Smruti S. Pattanaik

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  • Smruti S. Pattanaik is Research Fellow at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile

    The Liberation War of 1971 and India

    India’s role in the liberation war is often seen through the geopolitical prism. Its response to developments in East Pakistan was complex and evolved over a period of time. Before taking recourse to military action, India exhausted its diplomatic initiatives to draw the attention of the international community to the refugee crisis which arose due to the Pakistan Army-perpetuated genocide – a term first used by India in the Parliament Resolution of 31 March.

    November 2021

    श्रीलंका में आम लोगों के साथ खड़ा भारत

    May 12, 2022

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Smruti Pattanaik’s Article ‘श्रीलंका में आम लोगों के साथ खड़ा भारत’ has been published in Hindi daily ‘Hindustan’ on 12 May 2022.

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    Guest Editor’s Introduction

    The birth of Bangladesh with the surrender and humiliation of the Pakistan military to the joint India-Bangladesh forces on 16 December 1971 is one of the most extraordinary political events in the Indian subcontinent.

    November 2021

    Will there be ‘Tabdeeli’ Or a Return to Purana Pakistan?

    April 11, 2022

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Smruti S. Pattanaik’s article ‘Will there be ‘tabdeeli’ or a return to purana Pakistan?’ has been published in Financial Express on 11 April 2022.

    Naya Pakistan is a history and it is to be seen whether Pakistan moves towards ‘purana Pakistan’ characterized by political rivalry that would make it easy for the Army to determine the course of politics or there would be course correction, says Dr Pattanaik.

    Refugees, Border and Identities: Rights and Habitat in East and Northeast India

    Anindita Ghoshal, New Delhi: Routledge, 2021, Hardback, ISBN: 9780367706951, Price: INR 1495.00, pp. 310.

    July 2021

    Why SAARC Would Not Allow Foreign Ministers Meet to Legitimise Taliban Regime

    September 25, 2021

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Smruti S. Pattanaik’s commentary ‘Why SAARC would not allow Foreign Ministers meet to Legitimise Taliban Regime’ has been published by the Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict (SSPC) online, on September 25, 2021.

    South Asian Regionalism: The Limits of Cooperation

    Regionalism in South Asia continues to evoke intense academic interest among scholars. SAARC, an organization that was conceptualized in the early eighties, evinced both hope and despair. A hope to overcome the factitious past and move onto the path of prosperity, and the despair that was embodied in its inability to achieve its potential. The fight against poverty and the path to prosperity has mostly been an individualistic journey among countries.

    January 2021

    Competing for Influence: China, India and the Vaccine War in South Asia

    July 29, 2021

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Smruti S Pattanaik’s article ‘Competing for Influence: China, India and the Vaccine War in South Asia’ featured in the China-India Brief # 185, published by Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) School of Public Policy, Singapore.

    US withdrawal from Afghanistan: Will Dialogue Hold?

    July 22, 2021

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Smruti S. Pattanaik’s Commentary ‘US withdrawal from Afghanistan: Will dialogue hold?’ has been published by All India Radio (AIR) on July 22, 2021.

    As the dialogue process in Doha progresses, between the Afghan government and the Taliban; India, like the rest of the international community, hopes that Afghanistan’s violent past would not become its future.

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    The Geopolitics of Power Configuration in South Asia: Understanding Chinese Defence Minister’s Visit to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

    Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe’s visit to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka highlights Beijing’s deepening security engagement with South Asian countries.

    June 02, 2021

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