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As the Indo-Pacific continues to grow in importance and India emerges as an increasingly important strategic player, we will need to understand more about how New Delhi will shape the region.

realising the indo-pacific: tasks for india's regional integration

The Perth USAsia Centre's flagship publication, Realising the Indo-Pacific: Tasks for India's Regional Integration, was launched in September 2017 in New Delhi. This publication brought together emerging scholars from Australia and India to explore India's regional integration into the Indo-Pacific. As the concept of the 'Indo-Pacific' region has increasingly gained momentum, there remains many opportunities and challenges for India to regionally integrate and realise the concept of the Indo-Pacific.

The publication was launched in partnership with Carnegie India and featured remarks from:
  • Her Excellency Ms Harinder Sidhu, Australia's High Commissioner to India
  • C. Raja Mohan, Director of Carnegie India
  • Ambassador Biren Nanda, Senior Fellow from the Delhi Policy Group
  • Professor Stephen Smith, Director of the Perth USAsia Centre

dr bibhu routray, inaugural iccr chair of india studies and visiting professor at murdoch university

Dr Bibhu Routray, Director of Mantraya and the Inaugural ICCR Chair of India Studies and Visiting Professor at Murdoch University, was hosted in Perth for a three month tenure at Murdoch University. On this episode of Perspectives podcast, Dr Routray discusses his time working on national security affairs for the India's Prime Minister's Office, the great power relations between India and China and the emerging challenges he perceives in the South Asian neighbourhood.

his excellency dr a.m. gondane, india's high commissioner to australia

On November 2017, His Excellency Dr A.M. Gondane, India's High Commissioner to Australia, delivered a keynote address at The University of Western Australia on Australia - India relations. This keynote address was a collaboration between the Perth USAsia Centre and the Indian Consulate in Perth.

darshana baruah, research analyst, carnegie india

Darshana Baruah, Research Analyst at Carnegie India, discussed India's role in the Indo-Pacific and its evolving maritime security strategy.
 

Her Excellency Ms Harinder Sidhu, Australia's High Commissioner to India

During her visit to Perth in September 2017, Her Excellency Ms Harinder Sidhu discussed the concept of the "Indo-Pacific" and its significance in Australia - India relations. 

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His Excellency Mr Sean Kelly, Australia's Consul-General in Chennai

During his visit to Perth in April 2017, His Excellency Mr Sean Kelly discussed the future opportunities in South India, the day-to-day responsibilities of being a Consul-General and the recently signed Western Australia - Andhra Pradesh Sister-State Agreement.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • 09 November 2017
    South Asia

    India's National Security and South Asia's Great Power Dynamics

    By Reginald Ramos and Dr Bibhu Routray
    listen
  • 12 October 2017
    South Asia

    India's Act East Policy

    By Ambassador Biren Nanda
    read
  • 26 September 2017
    South Asia

    Realising the Indo-Pacific

    By High Commissioner Harinder Sidhu
    watch
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