Smruti S. Pattanaik

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  • Smruti S. Pattanaik is Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile

    New Hambantota Port Deal: China Consolidates its Stakes in Sri Lanka

    While the agreement remains controversial, China is likely to consolidate its presence and Sri Lanka likely to get deeper into the Chinese debt trap even though it has gained temporary relief through the equity for debt swap.

    August 14, 2017

    Sheikh Hasina’s Visit to India: an opportunity to broaden the relationship

    Sheikh Hasina’s visit should not be seen through the narrow prism of an agreement on defence cooperation or Teesta but through the broader perspective of the unexplored potential in India-Bangladesh relations.

    April 07, 2017

    Is a coup in the offing in Pakistan with the reported rift between the government and Armed Forces?

    October 12, 2016

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Smruti Pattanaik’s commentary on the possibility of a coup in Pakistan, titled ‘Is a coup in the offing in Pakistan with the reported rift between the government and Armed Forces?’ was published in ‘NewsIn.Asia’ on October 12, 2016.

    Cancellation of the SAARC Summit: Has India Succeeded in Isolating Pakistan Regionally?

    Cancellation of the SAARC Summit

    The reactions of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan and India indicate a new regional consensus that state sponsored terrorism cannot be dealt with only at the bilateral level.

    September 29, 2016

    Why India matters, by Maya Chadda

    Few issues have drawn as much attention and have been debated as intensely as the rise of India. There has been a plethora of literature that almost dissects various factors that have contributed to India’s rise and what the future holds for the country. Will India emerge as a major player in the international system? Will it be able to compete with a rising China as an Asian power? These are some of the questions that have confronted scholars of international relations and security.

    July 2016

    Will Sri Lanka overcome its economic woes?

    April 14, 2016

    Research Fellow IDSA, Dr Smruti Pattanaik’s article on Sri Lanka’s financial crisis, titled ‘Will Sri Lanka overcome its economic woes?’ was published in the East Asia Forum on April 14, 2016.

    Sub-regionalism as New Regionalism in South Asia: India’s Role

    India’s engagement with its neighbours received a policy reinvigoration after the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government assumed power and announced its ‘neighbourhood first’ policy. The first sign of this policy was visible when Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited all the heads of state of the neighbouring countries for his oath-taking ceremony, on May 26, 2014. India’s interest and engagement with the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has also intensified in the past few years – from being a reluctant player to driving the regional economic agenda.

    May 2016

    New Nepal, Old Politics

    New Nepal, Old Politics

    The issue of ‘consensus’ that has been at the core of writing a constitution has been eroded through majoritarianism to secure the entrenchment in power of the hill political elites.

    September 28, 2015

    Touching base . . .

    September 21, 2015

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Smruti Pattanaik’s article on Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinghe's recent visit to India, titled ‘Touching base . . .’ was published in The Sunday Observer on September 20, 2015.

    The Rajapakse ‘Coup’ and Upcoming Parliamentary Election in Sri Lanka

    The Rajapakse ‘Coup’ and Upcoming Parliamentary Election in Sri Lanka

    For the people of Sri Lanka the choice is clear – between de-democratisation represented by Rajapakse and his supporters, and democratisation represented by Sirisena and his political allies.

    July 28, 2015