Shruti Pandalai

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  • Shruti Pandalai is Associate Fellow at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    Why AUKUS is Gaining Acceptance in the Indo Pacific

    September 29, 2021

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Ms. Shruti Pandalai’s Commentary ‘Why AUKUS is gaining acceptance in the Indo-Pacific’ has been published in CNA on September 29, 2021.

    The Australia-US-UK pact facilitates Asian countries' pursuit of cooperation in other areas without worrying about the larger looming regional security challenge, says Ms. Pandalai.

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    A Year after Deadly Galwan Valley Clashes, India and China Are Struggling To Rebuild Mutual Trust

    August 25, 2021

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Ms. Shruti Pandalai's Oped, ‘A year after deadly Galwan Valley clashes, India and China are struggling to rebuild mutual trust’, featured in the South China Morning Post on August 25, 2021.

    The piece argues that enduring perceptions of rivalry have taken root in India China relations a year after Galwan. Competing strategic narratives and lack of real dialogue do little to improve mutual trust.

    China is focusing on 'discourse power'. Shore up defences

    July 28, 2021

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Ms. Shruti Pandalai's Oped exploring the argument of why India needs to be vigilant, given China's renewed ambition to target India's multiple fault lines with its "discourse politics" was featured in the Hindustan Times Opinion Page, published on July 28, 2021.

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    Chinese Checkers: Driving Alignments in the Indo-Pacific

    July 13, 2021

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Ms Shruti Pandalai’s short essay discussing how China is driving alignments the Indo-Pacific and wider implications for the region has been published in the GP-ORF Series titled 'Brass Tacks: Unpacking the Indo Pacific’, on July 13, 2021.

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    Power to Prevail: China’s ‘Discourse Politics’ as CCP Turns 100

    The CCP has invested heavily in telling “China’s Story Well” by amplifying its discourse power. However, looking at China’s discourse politics from an absolutely narrow propaganda lens would be a folly, for the stakes for India are much higher, more nuanced and across multiple domains.

    July 08, 2021

    Why the West has problems defining a clear China policy

    June 24, 2021

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Ms. Shruti Pandalai’s Op-Ed 'Why the West has problems defining a clear China policy' has been published by Singapore-based Channel News Asia, on June 24 2021.

    The beginnings of a G7 policy on China while welcome must reconcile many pushes and pulls, given interests within the western block may not always sync up, says Shruti Pandalai.

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    Quad 2.0: Beyond “Not Making Choices”, Giving ASEAN a Slew of Options

    May 17, 2021

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Ms Shruti Pandalai's commentary "Quad 2.0: Beyond 'Not Making Choices', Giving ASEAN a Slew of Options" has been published in Fulcrum, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore, on May 17, 2021.

    The piece argues that India’s grappling with the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic at home has only highlighted the need for greater “issue-based” coalitions in the Indo-Pacific and maybe the assurance that countries within the ASEAN need.

    The Quad has a plan and it’s not all about China

    April 06, 2021

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Ms Shruti Pandalai’s Op-Ed ‘The Quad has a plan and it’s not all about China’ has been published in Singapore based Channel News Asia, on April 06, 2021.

    Countries of the Quad are moving forward in concrete cooperation that benefits the Indo-Pacific region as a whole. That is a positive direction it should continue with capacity building at its core, says Shruti Pandalai.

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    Voices from Ground Ziro: Against Chinese Claims, It’s Time for the Arunachali Frontier to be Heard

    October 22, 2020

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Ms. Shruti Pandali’s opinion piece ‘Voices from ground Ziro: Against Chinese claims, it’s time for the Arunachali frontier to be heard’ has been published in Times of India on October 22, 2020.

    As India stands firm on its resolve to improve last mile connectivity, it’s an opportune moment to mainstream voices from India’s frontiers who keep the flag flying and let them shape conversations from the ground, writes Ms. Pandalai.

    Sustaining the Momentum in the Indo-Pacific: The US Presidential Elections and Priorities for Indo-US ties

    October 07, 2020

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Ms. Shruti Pandalai’s essay ‘Sustaining the Momentum in the Indo-Pacific: The US Presidential Elections and Priorities for Indo-US ties’, has been published by ‘The Asan Forum’ on October 07, 2020. The Asan Forum is a bimonthly journal for in-depth interpretation of rapid changes across the Asia-Pacific.

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