Ritika V Kapoor

Ritika V Kapoor

Research Associate

Areas of Research

  • Multilateral Constructs in the Indian Ocean Region
  • Maritime Cooperation in the Bay of Bengal
  • India’s maritime relations with Sri Lanka and the Maldives
  • SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region)

Experience

  • Research Intern, Observer Research Foundation (New Delhi & Mumbai)
  • Research Intern, ActionAid India

Education

  • Master’s in Public Policy, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Mumbai
  • B.A. (Honors) in Economics, Ambedkar University, Delhi
  • Diploma in French language, Alliance Française de Delhi

Publications

Books

Co-author with Agarwala, N., “India – Sri Lanka Engagement through India’s Neighbourhood First Policy”, FPRC Journal, Vol. 40, No. 4, December 2019, pp. 39-45. ISSN 2277 – 2464

“Evolving Geopolitics of the IOR: China’s Sea Power Enhancement in Sri Lanka: A Case Study of the Hambantota Port Project”, Compendium of the 6thDilli Series Sea Power Seminar, Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala.

Web-publications

(April 2020), “Climate Change Vulnerabilities of the Maldives: Implications for India”, National Maritime Foundation. Available at https://maritimeindia.org/climate-change-vulnerabilities-of-the-maldives-implications-for-inidia/

(September 2019), “Reinvigorating India – Maldives Maritime Cooperation Amidst the Growing Sino – Indo Strategic Competition in the Indian Ocean Region”, National Maritime Foundation. Available at http://maritimeindia.org/reinvigorating-india-maldives-maritime-cooperation-amidst-the-growing-sino-indo-strategic-competition-in-the-indian-ocean-region/

(June 2019), “India’s Maldivian Rapprochement”, National Maritime Foundation. Available at http://maritimeindia.org/indias-maldivian-rapprochement/

(November 2018), “A Gordian Knot for India and China: Foreign Policy Implications of Rajapaksa’s Return”, The Geopolitics. Available at https://thegeopolitics.com/a-gordian-knot-for-india-and-china-foreign-policy-implications-of-rajapaksas-return/

(November 2018), “Reviving Indo – Lanka Relations: Reigning in Bottom Trawling”, Observer Research Foundation. Available at https://www.orfonline.org/expert-speak/reviving-indo-lanka-relations-reigning-in-bottom-trawling-45299/

(June 2018), “Making Fishing in Palk Bay ‘safe’”, Observer Research Foundation. Available at https://www.orfonline.org/expert-speak/making-fishing-in-palk-bay-safe/

Presentations

“India – Thailand Cooperation under BIMSTEC”, Seminar on BIMSTEC: Constructing New Pathways in the Context of Rising Asia, organised by the UGC Centre for Maritime Studies, Pondicherry University in collaboration with Observer Research Foundation, Kolkata, at Pondicherry, 11-12 February 2020.

“India’s Neighbourhood First Policy vis-à-vis Sri Lanka”, at the Foreign Policy Dialogue 2019, organised by the Foreign Policy Research Centre, at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, 16 November 2019.

“Evolving Geopolitics in the IOR: China’s Sea Power Enhancement in Sri Lanka: A Case Study of the Hambantota Port Project”, at the 6th“Dilli Series” Sea Power Seminar, organised by the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, 17-18 October 2019.

“Avenues and Challenges in Cooperative Maritime Development: An Indian Perspective”, at the second NMF-Pathfinder Foundation Dialogue, organised by the National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi 2-3 July 2019.

“Maritime Connectivity in the Bay of Bengal: Viable Solutions”, at the inaugural NMF-BIMRAD Dialogue, organised by the National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi, 20-21 June 2019.

“India – Sri Lanka Relations: Battling Rights over Katchatheevu” and “The Indian Ocean Diplomacy” as part of ORF – Jai Hind College Lectures Series, at Jai Hind College, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, November 2018.