Abhijit Singh

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  • Cdr Abhijit Singh was Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    An Indian Maritime Strategy for an Era of Geopolitical Uncertainty

    The fractious nature of maritime relations in the Asia-Pacific region is a recognisable feature of international geopolitics today. Following China’s massive reclamation and ‘island-building’ project in the South China Sea recently, many Pacific states have moved to bolster their maritime postures. While Japan has sought legislative amendments to liberate its maritime posture from post-war passivism, Vietnam and the Philippines have been building stronger navies aimed at countering China’s hostile moves in the South China Sea.

    October 2015

    INS Kochi and the ‘Big-Warship’ Debate

    Nothing conveys strategic intent as effectively as the large conventional warship whose mere presence can provide a decisive psychological advantage in strategic scenarios.

    October 09, 2015

    India’s ‘Look West’ Maritime Diplomacy

    October 04, 2015

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Cdr Abhijit Singh’s article titled ‘India’s ‘Look West’ Maritime Diplomacy’ was published in ‘The Diplomat’ on October 4, 2015.

    An emerging security quartet in the Indo-Pacific?

    September 25, 2015

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Cdr Abhijit Singh’s article, titled ‘An emerging security quartet in the Indo-Pacific?’ was published in ‘The Interpreter’ on September 25, 2015.

    The Indian Navy's Arabian Gulf Diplomacy

    The Indian Navy's Arabian Gulf Diplomacy

    By engaging GCC navies through joint exercises, port calls, and training programmes, the Navy has successfully created a durable template of maritime relations in the Western Indian Ocean.

    September 24, 2015

    Anti-Submarine Operations in the Indian Ocean

    September 09, 2015

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Cdr Abhijit Singh’s article, titled ‘Anti-Submarine Operations in the Indian Ocean’ was published in The Diplomat on September 9, 2015.

    China-Russia Naval Ties and the Balance of Maritime Power in Asia

    China-Russia Naval Ties and the Balance of Maritime Power in Asia

    A growing Sino-Russian-Pakistani maritime nexus in the IOR poses a challenge to India’s influence in the Indian Ocean and heralds a potential change in the Asian balance of maritime power.

    August 27, 2015

    Deciphering China’s Submarine Deployments in the Indian Ocean Region

    Deciphering China’s Submarine Deployments in the Indian Ocean Region

    Indian Navy must focus fresh attention on the challenge posed by the Pakistan-China maritime nexus in the Western Indian Ocean.

    July 08, 2015

    Decoding China’s Military Strategy White Paper: Assessing the Maritime Implications

    Decoding China’s Military Strategy White Paper: Assessing the Maritime Implications

    China’s new military strategy as it applies to the Indian Ocean is not a matter of a minor shift in the balance of maritime power, but one that impacts India’s capacity and will to impose a deterrent cost.

    June 02, 2015

    Modi’s China Visit – Allaying Maritime Misgivings

    Modi’s China Visit – Allaying Maritime Misgivings

    For better operational cooperation, India and China need to go beyond rudimentary agreements on combating piracy and crime in the Western Indian Ocean. They need to work out an acceptable framework for functional collaboration and create positive momentum in favour of greater strategic interaction.

    May 11, 2015

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