Dr Manoj Babu Buraga

Dr Manoj Babu Buraga

Associate Fellow

Areas of Research

  • India’s Foreign Policy focusing on France and the European Union
  • European Union Integration, Programmes, Policies, and Institutions
  • Maritime Geostrategies of Indo-Pacific India-EU and India-France
  • Minilateralism in the Indo-Pacific
  • Ocean Governance Sustainable Development, Sea-bed Resources, Marine Biological Diversity, and Fisheries


  • Associate Fellow, National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi (October 2021- present)
  • Recipient of The G20 Research Fellowship CFA (a project under CACIM), Aug-Sep 2021
  • Adjunct Faculty, Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada, March-July 2021
  • Research Fellow, the SPARC programme sponsored by the Ministry of Education, 2019
  • Recipient of ICSSR, International Financial Assistance, 2018
  • DELF A1, Alliance Française de Pondichéry, 2016


  • Ph.D. in Politics & International Relations (European Studies), Thesis: “Indo – French Relations in the Context of India-EU Relations”, Centre for European Studies, School of Social Sciences and International Studies, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry.
  • Master’s in Politics and International Relations, School of Social Sciences and International Studies, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry.
  • Bachelor’s in History, Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada.


  1. “European Union in International Politics: Perception to Action”, EUSAAP Conference, held at Melbourne (Virtual), June 2021.
  2. “Gender Politics and Political Representation in India-Europe”, an International Conference Perspectives on Politics, Media and Environment, a collaborative initiative of Pondicherry University, Heinrich-Heine University, Dusseldorf, Ruhr University Bochum, and Justus-Leibig University, Giessen, Germany, 4-5, March 2020.
  3. “India and the European Union in a Multipolar World: New Nation Building and Balance of Power”, Organised by Dept. of Political Science, St Ann’s College for Women, at Hyderabad, 21-22, August 2019.
  4. “A conceptual brief on establishing quality education in India”, Organized by the Dept. of Politics & International Studies, Pondicherry University, 18-19, December 2018.
  5. “Brexit and the EU Cohesion Policy”, Hosted by a Joint EU Centres in RMIT University, at Melbourne, 15-18, October 2017.
  6. “India-EU Enhancing Strategic Partnerships”, hosted by Symbiosis International University, at Pune, 2-4, December 2017. Participated.
  7. “India’s Role in Integrating SAARC Region”, an International Conference on Water Sharing in SAARC Region: Legal Issues and Challenges organized by M.K Nambyar SAARC Law Centre in NALSAR University of Law at Hyderabad, 25-26, March 2017.
  8. “India China and the EU in a Multipolar World Order: Perspectives from IR”, Organized by International Management Institute Kolkata in Collaboration with Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, China at Kolkata 24-25, November 2016.
  9. “Indo-French Relationship: Implications for India’s Climate”, organized by Dept. of Geography Osmania University, at Hyderabad, 27-29, September 2016.
  10. “Western Multiculturalism: A Case Study on Muslim Immigrants”, organized by Pondicherry University and Madras University, at Pondicherry, 22-23, February 2016.
  11. “The EU and Kashmir: Human Rights Perspective”, is a National Seminar on Anti-Terrorism Law and Human Security organized by Kerala Law Academy, at Trivandrum, 03, October 2016.
  12. “Human Rights from Indian Perspective: Reference to Freedom of Expression”, organized KL University & International Multidisciplinary Research Foundation, at Vijayawada, 21-22, August 2015.


All Publications



Author:   In the present century, the Indo-Pacific region has emerged as a seedbed of both confrontation and cooperation.  Outside of the moves and countermoves of the USA and China are two other major players, namely, the EU and India.  Concerted actions by the two actors have, until recently, been mostly half-hearted and, consequently, the public […]
  1. Buraga. (November-December 2022). ‘Strtaegising’ the India-EU Partnership. Journal of Strategic Analysis. MP-IDSA. Volume 46, Issue 6. pp. 614-630. (ISSN 1754-0054) Taylor & Francis, Routledge, UK. https://doi.org/10.1080/09700161.2022.2157508
  2. Buraga. (October 2022). The Black Sea Geography in Competitive Maritime Space, EU, and India. World Focus Magazine. pp 44-50. (ISSN 2230-5083; e-ISSN 2581-5083) UGC Listed.
  3. Buraga, Fournol. (August-September 2022). Indo-French Cooperation and Engagement in Holistic Maritime Security: Possibilities and Implications in IOR. Electronic Journal of Social and Strategic Studies. Volume. 3. Issue 2. pp. 241-257. (ISSN 2582-9645) Referred.
  4. Buraga. (November 2018). India in the Neighbourhood: Perspective, Perception and Potential. Journal of Foreign Policy Research Centre (FPRC). Volume 2. pp 82-91. (ISSN 2277-2464) UGC Listed.
  5. Buraga, Kollabathini. (November 2018). EU-India Partnership: Reconsider, Reinforce and Redouble. FPRC. Volume 1. pp. 82-92. (ISSN 2277-2464) UGC Listed.
  6. Buraga. (March 2017). India’s Role in Emerging Indo-Pacific. World Focus Magazine. (ISSN 2230-5083; e-ISSN 2581-5083) UGC Listed.
  7. Buraga. (September 2016). India China and the EU in a Multipolar World: A Perception. Journal of European Academic Research. Volume. 4. Issue 6. pp. 5806-17. Impact Factor: 3.4546 (ISSN 2286-4822) Peer Reviewed.
  8. Buraga. (July-December 2015). Enactment of RTI in Higher Educational Institutions. South Asian Journal of Socio-Political Studies (SAJOPS). Volume 16 (1) pp. 23-27. (ISSN 0972-4613) UGC Listed and Peer Reviewed.
  9. Buraga. (May-June 2015). Human Rights from Indian Perspective. AE International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (AEIJMR). Volume 3 (3) pp. 90-94. (ISSN 2348-6724) Peer Reviewed.
  • Buraga and Rao. (2022). eds., India, and the New World: Through the Eyes of Young Scholars. Karnataka: InSc. Publishing House. (ISBN: 978-168576-184-4)
  • Buraga, Coauthored. [Forthcoming]. G20 and Critical Maritime Infrastructure: A Framework Towards Dialogue on Safety and Governance. Centre for Financial and Accountability (CFA).
  • Buraga, Chauhan. (2022). The European Union, India, and Indo-Pacific: Insights for Strategic Privileged and Sustained Partnerships. In Pradeep Chauhan, Debesh Lahiri, Sushant Parashar (Eds.) Maritime Geostrategies: Vignettes of Indo-Pacific States. (pp 394-405) New Delhi: National Maritime Foundation. (ISBN 978-81-959079-5-3)
  • Buraga. (2022). The European Union and India in South Asia: Partnership to Cooperation. In Manoj Babu Buraga, Nagamalleswara Rao (Eds.) India and the New World: Through the Eyes of Young Scholars. (pp 181-198) Karnataka: InSc Publishing House. ISBN 978-1-68576-184-4