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.

    Staying the Course on the China Consensus Requires Reassurances in Post-Ukraine Global Order

    April 26, 2022

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Ms Shruti Pandalai was invited to contribute to an anthology of commentaries, published as part of the publications released as part of Raisina 2022 on 26 April 2022. Her commentary ‘Staying the Course on the China Consensus Requires Reassurances in Post-Ukraine Global Order’ argues ‘that after Ukraine, the fragility of geopolitical perceptions stand exposed. The ability of the coalition of the willing to manage the China challenge and stay focused on the Indo-Pacific theatre has been called into question.

    Shoring up the Northeast frontier: How rebranding the discourse on connectivity is imperative to meet the China challenge

    March 21, 2022

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Ms. Shruti Pandalai’s Oped 'Shoring up the Northeast frontier: How rebranding the discourse on connectivity is imperative to meet the China challenge' has been published in ‘The Times of India’ on 21 March 2021.

    Blame Games Amidst A Protracted Deadlock—No Thaw In India, China Ties

    October 26, 2021

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Ms. Shruti Pandalai contributed a guest column on ‘Blame games amidst a protracted deadlock-No thaw in India China ties’ for the China-India Brief, published by the Centre on Asia and Globalisation, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, on October 26, 2021.

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    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.

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