 2017
      IDSA News
    • The strategic dialogue should focus on the fundamentals of shared beliefs and political culture, and be supported by widespread engagement at the provincial, governmental and academic levels.

      March 29, 2017
      IDSA Comments
    • The leadership transition in the Rocket Forces shows that the service is not only integrating with other services but that its officials are increasingly called upon to other services to facilitate joint training and exercises.

      June 06, 2016
      Special Feature