India’s Growing Defense Diplomacy in Southeast Asia
By Araudra Singh
New Delhi sees the ASEAN nations as amenable strategic partners, and potential customers for its nascent defense industry.
India’s Act East Gateway: The Andaman and Nicobar Islands
By Abhishek Kumar
After a slow start, New Delhi is finally realizing the islands’ crucial role in its Indo-Pacific strategy.
Flooding in India’s Northeast Reveals Weakness of the Act East Policy
By Angshuman Choudhury
The historic floods show that India’s Act East Policy urgently needs to deal with disaster mitigation and resilience.
Incomplete Kaladan Project May Delay India-Myanmar Connectivity Plans
The COVID-19 pandemic has added to existing challenges when it comes to timely completion of a key Indian connectivity initiative.
India Had Good Reason to Pull out of RCEP
By Niranjan Marjani
The mega-trade deal could have undermined India’s strategic interests in Southeast Asia.
India’s BIMSTEC Gambit
By Sudha Ramachandran
With SAARC stalled, India is turning to BIMSTEC to center its foreign policy.
The Modi Factor in Indian Foreign Policy
By Harsh V. Pant
How influence has the Indian prime minister been in steering Indian foreign policy toward change?
As Modi Gears Up to See Abe Again, What's Holding Back India-Japan Ties?
By Rupakjyoti Borah
Much work remains ahead for the India-Japan bilateral relationship.
India Makes Moves at Indonesia's Strategic Sabang Port
By Ankit Panda
The Indian Navy's "Act East" initiative begins at Sabang.
South Korea’s ‘New Southern Policy’ Reaches the Shores of India
By Soyen Park
The Moon-Modi rendezvous reinforces a relationship that has been steadily growing more important to both sides.
Naval Visit Highlights India-Indonesia Maritime Ties
By Prashanth Parameswaran
The interaction came amid efforts by both sides to further advance relations in the maritime domain.
The Strategic Logic of Modi’s Indonesia Visit
By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The trip reinforced both the growing strategic alignment between New Delhi and Jakarta as well as its limits.