Lakshmi Priya

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  • Ms Lakshmi Priya was Research Analyst at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses, New Delhi Click here for detail profile.

    Rebooting India-GCC Energy Partnerships: Hydrogen as a Fuel for the Future

    The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States have over the decades proved to be dependable partners in India’s energy security. However, the energy transition necessitates examining its impact on the India-GCC energy partnership. Will India-GCC energy partnership last the transition from hydrocarbons to renewables? What will be its medium- and long-term impact? Can hydrogen replace hydrocarbons as the vehicle for India-GCC energy cooperation?

    May-June 2023

    India’s National Hydrogen Mission and Prospects for Cooperation with GCC

    India and GCC share convergence of ideas and interests along with the political will to collaborate in the hydrogen energy sector. There is a need to provide impetus to the public and private partnerships in this sector as it has a strong potential for growth in future.

    August 27, 2021

    Oman’s Renewed Economic and Political Challenges

    The recent protests in Oman over economic slowdown due to the coronavirus pandemic pose a major economic and political challenge for Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al-Said, the new ruler of Oman.

    June 25, 2021

    India-Kuwait Ties on The Upswing

    June 23, 2021

    Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Lakshmi Priya’s commentary ‘India-Kuwait ties on the upswing’ has been published by All India Radio on June 15, 2021.

    Indo-Kuwait partnership is time tested and the External Affairs Minister’s visit is a step in the direction of strengthening the bilateral ties while COVID-19 is impacting both economies. The two countries consider cooperation and collaboration as significant tools in the mitigation of the ill effects of the pandemic, writes Dr. Lakshmi Priya.

    China-Iran Comprehensive Strategic Partnership: Likely Challenges for India

    The growing ties between China and Iran can have challenges for India’s relations with Iran and interests in the Persian Gulf region. Nonetheless, it is unlikely to seriously affect India-Iran bilateral ties that remain robust and have withstood challenges earlier.

    April 30, 2021

    Labour Sector Reforms in the GCC and Challenges for Indian Expatriates

    GCC countries are taking measures to nationalise the labour force, which is adversely affecting the Indian expatriates across all sectors. Even as India is getting equipped to tackle the return migration, the creation of a comprehensive database will help better manage the crisis in the long run.

    November 27, 2020

    Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

    Syria acquired the capability to produce chemical weapons in order to counter Israel’s chemical weapons program. It imported chemical weapon precursor and dual-use production equipment from other countries including Russia, China, India and North Korea. Bashar al Assad inherited a huge stockpile of chemical weapons with production, manufacturing, storage and research facilities scattered over Damascus, Homs, Hama, Latakia and Aleppo.

    July-December 2020

    India Joins The Jeddah Amendment

    September 18, 2020

    Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Lakshmi Priya’s Commentary ‘India Joins the Jeddah Amendment’ has been published by All India Radio (AIR) World Service, an external services division of AIR, on September 18, 2020.

    Mars Mission: A Beacon of HOPE

    July 30, 2020

    Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Lakshmi Priya’s article on UAE’s space mission, titled ‘Mars Mission: A Beacon of HOPE’ has been published by ‘The Diplomatist’ on July 30, 2020.

    The article explores how a newcomer in space science, UAE has made a place for itself by launching three earth observation satellites in orbit and sending the first Emirati astronaut, Hazzaa Ali Almansoori to the International Space Station, while aiming to build a human colony on Mars in the next hundred years.

    COVID-19 Deepens Fault Lines in Egypt

    While Egypt has managed to contain the spread of the virus, the economic and political fallout of the pandemic poses a critical challenge to the stability of the country.

    June 04, 2020