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  • Smruti S Pattanaik

    Research Fellow
    Email: 
    smrutispattanaik@gmail.com
    Phone: 
    +91 11 2671 7983

    Dr Smruti S Pattanaik is a Research Fellow at the MP-IDSA. Her area of specialisation is South Asia. Her current research project is titled as “India’s Response to China’s Presence in South Asia: Challenges and Policy Options”.

    Dr Pattanaik has been a recipient of many international fellowships. She was a Visiting Asia Fellow (Asian Scholarship Foundation, Bangkok) at the Department of International Relations, Dhaka University in 2004 and follow-up grantee in 2007, researching on politics of identity in Bangladesh. She was a recipient of Kodikara Award in 1999 (RCSS, Colombo), a Post-doctoral Fellow at FMSH (Fondation Maison des Science de l’Homme), and was attached to the Centre for International Relations and Research (CERI, Science Po), Paris. She was selected to attend the Symposium on the East Asian Security (SEAS) Program conducted by the US State Department and USPACOM in 2011. She was a Visiting Fellow (September-October 2011) at the International Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), she was a Visiting Professor on ICCR’s India Chair at the University of Colombo for a semester.

    She has lectured on India’s foreign policy and South Asia at the Colombo University, Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Asia Centre in the University of Melbourne, University of Karachi, University of Peshawar and University of Dhaka.

    She was the Course Director of the India-Bangladesh Studies Programme jointly conducted by Jamia Millia Islamia and Dhaka University. She developed a course on "Political Developments in Bangladesh 1971-2010" as part of the European Union-funded project on Curriculum Development on Peace- building in Europe and South Asia, organised by the Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia in 2011.

    Dr Pattanaik has published more than 60 research articles in various peer-reviewed journals both in India and abroad. She has contributed more than 50 chapters in edited books, and delivered lectures on security issues both in India and abroad. She has authored a book titled Elite Perception in Foreign Policy: Role of Print Media in Influencing India-Pakistan Relations 1989-1999 (Manohar Publishers & RCSS: 2004), and a Monograph titled Afghanistan and its Neighbourhood: In Search of a Stable Future (PRIO-IDSA, 2013). She has edited two books South Asia: Envisioning a Regional Future, Pentagon Press, Delhi, (2011) and Four Decades of India Bangladesh Relations: Historical Imperatives and Future Direction, Gyan Publishing House, (2012), and two reports titled Pakistan on the Edge (2013) and Unending Violence in Pakistan: Analysing the Trend (2014). She is a member of IDSA’s task force on neighbouring countries and is coordinator of Pakistan project. She writes for the Daily Star and Dhaka Tribune (Bangladesh) and is on the Editorial Board of MP-IDSA’s flagship journal, Strategic Analysis published by Routledge.

    Other publications

    India and Bangladesh Land and Maritime Boundary Settlement: A Model to Follow

    Select Publications

    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Smruti Pattanaik’s article ‘Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla's Visit and India-Bangladesh Relations’ has been published by the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) on September 15, 2020.

      September 15, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Smruti Pattanaik’s Commentary, ‘The Doha Intra-Afghan Dialogue’ has been published by All India Radio (AIR) World Service, an external services division of AIR, on September 15, 2020.

      There is an urgent need for a peaceful transition in Afghanistan. India would like to see an Afghanistan which is at peace with itself. This will ensure regional security. Like Afghanistan, India too, has a lot of stake, writes Dr. Pattanaik.

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      September 15, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Smruti Pattanaik’s Issue Brief ‘India-Bangladesh Relations: Bridging the Gap while Marching Forward’ has been published by the Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict (SSPC) on September 11, 2020.

      September 11, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Smruti Pattanaik’s article, ‘An Enduring and Eternal Relationship’, has been published in Dhaka Tribune on September 01, 2020.

      If anyone could be credited with providing a direction and purpose to the India-Bangladesh relationship, it was Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the main architect of the bilateral relationship and the founding father of independent Bangladesh. The two countries need to recall his ideals and the spirit of the Liberation War, writes Dr. Pattanaik.

      September 01, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow Manohar Parrikar IDSA Dr. Smruti Pattanaik’s article ‘India Bangladesh Ties on The Upswing’ has been published by the All India Radio (AIR) World Service, an External Services Division of AIR, on August 21, 2020.

      August 21, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow Manohar Parrikar IDSA Dr. Smruti Pattanaik’s article ‘India Bangladesh Rail Connectivity Back on Track’ has been published by the All India Radio (AIR) World Service, an External Services Division of AIR, on August 08, 2020.

      The restoration of old connectivity structure that existed during the British period would boost the economy of this region to a great extent. It can give further fillip to the centuries old historical and cultural ties that bind the people of the region, writes Dr. Pattanaik

      August 08, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Smruti Pattanaik’s commentary on India-Bangladesh relations, titled ‘Why Speculate? Evaluating Delhi-Dhaka Ties’ has been published by ‘The Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict’ (SSPC) on August 05, 2020.

      Several challenges to the bilateral relations indeed remain which includes the inability to reach an agreement on Teesta and rampant smuggling and trafficking that takes place in the Indo-Bangladesh border. There is an urgent need to address the border violation, writes Dr. Pattanaik.

      August 05, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, MP-IDSA, Dr. Smruti Pattanaik’s Issue Brief on effect of Covid-19 on Bangladesh, titled ‘The Pandemic Effect: Can Bangladesh Overcome Covid-19 Impact on its External Sector?’ has been published by Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict (SSPC) on April 27, 2020.

      April 27, 2020
      IDSA News
    • The Hasina Government is in overdrive to meet the Covid-19 challenge head on, and ensure that this unforeseen threat does not snowball into a major national crisis.

      April 09, 2020
      IDSA Comments
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, Dr. Smruti Pattanaik’s article on COVID-19, titled ‘A Regional Response To COVID-19 Challenge’ has been published by the All India Radio (AIR) World Service, an external services division of AIR, on March 17, 2020.

      The article describes Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposal to hold a video conference of SAARC leaders to jointly devise methods to combat COVID 19, declared as a pandemic by WHO, as unique, which engaged the immediate attention of the South Asian region.

      March 17, 2020
      IDSA News
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