Balasubramanian Chandrasekhar

The author is a Research Officer at Chennai Centre for China Studies. He has completed his Masters in Public Administration and Bachelors in Commerce from Madras University. His areas of interests include Russia–China Relations, Soft Power and Diplomacy, Security and Strategic Studies.

India’s Solar Spectrum: One Sun, One World, One Grid

India has the advantage of receiving peak solar radiation for 300 days due to its geographic positioning of lying in the tropical belt. The...

The Black Swan Called the Coronavirus

The novel Coronavirus has shown that it has the potential to affect the geopolitics of the world. It not only resulted in loss of...

Power of Siberia: Russia–China Strategic Embrace

The year 2019 marked the 70th anniversary of diplomatic bilateral relations between Russia and China. Cementing Sino–Russian bond, “Power of Siberia” gas pipeline — a...

India–China Frictions and Potentials: An Economic Dialogue

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From Look East to Act East: Flowering of an Asian Renaissance

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on an official trip to Thailand met with Prime Minister of Thailand Gen. (retd.) Prayut Chan-o-cha on the sidelines of...

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