Gulbin Sultana

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  • Gulbin Sultana is Research Analyst at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile

    Wang Yi’s visit to the Maldives and Sri Lanka: Relevance and Outcome

    January 18, 2022

    Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Gulbin Sultana’s article ‘Wang Yi’s visit to the Maldives and Sri Lanka: Relevance and Outcome’ has been published in Financial Express on 18 January 2022.

    The main purpose of the visit was to capitalise on the opportunities arising out of the economic and political vulnerabilities of Sri Lanka and the Maldives and further consolidate its influence in these two countries, says Dr. Sultana.

    Sri Lankan Cabinet nods Joint Development of Trincomalee Oil Tank Farm with India

    January 05, 2022

    Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar, Dr. Gulbin Sultana’s article ‘Sri Lankan Cabinet nods Joint Development of Trincomalee Oil Tank Farm with India’ has been published in Financial Express on January 05, 2022.

    The Sri Lankan cabinet at the meeting held on 3 January 2022 approved the proposal presented by Sri Lankan Minister of Energy Udaya Gammanpilato implement the development project by a company named Trinco Petroleum Terminal Pvt. Ltd, says Dr. Sultana.

    Colombo Security Conclave Obtains Operational teeth with the launching of ‘Focused Operation’

    December 02, 2021

    Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Gulbin Sultana’s opinion piece "Colombo Security Conclave Obtains Operational teeth with the launching of ‘Focused Operation’" published in the Financial Express on December 02, 2021.

    An effective security cooperative framework requires operational synergy among the partners through the exchange of information and the conduct of coordinated operations to handle maritime incidents, says Dr. Sultana.

    Quandary over AUKUS? Need to bolster India-Sri Lanka ties

    October 03, 2021

    Research Analyst Dr. Gulbin Sultana’s article ‘Quandary over AUKUS? Need to bolster India-Sri Lanka ties’ got published in the Financial Express on October 03, 2021.

    As the developments are taking shape in the Indian Ocean in the context of the QUAD and AUKUS, it is in the interests of both India and Sri Lanka to engage in meaningful and effective cooperation, without affecting their respective bilateral relations with extra-regional partners, says Dr. Sultana.

    India-Funded Thilamake Bridge Project: A Potential Economic Engine for the Maldives

    September 02, 2021

    Research Analyst, MP-IDSA Dr. Gulbin Sultana’s commentary, ‘India-funded Thilamake Bridge Project: A Potential Economic Engine for the Maldives’, has been broadcast by the All India Radio (AIR) World Service, an External Services Division of AIR on September 2, 2021.

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    Internal Power Struggle in the Maldives: Why India and the International Community Should Be Worried

    August 14, 2021

    Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Gulbin Sultana’s Commentary ‘Internal power struggle in the Maldives: Why India and the international community should be worried’ has been published by India Narrative on August 14, 2021.

    Present State of Defence Cooperation between India and Sri Lanka: Issues and Challenges

    August 06, 2021

    Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA Dr. Gulbin Sultana’s chapter ‘Present State of Defence Cooperation between India and Sri Lanka: Issues and Challenges’, has been published in Samatha Mallempati (ed.), ‘India-Sri lanka Relations: Is it Time for Reorientation of Policy?’.

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    India extends support to the Maldives “Presidency of Hope” at UNGA

    August 01, 2021

    Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA Dr. Gulbin Sultana’s Commentary ‘India Extends Support to Abdulla Shahid’s “Presidency of Hope”’ has been published by the External Services Division of All India Radio (AIR) on August 1, 2021.

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    Maldives’ Abdulla Shahid as President of the 76th UNGA: What does it mean for India?

    July 28, 2021

    Research Analyst, Dr. Gulbin Sultana’s article ‘Maldives’ Abdulla Shahid as President of the 76th UNGA: What does it mean for India?’ got published in the Financial Express on July 28, 2021.

    After President Ibrahim Solih came into power in November 2018, Maldives' foreign policy priority has been to restore the relations with India, the US, and other Western powers which declined significantly during Yameen’s period, says Dr. Sultana.

    India reacts to the “India Out” campaign in the Maldives

    July 07, 2021

    Research Analyst, Dr. Gulbin Sultana’s article ‘India reacts to the “India Out” campaign in the Maldives’ has been published in Financial Express on July 7, 2021.

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