Debasis Dash

  • Interview with Ralf Ostner on Military Affairs and Role of Artificial Intelligence in Defence

“Interview with Indian geopolitical analyst Debasis Dash: “India’s foreign policy is still very much independent”

  • Interview with Dan Southerland from Radio Free Asia (RFA) on Bhutan

“Such differences are normal when one country is calling the shots,” says Debasis Dash

  • Interview with Dan Southerland from Radio Free Asia (RFA) on China

New Delhi has also speeded up the acquisition of new weapons and their deployment, according to Debasis Dash, a researcher specializing in strategic affairs who is currently studying at the University of Malaya.  

  • Interview with Kristin Huang from South China Morning Post (SCMP) on India-China relations

“China indeed hovers in India’s strategic calculation, especially with her aggressive moves both in India’s eastern sector and in the Indian Ocean region,” said Debasis Dash of University Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, an Asia analyst focused on strategic affairs in the Indo-Pacific region.

Dash said India could provide Russia with a reliable friend other than China, and India’s evolving partnership with the US in the Indo-Pacific would bring scope for cooperation between the two forces.


Manishankar Prasad

  • Interview by Forbes on Cashless future of India post-demonization move.

“This is a public sector innovation unthought of in history. A cultural-economic revolution in the making!” exclaimed Monishankar Prasad, a New Delhi-based author and editor, about India’s demonetization initiative and subsequent drive towards developing a cashless economy.

  • Interview with Wade Shephard (on behalf of The Guardian) on the economic and social landscape of Oman.

Duqm is a huge industrial city being built out of thin air,” says Manishankar Prasad, a local researcher who worked on the new city’s environmental and cultural impact assessments. “It will essentially change the locus of industrial activity from the northern parts of the country, which are heavily urbanized. [Having this] huge geographical expanse with this sparse population and no industrial activity is really not the way forward.”