The two decade-old Indian Ocean Rim Association holds its first ever summit next week. Maritime safety and security in the region is a paramount concern as also enhanced trade, but will the Blue Economy be included as a priority? Another area of concern is devising modalities for cooperation with dialogue partners, such as the United States, China and Japan
- South Asia
- East Asia
- Middle East
- Analysis & Background
- Gateway House
- Essays & reports
- Research Papers
- Ambassador's Views
- Obama’s Indian Odyssey
- Essays & Reports
- India-Latin America
- Junior Statesmen
- In 400 words
- Policy Perspectives
- India's Liberal Agenda
- Gateway House Affiliated
- Gateway House In Media
As it celebrates its 240th birthday, the U.S. Navy would do well to keep the Indian Ocean in mind.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Washington in late September will provide an opportunity for the United States and India to reflect and build upon their nascent cooperation in Asia.
India will acquire strategic weight to function as a key player alongside Japan, USA and China in the Indo-Pacific Strategy. Where India chooses to accept or oppose China’s growing power and influence will be shaped by the costs and risks of opposing China and by anxieties about Beijing’s increasing strength and reach.
By inviting SAARC leaders to his swearing-in ceremony India’s new prime minister Narendra Modi has signaled a major shift in India’s foreign policy. Gateway House presents perspectives from experts from seven countries on the changes they expect to see in India’s foreign policy in the Modi era
The importance of the international community for India’s trade, security and aid has accorded much importance to foreign policy discourse in India’s electoral scenario. Narendra Modi, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, must think on several interconnected factors that will affect the security and esteem of India
The India-Japan alliance needs to be viewed through a prism broader than that of "containing" China, and by treating the Indian and Pacific oceans as a single entity. Such an alliance has the potential to strengthen the geopolitical security of India and Japan, along with that of all their allies and associates
As China and India rise as naval powers, Beijing and Delhi would like to project power beyond their territorial waters — to secure the increasingly dispersed interests of their nations. However, the outcomes of their efforts in the Indo-Pacific region will be defined by their interaction with the U.S.
The concern with piracy is in our waters is three-fold: the threat to Indian-owned vessels and Indian citizens; the difficulty in dealing with piracy and hostage-taking on the high seas; and finally, squeezing the organized industry. Can India play a leadership role in this effort?
A new stealth frigate and naval base are the latest signs of India’s maritime ambitions. But can India’s Navy become more self-reliant?