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Jabin T. Jacob is Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations and Governance Studies at the Shiv Nadar University, India and Adjunct Research Fellow at the National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi. He was formerly Fellow and Assistant Director at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi and Associate Editor of the journal China Report. Jacob holds a PhD in Chinese Studies from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and has spent time as a student / researcher / faculty in Taiwan, Singapore and France. His research interests include Chinese domestic politics and Chinese foreign and security policies in South Asia and the Indian Ocean region.

As part of his research, Jacob has travelled in many of India’s border states and visited parts of the country’s disputed borders with China and Pakistan as well as the international borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh. He is a PhD supervisor at the Naval War College, Goa and a regular speaker at various other Indian defence training institutions. His latest publications include a co-edited volume with Hoang The Anh titled, China’s Search for ‘National Rejuvenation’: Domestic and Foreign Policies under Xi Jinping (Palgrave, 2020) and a Special Issue on the first centenary of the Communist Party of China guest edited with Bhim B. Subba in the journal China Report (2022). Some of his work can be found at https://indiandchina.com/


India-China Rivalry Not Episodic or Contextual but Structural
29 May 2023

It is not exactly true that India's rivalry with China is spoken of only in hushed tones. The Indian strategic community is quite vocal about this reality

Tibet in the “New Era”: The CPC’s Quest for Greater Control
23 May 2023

Dr. Jabin T. Jacob, Associate Professor at Shiv Nadar University, Delhi, spoke on the topic, 'Tibet in the ‘New Era’: The CPC’s Quest for Greater Control’ at the Tibet Museum's auditorium

India’s Inaction is Encouraging China’s Bad Behaviour
04 May 2023


Border Management More than Just Domestic Politics
18 Apr 2023

During his visit to Arunachal Pradesh earlier this week, Indian Home Minister Amit Shah declared, “Today, we can state with pride, gone are those days when people

India’s Tepid Response to China’s Renaming in Arunachal Pradesh Ignores Larger Consequences
12 Apr 2023

In early April, China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs issued a notification that ‘standardized some geographical names

Never Wishes to End the War; Greedy Eyed China; Discomfort for India
03 Apr 2023

യുക്രെയ്നിലെ അതിക്രമങ്ങളുടെ പേരിൽ ഒട്ടേറെ രാജ്യങ്ങളുടെ വിമർശനം ഏറ്റുവാങ്ങി നിൽക്കുകയാണ് റഷ്യ. പ്രസിഡ...

Power play in Moscow: What China hopes to gain from Xi’s meeting with Putin
22 Mar 2023

Xi Jinping sees in Vladimir Putin an ally in the opposition to Western liberal ideas and a US-led global order. While the Chinese are no doubt calculating

China’s Global Security Initiative is a smokescreen
20 Mar 2023

China’s foreign ministry released a concept note in late February on its new Global Security Initiative (GSI).

China's Global Security Initiative: Less About the World’s Needs, More about China's Wants
16 Mar 2023

ഈ കഴിഞ്ഞ ഫെബ്രവരി 21-നു, ചൈനയുടെ വിദേശ കാര്യ മന്ത്രാലയം, തങ്ങളുടെ പുതിയ ആശയമായ ‘ആഗോള സുരക്ഷാ

Iran-Saudi Arabia Deal: China is here for self-interest, propaganda
13 Mar 2023

Iran and Saudi Arabia have just announced the restoration of diplomatic ties

China Defense Budget: What Message did China give by increasing the defense budget?
07 Mar 2023

Explained Why China Increase Defense Budget: चीन ने लगातार आठवीं बार अपने रक्षा बजट में बढ़ोतरी की है।

Lesson for India from China’s balloon war
27 Feb 2023

The Chinese increasingly think of themselves as putative challengers to the US’ global superpower status.

The World After Taiwan’s Fall
23 Feb 2023

Let us start with our bottom line: a failure of the United States to come to Taiwan’s aid—politically, economically, and militarily—would devastate the Unites States’ credibility and defense commitments

Spy balloons and China’s narrative war against America’s superpower status.
23 Feb 2023

Anthony Blinken and Wang Yi, top diplomats from the US and China respectively, finally met at the end of last week at the 59th Munich Security

India needs to rethink its China strategy at LAC
08 Feb 2023

A confidential research paper presented during a mid-January conference of the top police leadership in India has suggested that skirmishes along the Line of Actual Control (LAC)

The Uneasy Border: Will China and India find a way to be Good Neighbours?
09 Jan 2023

On 9 December 2022, another military conflict happened at the disputed border region between India and China, injuring at least two dozen soldiers on both sides.

Taiwan the Front line in War over Global Order
22 Dec 2022

Strategic Vision is a journal jointly published by the Taiwan Center for Security Studies and the ROC National Defense University that provides analysis and policy recommendations on issues of importance

Flare-up at Tawang marks shortcomings of India’s China diplomacy
16 Dec 2022

There has been yet another transgression by Chinese troops across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China. That it culminated in violence, that it took place

More Clashes likely between India and China over LAC, casualties on both sides
16 Dec 2022

The attempt by China’s People’s Liberation Army to “unilaterally change the status quo” by transgressing the Line of Actual Control in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang

Chinese and Indian Troops Clash at Disputed Border
13 Dec 2022

The Indian army said on Monday that soldiers from India and China clashed last week along the two countries' disputed Himalayan border.

China Protests: The Party-state can’t be underestimated – neither can the Chinese People
01 Dec 2022

While the Chinese party-state has, until now, been able to subdue or prevent protests using traditional means as well as new technology, protestors in the past have also been wary of embarrassing

High Winds, Choppy Waters, Even Dangerous Storms: Understanding Chinese Foreign Policy Under Xi
15 Nov 2022

At the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) that concluded last month, General Secretary Xi Jinping was able to fill the top echelons of the party’s leadership structures

The US and China at the G20 Summit: Competition Will Dominate
14 Nov 2022

The G20 summit at Bali, Indonesia is likely to be significant if nothing else for the fact that US President Joe Biden and Chinese Communist Party (CCP) General Secretary Xi Jinping will meet

Xi Jinping rules the roost but the path ahead is fraught
02 Nov 2022

Communist Party of China (CPC) General Secretary Xi Jinping’s consolidation of personal power was certainly the lead story at the party’s 20th National Congress.

Xi Jinping’s Congress: What are the implications for China, the world, and India?
25 Oct 2022

The 20th Congress of the Communist Party of China has confirmed Xi Jinping’s overwhelming control over his Party and his country. What can be the implications for China, the world, and India?

A Third Term For Xi Jinping Holds Little Assurance For India
22 Oct 2022

Xi's comments indicate stress on China's territorial claims rather than a willingness to find negotiated settlements.

The Communist Party of China is spotting threats everywhere
21 Oct 2022

At the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) underway in Beijing, General Secretary Xi Jinping adopted a particularly trenchant tone with respect to perceived

Chinese Communist Party Inciting National Sentiments; Graffiti on the Red Walls
17 Oct 2022

അമേരിക്കയുടെ ഏകാധിപത്യസ്ഥാനത്തിനുള്ള വെല്ലുവിളിയാണ് ലോകത്തെ രണ്ടാമത്തെ സമ്പദ്​വ്യവസ്ഥയായ ചൈനയും അവരു...

China: Regime interests will dominate meet
16 Oct 2022

As China’s economic might and political heft have grown, so has attention to the national congresses of the Communist Party of China (CPC) held every five years. The week-long 20th National Congress

All leading party; Chinese party congress begins
15 Oct 2022

ചൈനീസ് കമ്മ്യുണിസ്റ്റ് പാർട്ടിയുടെ (സി.സി.പി) ഇരുപതാം ദേശീയ കോൺഗ്രസ് ഒക്ടോബർ 16-ന് ആരംഭിക്കും. ചൈനയുടെ സാമ്പത്തിക-രാഷ്ട്രീയ കരുത്ത്

CPC Congress: Party wants Chinese to strive for global hegemony
15 Oct 2022

The seventh plenum of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) ended on October 12. Coming as it

What will happen in China?
15 Oct 2022

ചൈനയിൽ എന്തു സംഭവിക്കും ?

What national interests has India achieved by abstaining at UNHRC vote on Xinjiang?
14 Oct 2022

In Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, George Smiley is asked a question about what morality was — whether it was a method or if it was “vested in the aims”.

Why factional politics might no longer matter in China
06 Oct 2022

It is axiomatic that authoritarian states will be more vulnerable to sudden leadership changes or to regime collapse than open, democratic systems. Therefore, it is natural for China’s leaders

Making Sense of Xi Jinping’s China
01 Oct 2022

A deep-dive into why the crucial Communist Party congress next month could mark a major inflexion point in the country’s political and economic journey.

China’s Amit Shah Wang Huning is behind the scenes as Xi Jinping becomes president for life
11 Mar 2018

If Shah’s job is to help Modi do the electoral math and draw up strategies to win elections, it is Wang’s job to help create the narrative that legitimizes Xi Jinping in power in an authoritarian system.

What An Unlimited Xi Presidency in China Means for India
11 Mar 2018

A stronger Xi need not mean a more aggressive China – but India isn’t holding its breath

Xi as Prez for Life: As China gets Assertive, India Must Focus on Reforms
06 Mar 2018

Xi as Prez for life: As China gets assertive, India must focus on reforms

The ‘Emperor’ Has Feet of Clay: Decoding the Xi Jinping Era
27 Feb 2018

The proposed amendments to the PRC constitution and the apparent centralization of power in Xi’s hands point to a fundamental weakness of institutions in China.

The Big Picture: Xi Jinping President for Life
26 Feb 2018

The Big Picture: Xi Jinping: President for Life

Xi Jinping's Power Play
26 Feb 2018

Xi Jinping's Power Play

China and India: Are War Clouds Gatherring Over Doklam Again?
27 Jan 2018

A fresh Chinese build-up in the Himalayan area of a summer stand-off raises fears in Delhi that the August peace deal may be unravelling, paving the way for an even bigger confrontation

China’s Evolving Strategy in the Indian Ocean Region: Risk in China's MSR Initiative
08 Jan 2018

in David Brewster (ed.), India and China at Sea: Sino-Indian Strategic Competition in the Maritime Domain (Oxford University Press, 2018), pp.208-223

Yeoman’s Oracle: The workings of Chinese politics made comprehensible to the average Indian reader
06 Jan 2018

Yeoman’s Oracle The workings of Chinese politics made comprehensible to the average Indian reader

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and the China-India-Pakistan Triangle
01 Jan 2018

in Jean-Marc F. Blanchard (ed.), China’s Maritime Silk Road Initiative and South Asia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), pp.105-136

What does India think of China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative?
18 Dec 2017
What does India think of China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative?

This paper examines Chinese arguments and justifications for the BRI 'belt and road initiative' in so far as they relate to India, but the weaknesses of these arguments have much to offer other countries that have joined or are seeking to join the BRI.

In High Places Bridging the Gap in Knowledge About Officials Who Serve in the Tibet Autonomous Region
09 Dec 2017

As the blurb of this book says, while information about the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) is plentiful in China’s official media, there is comparatively little about the people who actually govern the province in China.

The China–Pakistan Economic Corridor and the China–India–Pakistan Triangle
27 Nov 2017

The China–Pakistan Economic Corridor and the China–India–Pakistan Triangle

From Iphones to Cancer, The India-China Relationship is Full of Irony
19 Nov 2017

Half-baked calls to boycott Chinese goods in New Delhi and Beijing’s blockade on cheap Indian pharmaceuticals are a disservice to citizens in both countries

Red alert
05 Nov 2017

With Xi Jinping coming back stronger, India needs to think up more creative ways to both counter and work with China

China's Refusal to Blacklist Masood Azhar: Why India Needs to Recalibrate its Strategy
03 Nov 2017

In light of the continued resistance shown by China to include the name of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar on the UN Security Council sanctions list

Lessons for India as China Redefines Economic Growth at 19th CPC Congress
27 Oct 2017

Xi Jinping’s report to the Congress, in fact, mentioned two centennials...

In Offering No 2022 Successor to Xi Jinping, China Has Broken With Tradition
26 Oct 2017

The Communist Party this week amended its constitution to canonise President Xi's political "thought"...

19th CPC National Congress: Border Dispute Dampens China-India Ties
21 Oct 2017

China's relationship with India has entered a new phase...

Is China the Next Global Leader?
18 Oct 2017

President Xi Jinping sets out long-term vision during Communist Party congress as he seeks to consolidate power....

Explaining the India-China Standoff at Doklam: Causes and Implications
01 Oct 2017

Aakrosh, Vol. 20, No. 77, pp. 60-76

China-Vietnam Relations: In Steady State Despite Tensions
21 Sep 2017

in Jabin T. Jacob and Hoang The Anh (eds), China and Its Neighbourhood: Perspectives from India and Vietnam (New Delhi: Pentagon, 2017), pp. 12-26

Co-author with Hoang The Anh ‘Introduction: China as a Common Concern’
21 Sep 2017

in Jabin T. Jacob and Hoang The Anh (eds), China and Its Neighbourhood: Perspectives from India and Vietnam (New Delhi: Pentagon, 2017), pp. 1-11

China and its Neighbourhood: Perspectives from India and Vietnam
21 Sep 2017

This volume is an attempt to develop a more nuanced understanding of China`s foreign, security and economic policies by bringing together perspectives from two of its most important neighbours, India and Vietnam.

of Jerusha McCormack and John G. Blair. 2015. Thinking Through China
01 Aug 2017

China Report, Vol. 53, No. 3, pp. 409-411

Contemporary India-China Relations: Of Copycats and Hubris
23 Jul 2017

China-India Brief, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, No. 98

Doklam: India-China cold front to continue
21 Jul 2017

The origin of current India-China hostilities in Bhutan harks back to a colonial era agreement...

Doklam Standoff: Not Forgetting Bhutan
08 Jul 2017

India should simply count itself lucky that it has managed to maintain a special place for itself in Bhutan’s international affairs

India, China and the 'pull back your troops' fracas: Explaining action and reaction on Doklam
07 Jul 2017

Following the latest confrontation between China and India in the Doklam area of Bhutan, there is clearly an edge to...

Alok Datta. 2016. United States and Contemporary World
01 Jun 2017

Social Change, Vol 47, Issue 2, pp. 316-317

Inside Story - Reviving the 'silk road'
14 May 2017

Al Jazeera English

When religion and politics mix
05 Apr 2017

the Dalai Lama and India–China relations

Interview - Videsha Vicharam
17 Mar 2017

Asianet News (Malayalam)

China in 2016: The Pursuit of Stability and Power
01 Mar 2017

in Vijay Sakhuja (ed.), Pentagon Yearbook 2017: South Asia Defence and Strategic Perspective (New Delhi: Pentagon Press, 2017), pp. 62-75

Book Review
25 Feb 2017

A slightly strident analysis of the problems that hold India back from becoming a regional and global power

Thinking out of the box: Reconfiguring the India-Pakistan-China Triangle
15 Feb 2017

A foreign policy observer believes it is time for India to move towards a more flexible approach towards China.

Remembering 1962 in India, 50 Years On
01 Feb 2017

in Amit R.Das Gupta and Lorenz M. Luthi (eds), The Sino-Indian War of 1962: New Perspectives(London and New York: Routledge, 2017), pp.233-252

Is the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor a Threat to India?
12 Jan 2017

in J. S. Bajwa (ed.), China: Threat or Challenge? (New Delhi: Lancer, 2017), pp. 336-352

On the China “Threat” to India
12 Jan 2017

in J. S. Bajwa (ed.), China: Threat or Challenge? (New Delhi: Lancer, 2017), pp. 29-37

China in Central Asia: Controlling the Narrative
01 Jan 2017

Indian Defence Review, Vol. 32.1, pp. 77-80

Tough Talks: BRICS Talks Reveal Dissension in the Ranks
01 Dec 2016

Strategic Vision for Taiwan Security, Vol. 5, Issue 30, pp. 4-8

It Is Time for India to Stop Blaming China...
08 Nov 2016

Resentment against China has continued for far too long and gone too far.

Quoted in Devirupa Mitra's..
24 Oct 2016

While China said that Verma’s visit to the northeastern state would affect the “peace and tranquillity” on the border, India held that his visit was to an integral part of the country.

interview on - Talk Africa...
22 Oct 2016

CCTV Africa

India and OBOR: It’s Not Complicated
16 Oct 2016

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping met for their bilateral on the sidelines of the 8th BRICS Summit in Goa two issues dominated

Boxing It In: China’s Approach to India
13 Aug 2016

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi comes to New Delhi this week ostensibly in preparation for the G-20 summit in Hangzhou

India-Taiwan Relations: Constrained or Self-Constraining?
01 Aug 2016

in Jagannath P. Panda(ed.), India-Taiwan Relations in Asia and Beyond: The Future (New Delhi: Pentagon Press,2016), pp.37-47

Role of Major Powers in the Indo-Pacific Region
21 Jul 2016

in Gurpreet S Khurana and Antara Ghosal Singh (eds), India and China: Constructing A Peaceful Order in the Indo-Pacific (New Delhi: National Maritime Foundation, 2016)

China’s Provinces and Foreign Policy: Lessons and Implications for India and its States
01 Jun 2016

in Subir Bhaumik (ed.), Agartala Doctrine: A Proactive Northeast in India Foreign Policy (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016), pp. 253-270

India and China’s “One Belt, One Road” Initiative
04 May 2016

Nação e Defesa (Nation and Defense, Instituto da Defesa Nacional, Lisboa, Portugal), No. 142, pp. 56-71

What Economic Slowdown? Asia Looks at China
08 Apr 2016

Asia PolicyBrief

China and Myanmar’s 2015 Elections: plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose
01 Apr 2016

in Amrita Dey (ed.), Myanmar: Moving Towards Elections 2015 (Kolkata: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, 2016), pp.79-89

What Economic Slowdown? Asia Looks at China
01 Apr 2016

Asia Policy Brief, Bertelsmann Foundation

Taiwan’s 2016 Elections: Out with the Old Status Quo, In with the New Status Quo
16 Feb 2016

As expected, the Democratic Progressive Party’s Tsai Ing-wen won the Taiwanese presidential elections. More surprisingly, the DPP also swept the Legislative Yuan elections, a first.

North Korea hasn't gone rogue. Nukes are its geo-political trump card
16 Jan 2016

North Korea's nuclear test of 6 January was its fourth since 2006. The world led by the UN Security Council was quick to condemn Pyongyang's action.

India and China’s “One Belt, One Road” Initiative
01 Jan 2016

Nação e Defesa (Nation and Defense,Instituto da Defesa Nacional, Lisboa, Portugal), No. 142, 2016, pp. 56-71

Brahmaputra water diversion: India must go with the flow on this
16 Oct 2015

Water diversion from the Brahmaputra is an environmentally unsustainable proposition that might never happen.

UNGA is an opportunity for Modi to talk Pakistan with Xi Jinping
23 Sep 2015

Like India, China is keen on shaping Pakistan’s behaviour. This presents a real opportunity for Narendra Modi

China's Maldives Strategy: How Much of a Threat to India?
09 Sep 2015

China has exploited the opportunity provided by India’s high handed approach to the tiny archipelago.

Thinking East Asia, Acting Local: Constraints, Challenges, and Contradictions in Indian Public Diplomacy
01 Aug 2015

in Jan Melissen and Yul Sohn (eds), Understanding Public Diplomacy in East Asia: Middle Powers in a Turbulent Region (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), pp.155-178

China’s ‘moral code’
01 Jul 2015

That the Communist Party of China has abandoned much of Deng’s advice is evident in two very different approaches in Chinese foreign and security policies

Arunachal Pradesh in the Sino-Indian Boundary Dispute: Constant Claims, Changing Politics
01 Jun 2015

in Gurudas Das and C. Joshua Thomas (eds), Voices from the Border: Response to the Chinese Claim over Arunachal Pradesh (New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2015), pp.48-62

With China’s Growing Regional Interests, a New Strategy of ‘Active Defence’
28 May 2015

China’s latest defence White Paper (WP) – its ninth – has only confirmed trends in Chinese military thinking that have been evident for some time.

Modi and China
25 May 2015


China's New Silk Road Diplomacy
17 May 2015

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes his way to China this month, among the many important issues...

Indian Expert on Modi's China visit
14 May 2015

Sino-Indian relations enter into a “new phase of development

Interpreting Modispeak on China
14 May 2015

Indications are that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not just push an economic agenda, but...

China and Vietnam: Neither Thick Friends nor Constant Antagonists
01 May 2015

ICS Analysis, No. 30, May 2015

China and Vietnam: Neither Thick Friends nor Constant Antagonists
01 May 2015

Beijing’s position on its territorial claims in the South China Seas remains uncompromising.

China’s ‘New Tianxia’ and the Indian Response
01 May 2015

By keeping out scholars trying to learn more about India, New Delhi also loses a chance of influencing them and if anything, solidifies negative opinions or misperceptions about India.

China-Sri Lanka Ties Post-Rajapaksa: Major Changes Unlikely
01 Apr 2015

ICS Analysis, No. 26, January 2015

China and Myanmar’s 2015 Elections: Plus Ça Change, Plus C’est La Même Chose?
01 Apr 2015

With Myanmar’s second general elections now due in late 2015, it is important to examine what impact Myanmar’s transition to electoral ‘democracy’ has for China and how China itself might seek to act in response to that transition.

Pothole potential on China's silk roads
13 Mar 2015

Communist Party of China (CPC) General Secretary and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the Silk Road Economic Belt...

China-Sri Lanka Ties Post-Rajapaksa: Major Changes Unlikely
30 Jan 2015

Mahinda Rajapaksa’s loss in the Sri Lankan presidential elections in January 2015, raises a number of questions in the context of China’s role and influence in the country.

China’s Conference Diplomacy
28 Dec 2014

In a roughly 30-day period beginning late October 2014, China hosted a major international military dialogue called...

of Shishir Gupta. 2014. The Himalayan Face-Off: Chinese Assertion and the Indian Riposte
14 Dec 2014

The Book Review, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 12, December 2014

China's Interests in Afghanistan
10 Nov 2014

Rajya Sabha TV

Democracy Protests in Hong Kong
08 Oct 2014

Rajya Sabha TV

China’s Provinces and Foreign Policy: Lessons and Implications for India and its States
01 Oct 2014

Even without their rising world profiles as a starting point, it has long been a common enough exercise to compare and contrast India and China at various stages since the end of the Second World War.

Xi Jinping visit: High on expectations, low on delivery
22 Sep 2014

Nobody expected Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping to wrap their arms around each other in a bear hug.

नाजुक रिश्तों की नई दिशा
20 Sep 2014

चीन के राष्ट्रपति शी चिनफिंग का तीन दिवसीय भारत दौरा संपन्न होगा। इसे कई कारणों से खासी ख्याति मिली।

19 Sep 2014


Modi, Xi and Great Expectations
17 Sep 2014

As the first leaders of their respective countries born after Indian Independence and the Chinese Liberation, Modi and Xi would be expected to...

Friend, Foe or Competitor? Mapping the Indian Discourse on China
01 Jun 2014

In Happymon Jacob (ed.), Does India Think Strategically? India’s Strategic Culture and Foreign Policy (New Delhi: Manohar, 2014), pp. 245-288

India, China and the Coming US Drawdown in Afghanistan: A Choice of Dilemmas
05 Apr 2014

Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLIX, No. 14, pp. 24-27

नाकामी पर नई निगाह
23 Mar 2014

चीन के साथ 1962 के युद्ध में भारतीय सेना की हार पर हेंडरसन ब्रुक्स-प्रेम भगत रिपोर्ट का एक बड़ा भाग पिछले दिनों एक ब्रिटिश समाचार पत्र के पूर्व भारतीय संवाददाता नेविले मैक्सवेल द्वारा ऑनलाइन जारी कर दिया गया।

बदलाव की राह पर चीन
12 Mar 2014

यह संयोग है कि भारत में आगामी लोकसभा चुनावों की घोषणा वाले दिन ही चीन की नेशनल पीपुल्स कांग्रेस यानी एनपीसी की वार्षिक बैठक शुरू हुई।

China’s New Silk Routes
24 Feb 2014

Rajya Sabha TV

Political Economy of Infrastructure Development in the Sino-Indian Border Areas
12 Feb 2014

China-India Brief, No. 22, Centre on Asia and Globalisation, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Boundary Disputes
01 Jan 2014

in Joel Krieger (ed.), The Oxford Companion to International Relations (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014)

Doing Business with the Dragon
04 Dec 2013

An open, democratic polity must be backed by social and economic goods for the people of Arunachal Pradesh.

Sino-Indian Cooperation in their Border Areas: Rationale, Challenges and Opportunities
28 Nov 2013

As Asia’s two most important powers and as neighbours, relations between China and India at their borders are just as important as their bilateral relations in other dimensions.

सीपीसी के विरोधाभासी संदेशों का बंडल
28 Nov 2013

कम्युनिस्टपार्टी ऑफ चाइना (सीपीसी) की 18 वीं सेंट्रल कमिटी की तीसरी प्लेनरी (विशेषाधिकार प्राप्त महत्वपूर्ण और वरिष्ठ सदस्यों की सभा) इस महीने आयोजित हुई।...

युद्धोन्माद से परे देखें भारत-चीन रिश्ते को
13 Nov 2013

भारतीयप्रधानमंत्री मनमोहन सिंह की अक्टूबर मध्य में चीन की यात्रा और चीनी प्रधानमंत्री ली केक्यांग की मई में भारत की यात्रा पर गौर करें तो...

श्रीलंका पर सही फैसला
12 Nov 2013

प्रधानमंत्री मनमोहन सिंह इस सप्ताह श्रीलंका में राष्ट्रमंडल देशों के शासनाध्यक्षों के सम्मेलन (चोगम) में भाग लेने नहीं जा रहे हैं...

3rd Plenum's economic reforms
10 Nov 2013

Dialogue - 11/09/2013

Needed soldier scholars
29 Sep 2013

A grand strategy on China requires political attention, bureaucratic competence, military capability and academic expertise.

The people have spoken
05 Aug 2013


Centre-Province Relations in China: Ebbs and Flows
01 Jun 2013

in C. V. Ranganathan and Sanjeev Kumar (eds), The 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China: A Major Turning Point for China (New Delhi: Pentagon Press, 2013), pp.117-131

The Ladakh Stand-off: The New Norm in Sino-Indian Relations?
28 May 2013

Associate Paper, Future Directions International

चीनी पीएम की यात्रा पर संतुलित रुख
22 May 2013

देशके पश्चिमी इलाके में मौजूद दपसांग में चीनी 'घुसपैठ' की वजह से तीन सप्ताह का गतिरोध खत्म होने के दो सप्ताह बाद...

भरोसा बढ़ाने वाली भेंट
22 May 2013

चीन के प्रधानमंत्री ली कछ्यांग की भारत यात्रा ने दोनों देशों के साथ-साथ दुनिया का ध्यान भी खींचा...

News Hour 05/20/2013
20 May 2013


Bilateral Agreements and Sino-Indian Confidence-Building Measures
02 Apr 2013

in Dipankar Banerjee and Jabin T. Jacob, Military Confidence-Building and India-China Relations: Fighting Distrust (New Delhi: Pentagon Press, 2013), pp. 151-161.

co-author with Dipankar Banerjee, ‘Sino-Indian Military CBMs: Efficacy and Influences'
02 Apr 2013

in Dipankar Banerjee and Jabin T. Jacob, Military Confidence-Building and India-China Relations: Fighting Distrust (New Delhi: Pentagon Press, 2013), pp. 1-11

संबंधों में साहस और सतर्कता जरूरी
24 Jan 2013

भारतीयउप राष्ट्रपति हामिद अंसारी और जापानी प्रधानमंत्री शिंजो आबे का वियतनाम पहुंचना इन देशों के बीच चीन की ओर से लगातार बढ़ रही चिंता की निशानी है।...

Change is in the air, will reform follow
23 Nov 2012

Xi Jinping has, as expected, taken over as the new general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at its 18th National Congress.

Chinese defence minister’s visit: Seeking opportunity amid crises
10 Sep 2012

The visit to India by Gen Liang Guanglie last week needs to be examined for...

तेल कंपनियां दिखाएंगी सहयोग का रास्ता?
07 Aug 2012

दक्षिण चीन सागर में स्प्रेटली और पारासेल द्वीप समूह पर कब्जे को लेकर चीन का अपने पड़ोसियों के साथ झगड़े के इस दौर में जो हलचल मची है

India frets as Bhutan falls in China Teacup
06 Jul 2012

The Chinese state-owned Global Times announced that the Bhutanese leader had expressed willingness to establish diplomatic ties with China.

एक मंच पर आएंगे भारत, अमेरिका और चीन?
06 Jul 2012

पिछलेमहीने तीसरे इंडो-यूएस रणनीतिक वार्ता के बाद दक्षिण और मध्य एशिया के लिए अमेरिकी सहायक विदेश मंत्री रॉबर्ट ब्लैक ने कहा, अमेरिका चीन और भारत के साथ एक त्रिपक्षीय वार्ता करना चाहता है

India, Myanmar and China: Meeting at the Borders
04 Jun 2012

Manmohan Singh’s visit to Myanmar in late May — the first by an Indian prime minister in 25 years — inevitably brings up comparisons to what China does in Myanmar.

India’s China Policy: Time to Overcome Political Drift
01 Jun 2012
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RSIS Policy Brief, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore

Thailand-Myanmar relations through the Prism of their Border
24 May 2012

Southeast Asia News Review, Vol. 1 No. 24 May 2012, pp. 20-23

One Blind Man in a Tale of Two Governments
14 May 2012

In late April, 40-year old blind Chinese civil rights activist, Chen Guangcheng dramatically escaped house arrest and turned up at the US embassy in Beijing seeking refuge.

अग्निपथ से नहीं गुजरेगा चीन-भारत संबंध
21 Apr 2012

देश और इससे बाहर पांच हजार किलोमीटर तक मार करने वाली अग्नि -5 मिसाइल के सफल परीक्षण की व्याख्या हो रही है। माना जा रहा है इसका निशाना चीन है।

of Rafiq Dossani, Daniel C. Sneider and Vikram Sood (eds.). 2010. Does South Asia Exist? Prospects for Regional Integration
11 Apr 2012

Journal of South Asian Development, April 2012 Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 70-73

Lessons from the political bloodletting in China
09 Apr 2012

The dust has not yet settled on the dismissal of Bo Xilai as party secretary of Chongqing, one of China’s four major city-level provinces.

China's policy dilemma: To intervene or not to intervene?
13 Mar 2012

Many observers outside China, including those from India, have concluded that this massive build-up indicates that China is intent on making war with its neighbours.

of Stephanie Roemer. 2008. The Tibetan Government-in-Exile: Politics at Large
03 Mar 2012

The Book Review, Vol. XXXVI No. 3, March 2012, pp.19-20

China-India Special Representatives Talks: Moving Beyond the Boundary Dispute?
20 Feb 2012

RSIS Commentaries, No. 029/2012, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore, 20 February 2012. (republished as ‘China and India: moving beyond the boundary dispute?‘ East Asia Forum, 27 February 2012.)

Make sure you have the new visa for China’s walls
25 Jan 2012

In Sino-Indian relations, it would appear that the more things change, the more they remain the same.

We are not that different, you and I
27 Dec 2011

China is best looked at through an Indian lens.

The man with the Dragon Tattoo
27 Dec 2011

It is clear that China’s Vice President has what it takes for the top job but can he give the Chinese people the change they desperately want?

A tale of two coalitions
08 Dec 2011

An India more confident of its democratic and republican ideals and willing to use these as foundations of its foreign policy...

Asian Gullivers are at the mercy of Lilliputians
01 Nov 2011

Both China and India remain wary of leaning too heavily on Kathmandu

India’s road to China must pass through Tibet
09 Sep 2011

The Tibetan government-in-exile has a new political leader. Lobsang Sangay took over not only as the new Kalon Tripa or Prime Minister but...

of Ravi Kalia. 2011. Pakistan: From the Rhetoric of Democracy to the Rise of Militancy
31 Aug 2011

The Book Review, Vol. XXXV, No. 8-9, August-September 2011, pp.50-51

China looks into the mirror to find India’s Congress
13 Aug 2011

The Communist Party of China (CPC) celebrated the 90th anniversary of its founding in July this year.

The Future of China-Pakistan Relations after Osama bin Laden
08 Aug 2011

Associate Paper, Future Directions International

When the US is in the room, China is the elephant, not India
28 Jul 2011

American resistance to greater Indian activity in Afghanistan and Indian reluctance to undertake a more value-based engagement in East Asia are hypocritical and shortsighted.

Sino-Indian ties must evolve from see no Indians, hear no Chinese
01 Jul 2011

As two countries that account for a third of the world’s population, India and China are letting themselves down badly by not ensuring greater and more frequent contacts between their peoples.

China and the end of Osama
14 Jun 2011


Rising India’s Foreign Policy: A Partial Introduction
01 Jun 2011

in D. Suba Chandran and Jabin T. Jacob (eds), India’s Foreign Policy: Old Problems, New Challenges (New Delhi: Macmillan, 2011), pp. 1-22

Five-Party Talks in South Asia: Guaranteeing Borders
01 Jun 2011

in D. Suba Chandran and Jabin T. Jacob (eds), India’s Foreign Policy: Old Problems, New Challenges (New Delhi: Macmillan, 2011), pp. 287-300

As the US and China sit across a table, India is left without a chair
27 May 2011

Early May, even as the world was coming to grips with the killing of Osama bin Laden, the US was moving to deal with...

China’s Defence White Paper and the message for India
15 Apr 2011

China’s seventh Defence White Paper released at the end of March, stated that one of its aims was to 'boost the world’s trust in [China’s] commitment to peaceful development

When disaster strikes, politics is not far away
11 Apr 2011

One of the more striking images of the 2008 earthquake in China was of a Japanese destroyer steaming into a Chinese port...

India's Foreign Policy: Old Problems, New Challenges
02 Apr 2011

Current Indian foreign policy is informed by a realization that a combination of economic reforms and the end of the Cold War has steered India into a position of some considerable influence in the post-9/11 world. Nevertheless, Indian foreign policy has

How best to take sides in somebody else’s revolution
10 Mar 2011

While issues of democracy and individual rights have cropped up several times in the course of recent events...

China’s Defence White Papers: A Political Reading
01 Jan 2011

in Gurmeet Kanwal and Dhruv C. Katoch (eds), China's Defence Policy: Indian Perspective (New Delhi: Lancer Publishers, 2011), pp. 33-42

co-author with Vibhanshu Shekhar, ‘Provincial Interests and Foreign Policy: Indian States’ Responses to the Malaysian and Kenyan Ethnic Crises’
01 Feb 2010

in Amitabh Mattoo and Happymon Jacob (eds), Shaping India’s Foreign Policy: People, Politics & Places (New Delhi: Har-Anand Publications Pvt. Ltd., 2010), pp. 141-171

The EU, China and India: The Promise of Trilateral Engagement
01 Feb 2010

Clingendael Asia Forum, Clingendael Institute (the Hague)

Border Provinces in Foreign Policy: China’s West and India’s Northeast
01 Jan 2010

in Dilip Gogoi (ed.), Beyond Borders: India’s Look East Policy and Northeast India (Guwahati: DVS Publishers, 2010), pp. 126-147

Disaster Relief: Politics, Security Implications and Foreign Policy
28 Oct 2009

4th Berlin Conference on Asian Security 2009, 28-30 October 2009, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP, Berlin), January 2010

Not India’s Ocean: Perceptions of Chinese Presence in the Indian Ocean
22 Oct 2009

Paper, Asia Centre Conference Series, Centre d’études Asie (Paris)

of Faisal Devji. 2008. The Terrorist in Search of Humanity: Militant Islam and Global Politics
15 Jul 2009

The Book Review, Vol. XXXIII, No. 3, March 2009, pp.18-19

The Politics of Referendums in Taiwan
01 Mar 2009

in Ger Yeong-kuang, Vinod Joseph and Surendra Kumar (eds), Taiwan in the 21st Century (New Delhi: Viva International, 2009), pp. 12-36

Chinese Strategic Interests in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir
01 May 2008

in P. Stobdan and D. Suba Chandran (eds), The Last Colony: Muzaffarabad-Gilgit-Baltistan (Jammu: Center for Strategic and Regional Studies (CSRS), University of Jammu, 2008), pp. 125-156

of Jane Golley. 2007. The Dynamics of Chinese Regional Development: Market Nature, State Nurture
14 Feb 2008

China Report, February 2008, Vol. 44, No. 1, pp.86-87

The Future of Kashmir: China and Kashmir
31 Dec 2007

Swords and Ploughshares, ACDIS (University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign), Vol. XVI, No. 1, Winter 2007-8, pp. 19-21

Beyond the McMahon Line
01 Jan 2007

in Jaideep Saikia (ed.), Frontier in Flames: North East India in Turmoil (New Delhi: Penguin, 2007), pp. 170-185

The Implications of Direct Flights: Beijing in Taiwanese Politics
01 Jan 2007

in Anita Sharma and Sreemati Chakrabarti (eds), Taiwan Today (New Delhi: Anthem Press, 2007), pp. 22-41

The India-China Dialogue
30 Nov -0001

Experts talk about Bilateral Ties

India-China Border Issues
30 Nov -0001

Rajya Sabha TV


Areas of interest

Chinese domestic politics; Chinese foreign and security policies in South Asia and the Indian Ocean region; centre-province relations in China


Current Positions

    • Associate Professor, Department of International Relations and Governance Studies, Shiv Nadar University
    • Adjunct Research Fellow, National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi

Past Positions

    • Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi (2012-2018)
    • Assistant Director, Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi (2011-2016)
    • Associate Editor, China Report (2016-2019)
    • Hermès Post-Doctoral Fellow, SPIRIT, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux, France (2009-2010)
    • Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi (2010-2011)


    • PhD, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
    • MPhil, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
    • MA, Pondicherry Central University, Pondicherry

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