Balasubramanian Chandrasekhar

The author is a Ph.D. scholar and a Senior Research Officer at the Chennai Centre for China Studies, a think tank researching on China offering peninsular perspective. His areas of interests include Russia–China Relations, China’s Foreign Policy, Security and Strategic Studies.

Granules & Geopolitics: Conflicts over Sand

Sand, the most abundant of all minerals, is present around us. After air and water, it is the most consumed natural resource on earth....

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

In the recently held Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit in Thailand, India decided to pull out and not to go ahead in finalizing the trade deal....

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...

Act Far East Policy: India’s Bear Hug

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid an official visit to Russia in September 2019. The 20th India–Russia Annual Summit was held in Vladivostok....

Noodle Bowl Trap: ‘Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership’

While the Wuhan Meet was about ‘stability’, the Mamallapuram Meet was to enhance stability in action ‘promoting understanding’. Trade was prominently discussed between Prime...

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