K. N. Ramachandran

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  • Late Shri K. N. Ramachandran was Research Fellow at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, at the time of writing this Article. Later, he served as Senior Research Associate at MP-IDSA (then IDSA) from November 1973 to September 1999.

    China’s South Asia Policy

    The first half of 1971 witnessed some significant developments in South Asia: the emergence of a liberation movement for an independent Bangla Desh, the Janata Vimukti Peramuna (JVP) insurgency in Ceylon and the landslide electoral victory of Smt. Gandhi in India. These developments came at a time when China, in the aftermath of the decisions taken at the Ninth Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, had begun implementing a reactivated tactical line in foreign policy.

    November 2022

    Sun Zi and Kautilya: Towards a Comparative Analysis

    It may be stated at the outset that this essay is essentially an attempt to identify some critical commonalities in the approaches of Sun Zi and Kautilya, the two profound strategists of the ancient Orient, one belonging to China and the other to India, and who exercised considerable influence for centuries that followed in their respective countries.

    May 2014

    Bhutan in Focus

    The Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan is in sharp focus now. This is due to two critical factors: Bhutan's assertion of its identity and Beijing's tactics in the Himalayan region. Both factors have had an impact in the ordering of Indo-Bhutanese relations.

    September 2008