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  • Rajaram Panda

    Senior Fellow
    +91 11 2671 7983
    Archive data: Person was Research Fellow at IDSA from January 2009 to January 2012

    Joined IDSA

    January 2009


    Japan’s Foreign and Economic Policy, Security and Strategic Perspectives, Resource Diplomacy, India-Japan Relations, Emerging Power Equilibrium in the Asia-Pacific Region, Prospects of Security Architecture in the Asia-Pacific Region, Diaspora and migration remittance issues.


    Masters in History from the University of Delhi (1972), M.Phil (1976) and Ph.D. (1981) in Japanese Studies from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

    Current Project

    Strategic Dimension of India-Japan Relations: Convergence and Divergence of Interests in the Evolving Asia-Pacific Security Architecture


    Dr. Panda is the head (Cluster Coordinator) of China and East Asia Cluster. He is a leading Japan specialist from India. Prior to joining the IDSA, he was ICSSR Fellow and Research Associate at the Centre for East Asian Studies, SIS, JNU; Foreign Editor of Newstime, Hyderabad; and Chief Program Officer, The Japan Foundation, New Delhi. He has presented a number of scholarly papers at national and international seminars and conferences in India, Japan and Australia on Japan’s economic, political and strategic issues as well as on the State of Japanese Studies in India. He is a frequent contributor to leading Indian dailies on current issues of India-Japan relations. He has published 2 books (sole authoured), 4 co-edited books, contributed Chapter to 9 books, and over 65 research articles in professional journals in India, Japan, the US and England. Dr. Panda was Visiting Fellow at Hitotsubashi University, Japan (1979), Australian National University, Canberra (1979), and Asahi Shimbun Foundation Fellow at Reitaku University, Japan (1992-93).

    Select Publications

    • Pacific Partnership: Japan-Australia Resource Diplomacy (Rohtak: Manthan, 1982).
    • Japan and the Third World: Political and Economic Enter-Actions, 1980s and 1990s (New Delhi: Lancer Books, 1994).
    • (co-edited with Yoo Fukazawa), India and Japan in Search of Global Roles (New Delhi: Bibliophile South Asia, 2007)
    • “Japan’s Cultural Diplomacy: A Perspective,” Reitaku International Journal of Economic Studies (Kashiwa, Japan), vol. 12, no. 2, September 2004.
    • “India and East Asian Community Concept,” Japanese Studies (Abingdon, Oxon, England), vol. 26, no. 1, May 2006.
    • “India and Japan in Search for Strategic Partnership,” 2nd Netaji Subhash Bose Commemorative Souvenir (Netaji Subhash Bose-INA Trust, New Delhi, 2008).

    Other publications