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Shruti Pandalai

Shruti Pandalai is Associate Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

The 'Social Media'Challenge to National Security: Impact and Opportunities A Conceptual Overview

2016

The monograph hopes to succeed in providing a conceptual framework to understanding this emerging challenge and draw up a set of best practices and recommendations for policy makers and law enforcement agencies to move forward with.

Uri, Surgical Strikes and International Reactions

October 04, 2016
Uri, Surgical Strikes and International Reactions

India’s diplomatic offensive launched post the Uri-attacks provided the broader context in which its decision to carry out the surgical strike needs to be seen.

India’s NSG Bid: Let’s Set the Record Straight

July 06, 2016
India’s NSG Bid: Let’s Set the Record Straight

Membership in the NSG is essential to safeguard future Indian interests in nuclear commerce, even if it is not a necessary condition for India to engage in nuclear exports.

ISIS in India: The Writing on the (Facebook) Wall

May 06, 2016

OSD Outreach and Research Analyst, IDSA, Ms Shruti Pandalai's op-ed on the threat of Islamic States’ social media propaganda campaign in India, titled ‘ISIS in India: The Writing on the (Facebook) Wall’ was published in ‘The Diplomat’ on May 6, 2016.

When India found a leader, but lost a statesman

September 26, 2015

OSD Outreach and Research Analyst, IDSA, Ms Shruti Pandalai’s Oped on Lal Bahadur Shastri, titled ‘When India found a leader, but lost a statesman’ was published in The Hindu on September 26, 2015.

Recounting 1965: War, Diplomacy and Great Games in the Subcontinent

July 2015

‘Stalemate’, ‘futile’, ‘forgotten’—the descriptions of the 1965 War between India and Pakistan often do injustice to its profound Impact on the history of the Indian subcontinent. It was a war that altered the fates of India and Pakistan both politically and militarily, and officially began the new great game for Asia. For India, it was a test of leadership post Nehru and banishing the demons of 1962. For Pakistan, it was about Kashmir and testing India, playing roulette with the superpowers, and sealing its friendship with China.

Challenging Stereotypes: Reinventing the national discourse on the North East

May 16, 2014

If the larger goal is to understand the challenges of the North East, it would require a strong national narrative which reconciles its many identities and adds to the peace process. Till development in the North East is achieved the stereotypes will continue to gain traction in policy approaches.

India’s Defence Budget: Trends Beyond the Numbers

March 04, 2013

In the larger scheme of things, fiscal prudence is a good trait and the reduction in deficits desirable, yet an overtly ambitious approach of reducing deficits into a number game may lead to developments that may hurt us not only in the security arena but in economic growth as well.

Who Sets the Agenda? Does 'Prime Time' Really Pace Policy?

2013
Who Sets the Agenda? Does 'Prime Time' Really Pace Policy?

At a time when the country is seeing crises - political, social and moral, the role of the media is rising in perception as never before. But how much does 'prime time' in the era of 24 hour news coverage actually impact policy? This monograph unpacks the perceived influence of the media in specific foreign policy episodes and argues that while it has introduced accountability and real-time responses to issues, it still has not been able to establish long term policy impact.

Enduring Legacy of 1962: Cementing the Conflict of Perceptions in Sino-Indian Ties

Fifty years since the 1962 war, India and China have moved on to become world powers with engagement and competition characterizing their relationship in keeping with the rules of realpolitik. Both sides argue that the past has been forgotten, yet the border dispute remains unresolved. Despite the rapprochement and robust economic engagement undertaken, the relationship has a constant undercurrent of tension and is often described as fragile.

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