Cdr (Dr) Sibapada Rath

Cdr (Dr) Sibapada Rath

Research Fellow

Areas of Research

  • Modernisation of the PLA Navy
  • Security issues in the Indo Pacific
  • Naval dynamics in East Africa and West Asia

Experience

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. He was awarded Doctorate in Political Science (Title of thesis “China’s Naval Modernisation Programme: Strategic Implications on India’s Maritime Interests and Security) from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar in June 2018.

He has been appointed by Indian Navy as Visiting Faculty of Naval War College Goa from 01 Jun 2020 for a period of two years.

Education

  • 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)
  • Interpretership course in Chinese language from the School of Foreign Languages, New Delhi (2000 to 2002)
  • UGC (National Eligibility Test in Political Science in June 1993 and December 1993)

Presentations

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

Publications

  • OTHER PUBLICATIONS- Books
  1. Published an article in the book titled “india’s engagement with global powers: issues and challenges” published on   01 january 2020 in hardcover. Isbn-13: 978-9384081317, available on amazon
  • Journals
  1. China’s tryst with Aircraft Carrier, Naval Despatch, 2013
  2. Maritime Strategy of India and China : Influence of Alfred Thayer Mahan, Naval War College Journal, 2014.
  3. Security Dilemma between China and India in the Indian and Pacific Ocean, Journal Of Research Innovation And Management Science, Volume III, Issue I, 2017.
  4. Changing of Missions of Chinese and Indian Navies, Journal Of Research Innovation And Management Science, Volume IV, Issue II, 2017.
  5. Structure of Sino-Indian Relations and Emerging Maritime Orientation of China and India, Journal of Centre of Excellence, June 2017.
  6. Published a paper titled “role of kalinga in the ancient south east asia trade – a civilisational linkage” in the dilli series of seminar in ina ezhimala in 2018.