Rajaram Panda

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  • Rajaram Panda was Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. <a href="/profile/rpanda">Click here for profile</a>

    India-Republic of Korea Military Diplomacy : Past and Future Projections

    As the first decade of the 21st century ended, India-Republic of Korea (ROK) relationship has assumed robustness in almost all dimensions – political, cultural and economic. As both countries enter the new year, a new dimension – security and strategic – that began in the preceding decade is likely to be seen in the expanding military cooperation, that began in the closing months of the preceding year. The foundation for such a relationship is already in place as both countries have identified a convergence of interests.

    January 2011

    Kan Naoto’s Uncertain Political Future

    Japanese Prime Minister Kan Naoto is walking a tight rope with plunging popularity and growing demands for his resignation.

    March 07, 2011

    An Apocalypse Lurks in the Korean Peninsula

    The temporary hope of peace returning to the Korean peninsula following North Korea’s peace overtures dissipated no sooner than it started when North Korean negotiators walked out of the meeting room at the DMZ in Panmunjam.

    February 14, 2011

    Inter-Korea Dialogue versus Japan-South Korea Military Engagement

    North Korea’s offer of a dialogue is unlikely to elicit a positive response from South Korea which instead is militarily drawing closer to Japan to enhance deterrence.

    January 14, 2011

    Naoto Kan’s Remarks strain Relations with South Korea

    Kan’s statement about sending the SDF to the Korean peninsula to rescue Japanese citizens and people of Japanese origin in the event of an emergency has raised the spectre of a possible revival of Japanese militarism.

    December 20, 2010

    India and Japan: Exploring Strategic Potentials

    The strategic environment of the world, particularly in Asia, is in a state of dramatic flux. The overwhelming economic and military presence of the United States in Asia is on the wane. China is a rising power, both economically and militarily, and its power projection capabilities are causing concern amongst its neighbours. Though the United States is a declining power, China is not the logical successor, not at least in the near term. These developments have led to realignment of power equations between countries in Asia.

    October 2010

    North Korea’s Artillery Attack on Yeonpyeongdo: Responses and Implications

    Both the revelation of a highly refined capacity for uranium enrichment and the shelling of South Korean military positions amply demonstrate Pyongyang’s preparedness to push the crisis to the extremes.

    November 30, 2010

    India and New Zealand: Engaging each other in Asia

    India and New Zealand have a great opportunity to work together for the economic wellbeing of the Pacific Island nations.

    November 25, 2010

    Why Japan’s economy is ailing?

    Japan needs to structurally transform domestic demand by focusing on its service sector – medical services, education, environment, and health.

    November 22, 2010