Rajaram Panda

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  • Rajaram Panda was Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. <a href="/profile/rpanda">Click here for profile</a>

    South Korea’s Naval Base on Ulleung Island

    South Korea hopes that the new base will help strengthen its territorial rights on Dokdo as the base would enable its ships to reach the islands quickly.

    October 03, 2011

    Challenges Before Noda Yoshihiko

    If Noda falters, Japan’s importance in the global community would be considerably diminished and it will be left with the role of a marginal power

    September 06, 2011

    RoK’s Jeju Island Naval Base

    The Jeju naval base is intended to serve two objectives: to protect the country from possible missile attacks from North Korea and to allow the United States to station Aegis class destroyers.

    September 01, 2011

    India-RoK Ties in the Wake of President Patil’s Visit

    The significance of the India-RoK nuclear deal lies in the fact that it allows India to tap into ROK’s nuclear expertise and it takes the pressure off the India-Japan nuclear deal.

    August 04, 2011

    Australia Likely to Review Ban on Uranium Sales to India

    A continuation of Australia’s ban on the sale of uranium to India is likely to hinder the goal of building a strategic partnership and exploring complementarities in the defence and maritime domain.

    July 06, 2011

    Hurdles before a ‘Grand Coalition’ in Japanese Politics

    Significant policy differences between the DPJ and LDP and New Komeito’s unwillingness to lose its identity will prevent the formation of a grand coalition.

    June 10, 2011

    Assessing China-North Korea Relations in the wake of Kim’s China Visit

    North Korea is unlikely to abandon its nuclear weapon development programme which has deterrence value especially considering that it does not trust China to come to its rescue in case of a threat to its security.

    June 01, 2011

    Japan-China-South Korea Trilateral Summit Meet Holds Promise

    The summit ended with the hope of increased cooperation in East Asia, bolstered popular support for Sino-Japanese friendship, and set out a strategy for maintaining regional peace, stability and prosperity.

    May 26, 2011

    India and New Zealand aim to boost ties through FTA

    Because an FTA would raise issues like market access, elimination of tariffs, quantitative restrictions etc., negotiations are likely to drag on for several rounds

    May 20, 2011

    North Korea and Iran Partner in Ballistic Missiles Trade

    If peace is to prevail in East Asia, Pyongyang must abandon its uranium enrichment programme and all aspects of its nuclear programme should be placed under international monitoring.

    May 19, 2011