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    Harsh Pant

    Professor Harsh V Pant is Director, Studies and Head of the Strategic Studies Programme at Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. He holds a joint appointment with the Department of Defence Studies and King's India Institute as Professor of International Relations at King’s College London. He is also a Non-Resident Fellow with the Wadhwani Chair in US-India Policy Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC. Professor Pant has been a Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore; a Visiting Fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania; a Visiting Scholar at the Center for International Peace and Security Studies, McGill University; and an Emerging Leaders Fellow at the Australia-India Institute, University of Melbourne. Professor Pant's current research is focused on Asian security issues. His most recent books include New Directions in India’s Foreign Policy: Theory and Praxis (Cambridge University Press), India’s Nuclear Policy (Oxford University Press), The US Pivot and Indian Foreign Policy (Palgrave Macmillan), Handbook of Indian Defence Policy (Routledge), India’s Afghan Muddle (HarperCollins), and The US-India Nuclear Pact: Policy, Process and Great Power Politics (Oxford University Press). Professor Pant writes regularly for various Indian and international media outlets including the Japan Times, the Wall Street Journal, the National (UAE), the Hindustan Times, and the Telegraph. +91 011 35332000, 43520020 +91 011 35332005

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  • India’s defence policy challenge0

    HARSH V. PANT and PUSHAN DAS 8 May 2019 India must streamline its defense procurement processes, and reverse declining capital investment relative to personnel costs IAF RAFALE India is in the midst of its parliamentary elections, among the biggest democratic exercises anywhere in the world. Narendra Modi, the incumbent prime minister, seeks a second term

  • Sino-Indian Jostling In South Asia0

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    • January 23, 2018

    January 17, 2018     YaleGlobal Online   With help from the Belt and Road Imitative, China strives to compete with India for influence throughout South Asia. By Harsh V Pant* The past year has marked a turning point in Sino-Indian relation in more ways than one. If 2017 began with India taking a strong stance

  • Modi Throws Down Gauntlet To Pakistan And China

    Modi Throws Down Gauntlet To Pakistan And China0

    Since India won its independence from Britain in August of 1947, the ramparts of the majestic Red Fort in Delhi have served as a backdrop to an annual address by the prime minister. Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked India’s 70th Independence Day anniversary by announcing a major change in foreign policy. Well into an address


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