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  • Dr. Udai Bhanu Singh is Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    South China Sea Conflict Continues during the Covid Pandemic

    May 02, 2020

    Senior Research Associate, MP-IDSA, Dr. Udai Bhanu Singh’s article on South China Sea, titled ‘South China Sea Conflict Continues during the COVID Pandemic’ has been published in Commonwealth News.com on May 02, 2020.

    Five Years of India’s Act East Policy and the way Ahead

    March 04, 2020

    Senior Research Associate, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, Dr. Udai Bhanu Singh’s article on India’s Act East Policy, titled ‘Five Years of India’s Act East Policy and the way Ahead’ has been published in the Diplomatist on March 04, 2020.

    Significance of India’s Act East Policy and Engagement with ASEAN

    With Prime Minister Modi emphasizing India’s commitment to the early conclusion of a balanced and comprehensive Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) at the ASEAN-India Breakfast Summit in Singapore in November 2018, India has clearly articulated the importance of trade and investment in enhancing prosperity and security of the Indo-Pacific.

    December 04, 2018

    Emerging India-Indonesia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

    India and Indonesia recently upgraded bilateral ties to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, a move that comes on the eve of 70 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. This deeper engagement serves to highlight the importance of the Indo-Pacific for both countries. India and Indonesia have recently witnessed some intensive engagement in the political, strategic, defence, security, and economic spheres.

    July-September 2018

    Emerging India, Indonesia maritime axis

    June 01, 2018

    Senior Research Associate, IDSA, Dr Udai Bhanu Singh’s article on India-Indonesia bilateral relations, titled ‘Emerging India, Indonesia maritime axis’ was published in Free Press Journal (Newspaper) on June 1, 2018.

    The article analyses the bilateral relations between the two countries, which after a long hiatus, seem to be headed in a direction where the immense potential may begin to be realised.

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    Indonesian President Joko Widodo's Visit to India

    January 27, 2017

    Senior Research Associate, IDSA, Dr Udai Bhanu Singh’s commentary on ‘Indonesian President Joko Widodo's Visit to India’ was published in Volume 5 of ‘Diplomatist’ in January 2017

    India’s relations with Indonesia, by Navrekha Sharma and Baladas Ghoshal

    The process of active collaboration between the practitioner and the scholar can sometimes result in desirable policy outcomes. The book under review is one such commendable initial attempt. Ambassador Navrekha Sharma retired from the Indian Foreign Service (IFS); her assignments included Joint Secretary (JS) South (1999–2001) and Ambassadorial posting to the Philippines and Indonesia. In fact, she had two postings in Jakarta, first as Minister-Counsellor (1993–1996) and later as Ambassador (2006–2008).

    July 2016

    Australia’s 2016 Defence White Paper: An Indian Perspective

    Australia’s comprehensive strategic approach towards the Indo-Pacific region and a renewed interest in the Indian Ocean has served to rekindle its relationship with India. Australia’s recently released 2016 Defence White Paper (DWP 2016) demonstrates that a growing convergence in strategic approaches can be discerned as Australia looks West and India begins to ‘Act East’.

    April 2016

    Significance of the November 2015 Myanmar Elections

    Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) won by a landslide majority in the openly contested elections Myanmar held on Sunday, November 8, 2015.The NLD won a convincing majority with 255 seats in the lower house, 135 in the upper house and 496 seats in the state and regional legislatures. This paves the way for election of President of its choice and forming a government. The election had 33.5 million eligible voters (over 18 years) of Myanmar’s 52 million population.

    March 2016

    India–Myanmar Relations: Changing Contours by Rajiv Bhatia

    Myanmar is an underrated neighbour with the potential to influence India’s vital strategic and economic interests. To keep track of the pulse of the mystic nation that is India’s closest Southeast Asian neighbour demands not just a scholarly approach but an empathy and an emotional connect. Rajiv Bhatia’s book, India–Myanmar Relations, is timely as it comes during a period when Myanmar is going through a significant phase of transition. Myanmar today stands at a crossroads confronted by a combination of developments on the domestic, regional and global planes.

    January 2016