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  • Rajorshi Roy

    Associate Fellow
    +91 11 2671 7983

    Dr. Rajorshi Roy is Associate Fellow 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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    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Rajorshi Roy’s article ‘Fault lines in the Eurasian heartland’ has been published in the Financial Express on January 17, 2022.

      January 17, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Kremlin’s increasingly assertive stance on the troop build-up along the Russia–Ukraine border can be viewed as not just prompted by Ukraine’s potential NATO membership but also as Russia underscoring its place as a stakeholder in shaping European security architecture.

      January 03, 2022
      IDSA Comments
    • 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