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>

    North Korea – Construction of Nuclear Power Plant

    In the latest game of one-upmanship, North Korea has up the ante by announcing to the world that there is no stopping its nuclear development programme.

    November 18, 2010

    New Zealand’s Defence White Paper 2010

    As an island country deep down in the Pacific, New Zealand’s security is under no great direct threat from any external source, though turbulence in the neighbourhood would be a matter of concern.

    November 15, 2010

    China relents but cannot stop North Korea from weapon proliferation

    China’s objection to the early release of a UN report on North Korea’s compliance with UN sanctions stemmed from its misplaced confidence in international diplomacy.

    November 12, 2010

    PM’s visit to Japan: CEPA will transform India-Japan Ties

    The fruits of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Japan can be seen in the conclusion of negotiations on the long-pending CEPA, start of the negotiations on a civil nuclear pact and sharing of views on Afghanistan, UN reform, and on engaging China as a responsible stakeholder for peace and stability in Asia.

    October 29, 2010

    Can Prime Minister Singh push through a Nuclear Deal with Japan?

    The DPJ has relaxed its earlier rigid position and is no longer demanding that India join the NPT as a pre-condition for the nuclear pact.

    October 21, 2010

    Power Transition in North Korea creates more uncertainty for future

    The power transition in North Korea is bound to produce more political intrigue in the coming months, with the junior Kim concentrating more on military modernization and nuclear programme to strengthen his position.

    October 13, 2010

    As Dragon flexes muscle, the Rising Sun goes defensive

    China’s rise has become a matter of concern throughout Asia and led to changes in the strategic postures of its neighbours. Japan has begun to rethink its own defence strategy and security policy in response to China’s military modernization.

    September 09, 2010

    North Korea's Nuclear Issue: Security Implications for Asia

    The security environment of Asia is threatened by the nuclear weapons development programme by North Korea. Threats of economic sanctions by denying economic aid and resolutions by the UN Security Council to punish Kim Jong-il regime have only reinforced Pyongyang's resolve to pursue its chosen path. Not only the future of the Six-Party Talks seems uncertain, there seems to have little hope to bring the recalcitrant country to the negotiating table.

    April 2010

    India and New Zealand: Emerging Challenges

    India and New Zealand: Emerging Challenges
    • Publisher: Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

    The book is an attempt to highlight contemporary global issues and discuss them in the context of the role of India and New Zealand in dealing with those emerging challenges. An attempt has been made to put contemporary issues like multilateralism in Asia, global financial crisis, security aspects in the Asia Pacific, and the rise of China in perspective as well as discuss the nuances of bilateral ties between the two countries.

    • ISBN 81-86019-82-0 ,
    • Price: ₹. 500/-
    • E-copy available

    Fruits of Antony’s visit to South Korea: Defence Ties Strengthen further

    Converging interests between India and South Korea is leading them to position themselves to work closely in the emerging Asian security architecture.

    September 07, 2010