Aditya Phatak

Aditya Phatak

former Senior Researcher, Gateway House

Aditya is a former Senior Researcher at Gateway House.  Prior to this, he was a journalist for over eight years and has worked at reputed global media companies such as Reuters and the Agence France Presse (AFP).  In his journalistic career, Aditya has written on U.S. capital markets, India’s bond and foreign exchange market as well as its monetary policy and major businesses developments. He has an abiding interest in matters related to security and holds a Masters in Defense & Strategic Studies.

Recent projects

uae prince india Courtesy: MEA/Flickr
25 January 2017 Gateway House

India-UAE: time to foster mutual interests

The West Asian monarchies are being forced to ‘look East’ due to a range of factors: the rise of the Islamic State, their need to boost falling oil revenues and doubts about the United States continuing to remain a guarantor of regional stability. Quite coterminously, India is looking towards the Gulf for energy security besides fulfilling other geostrategic goals: this is an ‘East’ and ‘West’ where the ‘twain will meet
Defence paper cover Courtesy: Wikipedia
19 January 2017 Gateway House

India-EU: defence cooperation and the role of industry

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
Cyber paper cover Courtesy: Wikipedia
24 December 2016 Gateway House

India-EU: cooperation on cyber security and data protection

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.
GH_Demonetisation_Web-724x1024 Courtesy: Gateway House
24 November 2016 Gateway House

Demonetisation around the world

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement on November 8 to demonetise notes of the denomination of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 has a precedent. This infographic traces some interesting demonetisation initiatives around the world. From discontinuation of high denomination notes due to lack of circulation, to the use of beer and water as 'real assets' in place of hyper-inflated currency.