Akash Sahu

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  • Mr Akash Sahu is a Research Analyst with the Centre for Southeast Asia and Oceania at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA), New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    Southeast Asian Defence Markets: Opportunities for India

    A larger exchange of defence business between India and Southeast Asia may consolidate India’s position in the regional security architecture, and also forge greater political alignment with important ASEAN partners.

    December 29, 2021

    The Philippines' deepening ties with India

    December 23, 2021

    Research Analyst, MP-IDSA, Mr. Akash Sahu's article 'The strategic calculations in Manila seem to have found New Delhi willing in maintaining the regional Indo-Pacific balance of power' has been published in the Manila Times on December 23, 2021.


    How AI can be key to water security in China’s Greater Bay Area

    October 20, 2021

    Research Analyst Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Mr. Akash Sahu’s co-authored article ‘How AI can be key to water security in China’s Greater Bay Area’ has been published in the South China Morning Post, on October 20, 2021.

    There are a variety of areas where the use of AI could help improve water security in the development zone. But this could require policy support at the municipal level, reads the article.

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    Understanding Indonesia’s Unease with AUKUS

    Given its geo-strategic importance, Indonesia’s cooperation is crucial for success of any regional security framework in the Indo-Pacific. It is therefore important that regional powers pay attention to Indonesia’s concern over Australia’s decision to acquire nuclear-powered submarines under the newly constituted AUKUS, especially in view of the increasing US–China rivalry in the region.

    October 11, 2021

    Quad Summit in the Shadow of AUKUS

    September 23, 2021

    Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Mr. Akash Sahu’s article ‘Quad Summit in the Shadow of AUKUS’ has been published in the Deccan Herald on September 23, 2021.

    The Quad’s actions can potentially encourage Southeast Asian nations in charting out similar strategies to deal with Chinese harassment in the South China Sea, says Mr. Sahu.

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    India and Vietnam: Contemplating Ways to a Stronger Relationship

    August 31, 2021

    Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Mr Akash Sahu’s article ‘India and Vietnam: Contemplating Ways to a Stronger Relationship’ was published in South Asia Journal on August 31, 2021.

    Greater and more transparent dialogue between the two governments can help identify provocative stances for careful consideration, and boost qualitative collaboration for mutual benefit, says Mr Sahu.

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    Trends of Radicalisation in Indonesia

    An effective counter-narrative against radicalisation, supported by religious scholars, could help fight the challenge in Indonesia.

    June 12, 2020

    SAARC Must Step Up Its Game To Fend Off COVID-19

    April 17, 2020

    Manohar Parrikar IDSA Research Intern, Mr Akash Sahu's article on SAARC's handling of COVID-19 has been published by the 'Eleventh Column' on April 17, 2020.
    The article lays emphasis on a joint response of SAARC nations against COVID-19 and talks about the tense bilateral relationship between India and Pakistan as an impediment to cooperation in the region.

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    Indonesia’s dilemma over repatriation of its IS fighters

    March 21, 2020

    Akash Sahu's Co-authored Article on Indonesia's Dilemma with ISIS Published In The Manila Times and The Statesman

    Manohar Parrikar IDSA scholar, Mr Akash Sahu's co-authored article with
    Professor Nehginpao Kipgen from Jindal Global University, on Indonesia's dilemma with ISIS has been published in the Manila Times on March 21, 2020.

    The article talks about the repatriation of Indonesian citizens who wish to come back after having fought alongside the Islamic State in Syria. The issue became complicated because most of these citizens are women and children.

    Vietnam's economy comes of age

    December 23, 2019

    IDSA Intern, Mr. Akash Sahu’s article on relations and interaction between Vietnam, Australia and India, titled 'Vietnam's Economy comes of age', has been published in the Bangkok Post on December 23, 2019.