Uttam Kumar Sinha

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  • Dr. Uttam Kumar Sinha is Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    Indus Water Treaty at 60: why there is a need to give it a fresh look

    September 19, 2020

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Uttam Sinha’s article ‘Indus Water Treaty at 60: Why there is a need to give it a fresh look’ has been published in ‘The Indian Express’ on September 19, 2020.

    The role of India as a responsible upper riparian abiding by the provisions of the treaty has been remarkable, but the country, of late, is under pressure to rethink the extent to which it can remain committed to the provisions, as its overall political relations with Pakistan becomes intractable, writes Dr. Sinha.

    The Nehruvian imprint on Indus Waters Treaty

    September 19, 2020

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Uttam Sinha’s article ‘The Nehruvian imprint on Indus Waters Treaty’ has been published in ‘The Hindustan Times’ on September 19, 2020. The Indus Waters Treaty may have prevented “another Korea”, as the World Bank had anxiously observed, but it did not fundamentally change Pakistan’s lower riparian angst nor in its perception of the upper riparian dominance of India, writes Dr. Sinha.   

    India in the Arctic: Civilization Connect and Contemporary Policy

    August 13, 2020

    Research Fellow Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Uttam Sinha’s chapter ‘India in the Arctic Civilization Connect and Contemporary Policies’ has been published in the Volume ‘Observing the Arctic: Asia in the Arctic Council and Beyond’ by Chih Yuan Woon and Klaus Dodds, Edward Elgar Publication, UK, 2020.

    Rebalancing Foreign Policy and Non-Traditional Security Issues

    August 13, 2020

    Manohar Parrikar IDSA scholars, Dr. Uttam Sinha’s chapter ‘Rebalancing Foreign Policy and Non-Traditional Security Issues’ and Dr. Ashok Behuria’ chapter ‘Domestic Drivers in India's Neighbourhood Policy’ have been published in the Volume ‘India's Foreign Policy: Surviving in a Turbulent World’, edited by Arvind Gupta and Anil Wadhwa, Sage Publication, 2020.

    Bal Gangadhar Tilak and the Arctic

    August 01, 2020

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Uttam Sinha’s article ‘Bal Gangadhar Tilak and the Arctic; has been published in The Indian Express on August 01, 2020.

    Bal Gangadhar Tilak's emphasis on cultural-historical geography, evident in study of the Vedas, was an important intervention when geographical determinism was gaining dominance, writes Dr. Sinha.

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    The climate-change challenge: Altering human behaviour a must

    September 15, 2019

    Research Fellow, IDSA, presently on Lien to Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Dr Uttam Sinha’s article on climate change, titled ‘The climate-change challenge: Altering human behaviour a must’ has been published in South Asia Monitor on September 15, 2019.

    Climate change, by all accounts, is the greatest existential threat that humanity has collectively witnessed, writes Dr. Sinha.

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    India’s need for hydro-diplomacy with China, Pakistan and Bangladesh

    July 22, 2019

    Research Fellow, IDSA, presently on Lien to Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Dr Uttam Sinha’s article on India’s hydro-diplomacy with its neighbours, titled ‘India’s need for hydro-diplomacy with China, Pakistan and Bangladesh’ has been published in South Asia Journal on July 22, 2019.

    India and the Arctic

    June 04, 2019

    Research Fellow, IDSA, presently on Lien to Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Dr Uttam Sinha’s article on ‘India and the Arctic’ has been published in the Journal of International Relations, Saint Petersburg University, Jan-March, 2019 issue.

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    A Life Plucked Out of the Archives

    It is not easy to turn somebody’s personal archive, even if it is well kept, into a book − that too a biography − without falling in love with the person, his times, the ideological cross-currents he swam with or against, and the historical significance of the character. Such efforts are really commendable when the person of the archives leaves an indelible mark as an ‘ideological beacon and moral compass’ to a leader of consequence, who steered a nation through one of the most tumultuous periods of its history.

    March 2019

    Regionalism the New Realism

    November 27, 2018

    Research Fellow, IDSA, presently on Lien to Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Dr Uttam Sinha’s chapter ‘Regionalism the New Realism’ was published in the Volume ‘Making of New India: Transformation Under Modi Government’, edited by Bibek Debroy, Anirban Ganguly and Kishore Desai. The Volume was released by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and the first copy was presented to President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on November 27, 2018.

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