Prof. Rajaram Panda is currently Senior Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi. Earlier, he was Senior Fellow, IDSA, ICCR Chair Professor at Reitaku University, and Lok Sabha Research Fellow, Parliament of India. He is also Member of the Governing Council, Indian Council of World Affairs, and the Centre for Security and Strategic Studies, both in New Delhi. He had also long stints at the Japan Foundation New Delhi

Contributions 
North Korea’s ICBM Launch Worrying – Part II Response from Japan As an immediate neighbour, Japan was alarmed by North Korea’s missile launch. It was concerned as the missile landed about 125 miles from Japan’s coastline. In the preceding months, North Korea’s ballistic missile ...

North Korea’s ICBM Launch Worrying – Part I On 18 November 2022, North Korea successfully test-fired a Hwasong-17 (or Hwasongpho-17) intercontinental-range ballistic missile (ICBM), adding further to the already existing tensions and security threats in the Korean Peninsula. This launch was th...

The Significance of Exercise Malabar 2022 The multilateral Malabar Exercise 2022 commenced on 9 November 2022 between the navies of the Quad countries consisting of India, Japan, the US, and Australia and concluded on 15 November 2022. The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF hosted the ...

Assessing Vietnam Communist Party Chief Trong’s Visit to China In a major diplomatic move following the precedent-breaking and historic third five-year term as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the recently concluded 20th National Congre...

Japan-Australia Sign “landmark” Security Pact Introduction Amid plummeting popularity at home after deciding to host the controversial state funeral for the slain former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo fully with tax payer’s money, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida decided to stem t...

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