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  • Rajorshi Roy

    Associate Fellow
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    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 chapter ‘Exploring An Indo-Russian Congruence in the Indo-Pacific’ has been published as part of the book ‘The Great Game in the Indo-Pacific: A Pivot to India’ (Knowledge World, New Delhi), edited by Air Marshal Anil Chopra.

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      May 25, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Rajorshi Roy’s article ‘Deciphering Weaponization of Information in Russia-Ukraine Conflict’ has been published in ‘The Financial Express’ on 30 March 2022.

      Emphasis on an effective communication strategy has, unsurprisingly, seen the emergence of competing narratives…Evidently, the gloves are off in the race to be heard. In this, information as well as disinformation, often rooted in insidious propaganda, have emerged as vital elements of the wartime toolkit, writes Dr. Roy.

      March 30, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Rajorshi Roy’s article ‘China’s Ukrainian Gameplan’ has been published by the Organisation for Research on China and Asia (ORCA) on 23 February 2022.

      ‘China’s position appears more nuanced than what meets the eye. And a boiling European pot suits Beijing in multiple ways’, writes Dr. Roy.

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      February 23, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Rajorshi Roy’s article ‘Russia-Ukraine crisis: Escalation in Eastern Europe and Implications for India’ has been published in ‘The Financial Express’ on 23 February 2022.

      ‘At first glance, Russia’s formal recognition defies logic...nevertheless, there appears a certain method to this seeming madness…it is unlikely that Moscow will be the first to blink….this has seen India walk a diplomatic tightrope’, writes Dr. Roy.

      February 23, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Rajorshi Roy’s article ‘Normandy Format: Key to De-escalation of Tensions in Eastern Europe?’ has been published in WION on 11 February 2022.

      ‘A silver lining amidst ongoing tensions in eastern Ukraine is the revival of the Normandy Format…Nevertheless, it would be premature to envision a cessation of hostilities in Eastern Europe…It can only be hoped that keeping channels of communication open is an indication that perhaps there could be an alternative to military conflict’’ writes Dr Roy.

      February 11, 2022
      IDSA News
    • While India may not be a major actor in Central Asia yet it remains an important vector in the regional calculus of the Central Asian Republics. India’s multi-alignment should hold it in good stead in navigating the opportunities and challenges in a region which lies at a proverbial stone’s throw from New Delhi.

      January 27, 2022
      IDSA Comments
    • 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