Evaluating the underlying logics in India-Taiwan relations, Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh will analyse strength and prospects of India-Taiwan relations. Dr. Singh argues that while relations have demonstrated great potential for people-to-people relations and functional cooperation, yet underlining a strategic perspective for relations would require circumspection and prudence. He is of the view that the future of India-Taiwan relations lies in deepened people-to-people relations and strong functional cooperation. Develop ties with Taiwan in the positive territory of relations will enrich the discourse on India's Act East policy.
About the Speaker
Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh is Associate Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA). He follows the strategic and domestic affairs of China. He is also a keen follower of state and society in Taiwan. And he has a deep interest in India's engagement with East Asia. His current research project is “Foreign Relations and Security in Xi Jinping’s Chinese Dream.” He obtained his PhD and MPhil degrees, respectively, from the Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS), School of International Studies (SIS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He is a recipient of the prestigious CCS Grant for Foreign Scholars (2016) by National Central Library (Taiwan), Taiwan Fellowship (2014) and National Huayu Enrichment Scholarship, Taiwan (2011-12). Dr. Singh has been invited to speak at many renowned institutes including Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER), National Central Library (NCL), National Chengchi University (NCCU), Asia Centre in France, and Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Thai Nguyen University in Vietnam. He has High School/Intermediate-level of fluency in Mandarin Chinese.
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