Niranjan Chandrashekhar Oak

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  • Mr Niranjan Chandrashekhar Oak is a Research Analyst at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA), New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    India's Evolving Policy towards the Quad

    September 13, 2023

    Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Mr Niranjan Oak’s chapter titled ‘India's Evolving Policy towards the Quad" has been published in the book ‘Grace, Glory and Gaffe: India's Defence and Security@75’, edited by Dr Uttara Sahasrabuddhe and Mr Akshay Ranade.

    The book is published by the Forum for Integrated National Security (FINS) and Kabdwal Book International.

    Implications of the New START Suspension

    Russia’s decision to suspend participation in the New START complicates efforts to revive arms control negotiations.

    March 02, 2023

    Making Sense of the US–China Balloon Row

    The US–China balloon row shows that the significance of methods like balloon surveillance has not reduced in the era of high-tech satellites and drones.

    February 22, 2023

    Challenges before New START and Its Successor

    If the US and Russia fail to negotiate a successor agreement to New START, there is the possibility of an unrestricted arms race with detrimental implications.

    September 28, 2022

    India-Australia Relations amid Chinese Shadow over Island Neighbourhood

    June 30, 2022

    Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Mr Niranjan Oak’s article ‘India-Australia Relations amid Chinese Shadow over Island Neighbourhood’ has been published in ‘Ytharth’, a bi-monthly magazine, Vol I/ Issue I/ April-May 2022.

    Quad and the Ukrainian Crisis

    While the US, Japan and Australia have taken an overtly critical stand towards Russia at the UN, India has abstained from all the UN resolutions condemning Russia. Will divergent views over the Ukrainian crisis weaken the Quad, is a pertinent question being examined in this issue brief.

    March 22, 2022

    What BrahMos Deal With Philippines Means for Indo-Pacific

    The BrahMos deal with the Philippines marks a convergence between India’s Act East and Defence Export policies and adds to its profile as a reliable defence partner in the Indo-Pacific.

    February 23, 2022

    China’s Inconsequential Bid to Sign Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone Treaty

    Showing readiness to sign the SEANWFZ treaty seems to be a low-cost, high-return proposition for Beijing. It could be a calculated symbolic gesture having no bearing on the region’s precarious security situation.

    December 09, 2021

    Evolving Idea of the Quad: Emerging Technology

    By making the emerging technology one of the cornerstones of the grouping, the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) has shown its resilience to stay relevant in the fast-changing strategic environment of the Indo-Pacific.

    October 26, 2021

    India’s look east to act east policy: tracking the opportunities and challenges in the Indo-Pacific

    The 21st century is known as the Asian Century, and the Indo-Pacific is the most dynamic region of this century in terms of economics, security challenges and demographics. Against this backdrop, the book is a timely publication that focuses on the issues that are relevant to this region and analyses as well as proposes Indian policy responses to these emerging challenges. The book is divided into four themes: dynamics of India’s engagement with the Indo-Pacific region; key regional developments in the Indo-Pacific; maritime security challenges and cooperation; and conflict resolution.

    May 2017