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  • Smruti S Pattanaik

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

    Dr Smruti S Pattanaik is a Research Fellow (SS) 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 MP-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 S. Pattanaik’s article ‘JVP in Sri Lankan politics’ has been published in ‘The Kathmandu Post’, on 28 February 2024.

      Revolutionary parties like Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna adopting parliamentary politics is not new in South Asia, says Dr Pattanaik.

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      February 28, 2024
      IDSA News
    • Prime Minister Tsering Tobgay’s government has to deal with Bhutan’s significant economic, social and diplomatic challenges.

      February 27, 2024
      Issue Brief
    • The fragmented mandate will further exacerbate Pakistan’s many political, economic and security challenges.

      February 23, 2024
      Issue Brief
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Smruti S. Pattanaik’s article ‘Pakistan election: Who is the winner?’ has been published in ‘The Kathmandu Post’ on 14 February 2024.
      Political instability will add to the country's economic predicaments as it faces severe economic challenges, says Dr Pattanaik.

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      February 15, 2024
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Smruti S. Pattanaik’s article ‘Is Myanmar Army losing the plot?’ has been published in ‘The Kathmandu Post’, on 31 January 2024.
      For the first time in its 75-year history, the military has lost large swathes of territory to ethnic groups, says Dr Pattanaik.

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      January 31, 2024
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Smruti S. Pattanaik’s article ‘India-Maldives relations and China’ has been published in ‘The Kathmandu Post’ on17 January 2024.

      One may see anti-Indianism spike as the Maldives holds the parliamentary election on March 17, says Dr Pattanaik.

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      January 17, 2024
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Smruti S. Pattanaik’s article ‘South Asia’s turbulent electoral politics’ has been published in The Kathmandu Post on 3 January 2024. Elections remain only way to political change despite political parties’ misgivings about ECs, says Dr Pattanaik.

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      January 03, 2024
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Smruti S. Pattanaik’s article ‘China’s growing footprint in South Asia’, has been published in The Kathmandu Post on 20 December 2023.

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      December 20, 2023
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Smruti S. Pattanaik’s article ‘Balancing India-Maldives ties’ has been published in ‘The Kathmandu Post’ on 07 December 2023.

      The Maldives has benefitted from its attempt to expand foreign relations, says Dr Pattanaik.

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      December 07, 2023
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Smruti S. Pattanaik’s opinion piece ‘Bangladesh’s Make-or-Break Elections’ has been published in ‘The Diplomat’ on 01 December 2023.

      The 2024 election is a matter of political survival for both the ruling Awami League and the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, says Dr Pattanaik.

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      December 01, 2023
      IDSA News
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