D. Padma Kumar Pillay

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  • Col (Dr) D.P.K. Pillay is Research Fellow at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    The Peace Dividend

    April 29, 2022

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col DPK Pillay’s article ‘The Peace Dividend’ has been published in the Open magazine on 29 April 2022.

    Political agreements and a firm hand in dealing with insurgencies have normalised the Northeast, making it easier for India to face Chinese threats across an unsettled border, says Col Pillay.

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    Why does former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon have ‘half his heart’ in India?

    April 01, 2022

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col DPK Pillay’s article ‘Why does former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon have ‘half his heart’ in India?’ has been published in Blitz India on 01 April 2022.

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    Can we Become Wiser from the Havoc of COVID-19?

    Abstract: COVID-19 sent the whole world and economy into a tailspin. This article first explores the brief history of use of biological weapons. Furthermore, it encapsulates the debates surrounding the biological weapon convention in general and COVID-19 in particular. Finally, the article highlights India’s ability to fight back a pandemic and her resilience that was tested in the initial phase of COVID-19 and during the second wave.

    July-December 2021

    What India can learn and unlearn from America's rise to power

    March 12, 2022

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col D.P.K. Pillay’s article ‘What India can learn and unlearn from America's rise to power’ has been published in ‘The Economic Times’ on 12 March 2022.

    It is time India showed the mirror to the West, and the United States in particular — about both its lack of sensitivity on Indian concerns and the double standards America has applied towards India, says Col Pillay.

    Beginning of the End : Emergence of a New World Order

    March 04, 2022

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col D.P.K. Pillay’s article ‘Beginning of the End: Emergence of a New World Order’ has been published in Chanakya Forum on 04 March 2022.

    The outcome of the Russia-Ukraine conflict will be that the stability which the world has seen for the better part of last century and the first two decades of this, will not be seen again in the coming decades. The world will no longer be the same. It is the beginning of the end for the powers that dominated for over a century, says Col Pillay.

    The many sieges of Kyiv and twists and turns of history

    March 03, 2022

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col D.P.K. Pillay’s article ‘The many sieges of Kyiv and twists and turns of history’, has been published in India Today on 03 March 2022.

    As Russia continues its aggression against Ukraine, we look at the many sieges of Kyiv and twists and turns of history. What course human history takes will be very interesting to see at the end of this war, if we all survive, says Col Pillay.

    AFSPA: Looking Beyond the Oting Incident

    The debate and discussion about the AFSPA should attempt to find what led to the employment of the army in the first place. The answers might offer solutions to the entire problem.

    February 03, 2022

    Against All Odds: The Forgotten Tales of Independent India's Tryst with Peacekeeping

    January 17, 2022

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col. D.P.K. Pillay’s article ‘Against All Odds: The Forgotten Tales of Independent India's Tryst with Peacekeeping’ has been published in Volume 1, Edition 2022 of the Journal 'Blue Helmet Odyssey'.

    The article brings to light the almost forgotten chapter of one of the most successful peace keeping operations and India's role in it in Korea.

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    The Formation of the Indian Diaspora

    The Indian Diaspora is one of the world’s largest overseas groupings. The Diaspora is considered India's 30th state with over 30 million overseas Indians. This article outlines the main strands of its formation, from the first movement of indentured workers and subsequent phases of migration of skilled professionals to the West and of workers to the Persian Gulf. They remain the single–largest contributor of foreign exchange and development in the country. Understanding its formation is an essential step for studying the Diaspora and engaging with it. This article aims to do that.

    July 2021

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