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  • Rajorshi Roy

    Research Analyst
    Email: 
    rajorshiroy84@gmail.com
    Phone: 
    +91 11 2671 7983

    Dr. Rajorshi Roy is Research Analyst at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses. His areas of research and analysis cover the foreign, defence, security and domestic policies of Russia and the Central Asian countries. He has written extensively on these issues. He was a member of the Institute’s web editorial team during 2019-20. He was the Secretary for the Indian side of the Eminent Persons Group for Nepal-India Relations (2016-18), set-up by the governments of India and Nepal, to recommend ways to improve bilateral relations.

    Dr. Roy has completed his Ph.D. from the Centre for Russian and Central Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). His doctoral thesis explored the role of Russia’s Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALWs) industry in shaping the country’s domestic and external discourse. He completed his M.Phil. and Masters in International Politics from JNU. Prior to joining MP-IDSA, Rajorshi worked with the Central Information Commission (CIC). He is an alumni of St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi (DU).


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    • Maintaining security and stability in Central Asia seems to be a key pillar of Russia’s Afghan calculus. By positioning itself as an interlocutor of the Taliban, Russia aims to project itself as an indispensable pole in resolving global and regional issues.

      August 31, 2021
      IDSA Comments
    • Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Rajorshi Roy’s Commentary ‘India-Georgia: Charting A New Course In Bilateral Relations’ has been published by All India Radio on July 17, 2021.

      July 17, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Mr. Rajorshi Roy’s Op-ed ‘A Thaw in Geneva: Biden-Putin’s Tactical Shift’ has been published in ‘The Pioneer’ on July 4, 2021.

      July 04, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Mr. Rajorshi Roy’s article ‘Russia’s Growing Outreach to Pakistan: Should India be Concerned?’ has been published in Stimson Centre’s South Asian Voices, on June 29, 2021.

      Mr. Roy discusses warming Russia-Pakistan ties, and what the implications may be for India. "While it is undeniable that Russia’s previously unreserved support of India’s strategic concerns has become more measured, it would be presumptuous to write off this partnership as it remains mutually beneficial", writes Mr. Roy.

      June 29, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Even as China has emerged as one of Russia’s pillars to tackle the perceived Western threat, it is unlikely that their ongoing entente will morph into a military alliance.

      March 08, 2021
      Issue Brief
    • India’s vision of the Indo-Pacific not only accommodates Russia’s clamour for ASEAN centrality but also complements its Greater Eurasia construct.

      February 03, 2021
      IDSA Comments
    • Russia’s high-profile opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s poisoning has led to intense speculation about not only the perpetrator but also its timing and motive. Widely conflicting diagnosis emerging from Russia, where Navalny was first treated, to Germany, where he was airlifted for further medical treatment, have further fanned this speculation. Unsurprisingly, the needle of suspicion has fallen on the Russian government.

      CBW Magazine
    • Russia’s new nuclear strategy is both a tactical and a strategic document. It leaves the door open for adversaries to recalibrate their strategies while giving Russia the scope to manoeuvre the ongoing turbulence in its ties with the US

      June 23, 2020
      IDSA Comments
    • India has redefined its engagement with Eurasia in the last few years. It has sought to re-energize ties with its extended neighbourhood based on its historical linkages, positive and benign image, and overlapping security and economic interests. In this context, ties with Uzbekistan remain a key pillar of India’s Eurasian calculus. Tashkent’s strategic location at the crossroads of Central Asia and abundant natural resources form the fulcrum around which the security of Central Asia revolves.

      Strategic Analysis
    • Research Analyst, Manohat Parrikar IDSA, Mr. Rajorshi Roy’s commentary titled 'BRICS Strategizes Collective Response to COVID-19' has been published by the All India Radio (AIR) World Service, an External Services Division of AIR, on May 1, 2020.

      Given the political, economic and ideological diversity of BRICS members, as evidenced by Russia and South Africa shielding China at the UNSC despite its COVID-19 acts of commission and omission, the litmus test will lie in BRICS ability to strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation while setting aside their differences, writes Mr. Roy.

      May 01, 2020
      IDSA News
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