Madhav Das Nalapat

Director, Department of Geopolitics, Manipal University

M.D. Nalapat is the director of the School of Geopolitics at Manipal University in Manipal, India. A gold medalist in economics from Bombay University. He is also a UNESCO Peace Chair, Senior Associate of the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Board Member of the India-China-America Institute and Associate of the United Services Institution of India. A noted China expert, M.D. Nalapat has also been quoted here in the Global Times.
Expertise

Indo-China; Indo-Taiwan; Indian foreign policy, nuclear politics

Last modified: January 17, 2019

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6 December 2018 Gateway House

Modi a better CM than PM?

Academic and columnist M.D. Nalapat, in this interview with Manjeet Kripalani, speaks of how a tardy bureaucracy has brought about “a too-cautious” policy towards the U.S. and China as opposed to the former Gujarat chief minister’s greater openness in consulting people before handing over policy implementation to the bureaucracy. He also discusses the prime minister’s shrewd approach to South Asia, the dependable warmth of the Japanese and a range of other topics

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21 January 2016 Gateway House

Can India tie up with Taiwan & Tsai?

India has long sought China over Taiwan, so is it too late to rectify foreign policy? The recent election results in Taiwan have upset China as China fears it will lose control over Taiwan. Gateway House interviews noted China expert Professor Nalapat to get his take on Taiwan's new president-elect and what lies ahead for tenuous Sino-Indian-Taiwan relations.
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31 March 2015 Gateway House

An upsurge of Wahabbis confront the “Sabahis”

Currently, it appears that the Wahabbis have the upper hand over the "Sabahis" in the middle east. But the war for the hearts and minds of a people as gifted as the Arabs, is far from over.
Will Modi and Obama increase pressure on Pakistan
6 February 2015

Will Modi and Obama increase pressure on Pakistan

Professor M.D. Nalapat, Manipal University, comments on whether Prime Minister Modi and President Obama will go beyond tough rhetoric and take some form of action to place pressure on Pakistan to act against the anti-India terrorist outfits in Pakistan.

Will Modi and Obama increase pressure on Pakistan
22 January 2015

Will Modi and Obama increase pressure on Pakistan

Professor M.D. Nalapat, Manipal University, comments on whether Prime Minister Modi and President Obama will go beyond tough rhetoric and take some form of action to place pressure on Pakistan to act against the anti-India terrorist outfits in Pakistan.