Abhijit Singh

Abhijit Singh
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A former naval officer, Abhijit Singh, is a Senior Fellow at New Delhi-based Observer Research Foundation and head of the Maritime Policy Initiative. A maritime professional with specialist and command experience in front-line Indian naval ships, he is a keen commentator on maritime matters and writes regularly on security and governance issues in the Indo Pacific region. Editor of two books on maritime security - Indian Ocean Challenges: a Quest for Cooperative Solutions (2013) and Geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific (2014), Abhijit contributed to the writing of India’s maritime strategy (2007). He also assisted the late Vice Admiral GM Hiranandani (Retd) in the authorship of the third volume of Indian Naval History, Transition to Guardianship (2010).

Of maritime security and a rules-based order
Of maritime security and a rules-based order
All good in theory, but the operational logistics of multinational cooperation at sea will take more than narratives.
India remains divided about AUKUS
India remains divided about AUKUS
Something about the new Australia, UK and US deal suggests it could detract from the value and usefulness of the Quad.
Aggressive sea control isn’t an option for India’s navy
Aggressive sea control isn’t an option for India’s navy
Be assertive close to home. But India should not shrink from distant waters, either.
Diego Garcia: India’s conundrum
Diego Garcia: India’s conundrum
New Delhi declared unequivocal support for “all peoples striving for decolonisation”, only to keep conspicuously quiet.
The “unsinkable” island is no substitute
The “unsinkable” island is no substitute
Aircraft carriers have a strategic and demonstrative impact no fortified island can replicate.
India’s struggle for the soul of the Indo-Pacific
India’s struggle for the soul of the Indo-Pacific
New Delhi must gear up for a sustained struggle to ensure openness, transparency, and a healthy balance of power.
India needs a more robust naval presence in Asia
India needs a more robust naval presence in Asia
To deter China from operating in the Indian Ocean, Indian naval commanders need to leverage China’s vulnerability in its near seas.
Indian Ocean ‘leadership’? Delhi’s boasts ignore reality
Indian Ocean ‘leadership’? Delhi’s boasts ignore reality
Delhi’s political rhetoric about its dominant position in the Indian Ocean ignore the facts.
India-Australia relations: Getting over the Quad blues
India-Australia relations: Getting over the Quad blues
The view that India is reluctant to engage Australia in a multilateral naval setting because it is wary of Canberra’s strategic credentials lacks merit.
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