Harsh V. Pant

Harsh V. Pant is the director and head of the Strategic Studies Programme at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. He holds a joint appointment with the Department of Defence Studies and the King's India Institute as a professor of international relations at King’s College London. He is also a non-resident fellow with the Wadhwani Chair in US-India Policy Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC. Pant has been a visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore; a visiting fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania; a visiting scholar at the Center for International Peace and Security Studies, McGill University; and an emerging leaders fellow at the Australia-India Institute, University of Melbourne. His current research is focused on Asian security issues. His most recent books include “Indian Foreign Policy-The Modi Era” and “The US Pivot and Indian Foreign Policy.”

Defense Is Becoming More Integral to India’s Diplomacy

August 13, 2019

In May, Narendra Modi was re-elected as the prime minister of India in a landslide victory. India’s foreign policy became a salient issue during these elections due to the regional tensions with Pakistan. Beyond its immediate regional priorities, the Modi government has explicitly articulated a new vision for India and...

The Great Asian Struggle

July 17, 2011

Interviewee: Harsh V. Pant, Reader in International Relations at King’s College London Interviewer: Benoît Wolff for Fair Observer   BW: How has India perceived the rapid economic development of China from the early 1970s onwards?