Sameer Patil

Sameer Patil

Fellow, National Security Studies & Director, Centre for International Security, Gateway House

Sameer Patil is Fellow, National Security Studies & Director, Centre for International Security, Gateway House. Prior to this, he was Assistant Director at the National Security Council Secretariat in Prime Minister’s Office, New Delhi. Sameer has interned at the Indian Pugwash Society and the M. L. Sondhi Institute of Asia Pacific Affairs. He has written extensively on various aspects of national security including cyber security, fake currency, terrorism, India-Pakistan relations, India-China relations, the Kashmir issue and nuclear proliferation for various magazines, journals and newspapers. Download high-res picture
Education

M.A. and M.Phil. in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University

Expertise

International security and conflict, cyber-security, defence business, business risk

Last modified: February 16, 2017

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Features
Defence paper cover Courtesy: Wikipedia
19 January 2017 Gateway House

India-EU defence ties: not making a mark

European defence companies can contribute significantly to India’s military modernisation under the ‘Make in India’ campaign. But before this can happen they will have to deepen their interactions in the country at the political and strategic levels to identify common areas of interest and understand India’s technological priorities in the sector

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Cyber paper cover Courtesy: Wikipedia
24 December 2016 Gateway House

India-EU: cooperating on cyber and data

Cyber cooperation between India and the European Union currently lacks a security focus despite the common threats they face. Differences persist on both sides regarding India’s data adequacy status which has resulted in a blocking of the Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement negotiations.

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A stack of one thousand rupee notes. Courtesy: 123RF
9 November 2016 Gateway House

How ‘hawala’ impacts national security

On November 8, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to India, the demonetisation of high-value currency notes, he specifically referred to the use of Hawala and fake Indian currency notes for terrorist financing. The hawala system to move funds globally for terrorist financing is huge, secretive, and layered—and a challenge for national security agencies.
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indian ocean article Courtesy: Wiki
15 September 2016 Gateway House

India bolsters Indian Ocean strategy

In the last few years, India has stepped up its engagement with the countries of the Indian Ocean. At the first Indian Ocean Conference held last week, a consensus emerged that New Delhi needed to redouble their efforts to foster political, security, economic, and cultural cooperation in the region.

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HAL_Tejas_NP-1_takes-off_from_the_Shore_Based_Test_Facility_at_INS_Hansa,_Goa Courtesy: Wikipedia
14 July 2016 Gateway House

Tejas shows the way

‘Make in India’ in defence production does not imply stopping arms imports altogether. Rather, it means importing only those components that cannot be produced locally, while strategically utilising offsets and building domestic capabilities that will enable India to export complete systems and sub-systems as an active participant of the global supply chain.

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22 June 2016 Gateway House

Challenges in protecting the border

A recent seminar on ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ (CVE) offered a platform for law enforcement agencies to understand technological, social media and other propaganda strategies used by cross-border terrorist groups. The seminar’s location in Sri Ganganagar, the northern-most town of Rajasthan, served as a gentle reminder of challenges specific to security agencies on the India-Pakistan border.
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Narendra_Modi_in_cockpit_of_MiG-29K_abroad_INS_Vikramaditya-1 Courtesy: Indian Navy
19 May 2016 Gateway House

India’s defence: towards self-reliance

Speedy clearances to long-pending equipment demands of the Indian military and a push for local defence production have been the hallmarks of two years of the Modi government. The next three years must create that defence industrial base, encourage private sector participation and focus on R&D.

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Carter and Parikhar Courtesy: Department of Defense, U.S. Gov
14 April 2016 Gateway House

Carter in India: a foundational visit

The recent visit of the U.S. Defense Secretary to India has yielded significant outcomes on streamlining bilateral military interactions, deepening maritime security cooperation and defence technology collaboration. As India grows closer to the U.S., it should be clear about the objectives of this engagement