Jaideep Prabhu

Jaideep A. Prabhu is a PhD student in History at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, where he is writing his dissertation on India’s nuclear policy, titled: "Nuclear Dharma: India’s Wandering After the Atom." Prabhu also holds an Bachelor's in Engineering from the same university and a Master’s from the George Washington University. Although Prabhu’s core field of expertise is foreign and nuclear policy in Western Europe, South Asia, and the Middle East, he is keen observer of science and technology, energy and security policy, and religion. Prabhu has written for Indian periodicals such as Tehelka, First Post, and Rediff, and has appeared on national television in matters relating to nuclear and foreign policy.
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Indian Elections 2014: A Foreign Policy for Modi (Part 2/2)

On what should Narendra Modi base his foreign policy? China has always been India's bête noire since the communists seized power in 1949 and annexed Tibet in 1950. India’s nuclear and rocket initiatives took on a military dimension solely to deter China’s ambitions south of the Himalayas, while Delhi’s quest for the nuclear triad was to assure Beijing that it had... Continue Reading

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Indian Elections 2014: A Foreign Policy for Modi (Part 1/2)

On what should Narendra Modi base his foreign policy? Foreign policy seldom occupies an important position in political agendas during electoral campaigns, and 2014 in India is hardly any different. The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate has, however, evoked a little more interest from various sections. One reason for this abnormal curiosity is that anything Narendra... Continue Reading

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Modi's Pivot to Asia?

If Modi can address key issues in Asia, India can fuel a regional dynamo. First, it was the Americans who spoke of a "pivot" to Asia; then, it was the Russians' turn to consider prioritizing the region. The Europeans, not to be left far behind, also debated following suit. Now, it seems Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate for India's general... Continue Reading

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Will the Real Mr Modi Please Stand Up

Narendra Modi has raised the level of political discourse in India. It ought to be clear by now that neither the Indian National Congress nor the country's media have any interest in critiquing Narendra Modi, chief minister of Gujarat and a potential prime ministerial candidate for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The regularly manufactured public outrage over a trivial comment... Continue Reading

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China’s Cat and Mouse Game

The recent border skirmish between India and China was part of long-held Chinese strategy.  On April 15, Chinese troops of about a platoon’s strength crossed the Line of Actual Control that separates India from Tibet, and penetrated ten kms into India with helicopter support and set up a frontier post. Not surprisingly, China denied the entire incident, accusing India... Continue Reading

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