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  • Rajorshi Roy

    Associate Fellow
    Email: 
    rajorshiroy84@gmail.com
    Phone: 
    +91 11 2671 7983

    Dr. Rajorshi Roy is Associate Fellow at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses. His areas of research and analysis cover the foreign, defence, security and domestic policies of Russia and the Central Asian countries. He has written extensively on these issues. He was a member of the Institute’s web editorial team during 2019-20. He was the Secretary for the Indian side of the Eminent Persons Group for Nepal-India Relations (2016-18), set-up by the governments of India and Nepal, to recommend ways to improve bilateral relations.

    Dr. Roy has completed his Ph.D. from the Centre for Russian and Central Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). His doctoral thesis explored the role of Russia’s Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALWs) industry in shaping the country’s domestic and external discourse. He completed his M.Phil. and Masters in International Politics from JNU. Prior to joining MP-IDSA, Rajorshi worked with the Central Information Commission (CIC). He is an alumni of St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi (DU).


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    • New strategic equations are developing in the Russia–North Korea relationship.

      July 11, 2024
      Issue Brief
    • Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Moscow is expected to add new direction and momentum to the India–Russia bilateral partnership.

      July 08, 2024
      Issue Brief
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Rajorshi Roy’s Op-ed ‘New Equations in Russia-North Korea Ties’ has been published in Financial Express on 22 September 2023.

      September 22, 2023
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Rajorshi Roy’s peer-reviewed article titled ‘India-Russia Defense Partnership: New Challenges and Future Prospects’ has been published in the special issue of the MGIMO Review of International Relations on 'Russia and India in the Evolving World Order' - Vol 16 (2).

      The article analyses the ongoing trends in the India-Russia defence relationship and seeks to shed light on the evolving dynamics and challenges that both countries should address in order to sustain their defence partnership.

      May 30, 2023
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Rajorshi Roy’s paper ‘India and the SCO: Calibrating a New Approach’ has been published by the Indian Parliament Library.

      The paper analyses the evolution of SCO and its report card, its salience for India and what could be the way forward at a time when India has assumed the rotating annual Presidency of this Eurasian multilateral forum.

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      November 07, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Rajorshi Roy’s opinion piece ‘India and SCO: Navigating New Equations’ has been published in Financial Express on 15 September 2022.

      There exists greater merit in India sitting inside the SCO tent, where decisions are taken on the basis of consensus, thereby making India a Eurasian stakeholder, rather than sitting outside…..India’s membership of SCO inherently strengthens multipolarity in Eurasia, writes Dr Roy.

      September 15, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Rajorshi Roy’s chapter ‘Exploring An Indo-Russian Congruence in the Indo-Pacific’ has been published as part of the book ‘The Great Game in the Indo-Pacific: A Pivot to India’ (Knowledge World, New Delhi), edited by Air Marshal Anil Chopra.

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      May 25, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Rajorshi Roy’s article ‘Deciphering Weaponization of Information in Russia-Ukraine Conflict’ has been published in ‘The Financial Express’ on 30 March 2022.

      Emphasis on an effective communication strategy has, unsurprisingly, seen the emergence of competing narratives…Evidently, the gloves are off in the race to be heard. In this, information as well as disinformation, often rooted in insidious propaganda, have emerged as vital elements of the wartime toolkit, writes Dr. Roy.

      March 30, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Rajorshi Roy’s article ‘China’s Ukrainian Gameplan’ has been published by the Organisation for Research on China and Asia (ORCA) on 23 February 2022.

      ‘China’s position appears more nuanced than what meets the eye. And a boiling European pot suits Beijing in multiple ways’, writes Dr. Roy.

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      February 23, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Rajorshi Roy’s article ‘Russia-Ukraine crisis: Escalation in Eastern Europe and Implications for India’ has been published in ‘The Financial Express’ on 23 February 2022.

      ‘At first glance, Russia’s formal recognition defies logic...nevertheless, there appears a certain method to this seeming madness…it is unlikely that Moscow will be the first to blink….this has seen India walk a diplomatic tightrope’, writes Dr. Roy.

      February 23, 2022
      IDSA News
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