Cdr (Dr) Sibapada Rath

Cdr (Dr) Sibapada Rath

Research Fellow

Areas of Research

  • Modernisation of the PLA Navy
  • Security issues in the Indo Pacific


Commander (Dr.) Sibapada Rath was commissioned into the Education Branch of Indian Navy in Jan 1996. The officer has served as the Senior Education Officer, INS Valsura (at Jamnagar, Gujarat) and Command Education Officer at Headquarters, Andaman and Nicobar Command, Port Blair, besides other appointments. He has completed interpreter-ship course in Chinese language from the School of Foreign Languages, New Delhi. As a keen writer, he has contributed regularly to various service and civil magazines.


  • Ph.D. from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. The title of his Ph. D. thesis was “China’s Naval Modernisation Programme: Strategic Implications on India’s Maritime Interests and Security”
  • M.Phil. in Diplomatic Studies from School of International Studies, JNU (1993-1995)
  • M.A. in International Relations from School of International Studies, JNU (1991-1993)


  • China’s tryst with Aircraft Carrier, Naval Despatch, 2013
  • Maritime Strategy of India and China : Influence of Alfred Thayer Mahan, Naval War College Journal, 2014.
  • Security Dilemma between China and India in the Indian and Pacific Ocean, Journal Of Research Innovation And Management Science, Volume III, Issue I, 2017.
  • Changing of Missions of Chinese and Indian Navies, Journal Of Research Innovation And Management Science, Volume IV, Issue II, 2017.
  • Structure of Sino-Indian Relations and Emerging Maritime Orientation of China and India, Journal of Centre of Excellence, June 2017.


Commander Rath has made various presentations on Maritime Issues to the cadets of Sainik School, Korukonda, Sainik School, Bhubaneswar and Oakridge International School, Visakhapatnam.

IPRD 2020

We regret to inform you that the 2020 edition of                                            The Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue stands cancelled