Jayadeva Ranade

Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Air Power Studies

PHOTO_JRJayadeva Ranade, a former Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India is a security and intelligence expert. He is a seasoned China analyst with over 25 years experience in the field. He earned a Diploma of Advanced Proficiency in Chinese after a two-year study programme in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and completed an Intensive Introductory Course in Mandarin and a Diploma in Mandarin from the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. His foreign assignments have included Hong Kong, Beijing and his last foreign posting, prior to retirement in late 2008, was as Minister in the Indian Embassy in Washington. Ranade is presently a Distinguished Fellow with the Centre for Air Power Studies. He contributes to many mainstream national newspapers, magazines and leading publications, mostly on strategic and security issues relating to China. Chapters contributed by him on specialized aspects relating to China have been published in three books. He is often requested by leading TV news channels to comment on issues of national interest and is also invited to international conferences and seminars in India and abroad to speak on China/East Asia and subjects related to Intelligence.

China, India security, India-China relations, Indian intelligence

Last modified: October 5, 2017

Recent projects

china party congress_0 Courtesy: Voice of America
28 November 2012 Gateway House

Deciphering China’s leadership transition

Rising income inequality, corruption and the ouster of former Politburo member Bo Xilai from the Chinese Communist Party were all significant aspects of China’s 18th Party Congress. However, the new leadership has committed to reforms and repeated that increased economic growth will be achieved.
J Ranade interview Courtesy: Gateway House
23 August 2012 Gateway House

The implications of China’s leadership transition

This October, China’s 18th Party Congress will usher in a new leadership in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the People's Liberation Army, amidst increased turmoil in its neighbourhood. What consequences will this have on Indo-China relations, and on the policies of the Party?
kayani mullen Courtesy: U.S.ArmedForces/WikimediaCommons
30 December 2011 Gateway House

Pakistan: Mired in Politcal Miasma

The 'memogate' fiasco in Pakistan highlights, yet again, the tensions that exist between the country’s political establishment and the Pakistan Army. While the final acts of this maneuvering are being played out, will the all-powerful Army continue to push the civilian government into a corner?
100713-N-3446M-139 Courtesy: SurfaceForces/Flickr
2 September 2011 Gateway House

China’s aircraft carrier changes the balance

The turbulent waters of the South China Sea may soon see a major addition: an aircraft carrier, from China. The carrier - already seventy percent complete - is sure to change the equation and further Beijing's Four Modernisations programme.
Chuck Kennedy wh_210x140 Courtesy: ChuckKennedy/WhiteHouse
18 January 2011 Gateway House

Hu Jintao in Washington

Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to the US comes at a time when the geopolitical situation in Asia and the Asia-Pacific region is fluid - consequent to the US deciding to re-energise relations with countries in the region - and when Sino-US relations have been under some strain.
Salmaan Taseer Flickr_210x140 Courtesy: SalmaanTaseer/Flickr
12 January 2011 Gateway House

Pakistan: At the edge of the abyss

The murder of Salman Taseer , the liberal-minded Governor of Pakistani Punjab, augurs grimly for the country. With the government mired in political turmoil, intelligentsia silenced and religious extremists integrating with the security forces, Pakistan is a state teetering on the brink of collapse.