C. Uday Bhaskar

Commodore C. Uday Bhaskar is director of the Society for Policy Studies (SPS), an independent think tank based in New Delhi. He was formerly head of two other major Indian institutions: the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and the National Maritime Foundation (NMF).
C. Uday Bhaskar
Commodore C. Uday Bhaskar is director of the Society for Policy Studies (SPS), an independent think tank based in New Delhi. He was formerly head of two other major Indian institutions: the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and the National Maritime Foundation (NMF).

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Opinion | China’s stance on Kashmir attack will test ties with India

China has provided unstinting and uncritical support to Pakistan despite its role in nurturing terror groups.

16 Feb 2019 - 5:29PM
China’s stance on Kashmir attack will test ties with India

China has provided unstinting and uncritical support to Pakistan despite its role in nurturing terror groups.

Quick Take | Taliban ceasefire talks: Trump’s need to ‘bring boys home’ risks wasting lives already lost

As representatives meet to discuss an end to the 17-year war in Afghanistan, care must be taken to ensure the lives and almost US$1 trillion that have been expended in the war on terror have not been wasted

27 Jan 2019 - 9:01AM
Taliban ceasefire talks: Trump’s need to ‘bring boys home’ risks wasting lives already lost

As representatives meet to discuss an end to the 17-year war in Afghanistan, care must be taken to ensure the lives and almost US$1 trillion that have been expended in the war on terror have not been wasted

What Bangladesh PM Hasina’s victory means for the India-China power play in South Asia

The Awami League party led by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina predictably won the national election by a huge majority, but now she must get on with the job of balancing the strategic interests of neighbouring giants

31 Dec 2018 - 10:47PM
What Bangladesh PM Hasina’s victory means for the India-China power play in South Asia

The Awami League party led by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina predictably won the national election by a huge majority, but now she must get on with the job of balancing the strategic interests of neighbouring giants

Opinion | Japan-India summit highlights how badly both countries need – and need to contain – China

C. Uday Bhaskar writes that the growing India-Japan partnership must balance its rivalry with and dependence on China to realise the dream of an Asian century, because while both are wary of China’s growing power, India and Japan have a trade dependency on Beijing that the other cannot fill.

9 Nov 2018 - 6:17AM
Japan-India summit highlights how badly both countries need – and need to contain – China

C. Uday Bhaskar writes that the growing India-Japan partnership must balance its rivalry with and dependence on China to realise the dream of an Asian century, because while both are wary of China’s growing power, India and Japan have a trade dependency on Beijing that the other cannot fill.

Opinion | Pakistan’s economic woes, terrorism and complex foreign relations remain. Is a former cricket player up to the task?

Pakistan’s latest election has apparently chosen a former cricket player known for a poor attention span to lead a deeply divided country where a military, beholden to Islamic extremists, has pulled the strings for decades. Islamabad’s backers in Beijing and Washington must be wondering: what could go wrong?

27 Jul 2018 - 7:39PM
Pakistan’s economic woes, terrorism and complex foreign relations remain. Is a former cricket player up to the task?

Pakistan’s latest election has apparently chosen a former cricket player known for a poor attention span to lead a deeply divided country where a military, beholden to Islamic extremists, has pulled the strings for decades. Islamabad’s backers in Beijing and Washington must be wondering: what could go wrong?

How India and Asean are working together without pushing China away

The Delhi Declaration, following the India-Asean summit, managed to strike a balance between growing closer to accomplish mutual objectives while avoiding baiting Beijing.

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
How India and Asean are working together without pushing China away

The Delhi Declaration, following the India-Asean summit, managed to strike a balance between growing closer to accomplish mutual objectives while avoiding baiting Beijing.

Russia-India-China meeting shows a multipolar world order is taking shape

This week’s meeting of Russian, Indian and Chinese foreign ministers was not marked by complete agreement, but still reveals the fulfilment of the grouping’s promise – an end to unipolar US dominance.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Russia-India-China meeting shows a multipolar world order is taking shape

This week’s meeting of Russian, Indian and Chinese foreign ministers was not marked by complete agreement, but still reveals the fulfilment of the grouping’s promise – an end to unipolar US dominance.

Democratic alliance of the US, India, Japan and Australia wants to work with China – not contain it

Donald Trump’s visit to Asia coincides with a renewed effort by India, Japan, the US and Australia to draw closer together to champion a “free and open” Pacific region. This need not mean excluding China.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Democratic alliance of the US, India, Japan and Australia wants to work with China – not contain it

Donald Trump’s visit to Asia coincides with a renewed effort by India, Japan, the US and Australia to draw closer together to champion a “free and open” Pacific region. This need not mean excluding China.