Dr Manoj Babu Buraga

Dr Manoj Babu Buraga

Associate Fellow

Areas of Research

  • EU-India in Indo-Pacific and EU-India Maritime Security
  • Indo-French Relations and India-EU Relations
  • India-France in Indo-Pacific
  • Minilateralism and Strategic Partnerships


  • 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 […]
  • Manoj Babu Buraga, “India in the Neighbourhood: Perspective, Perception and Potential”, FPRC Journal, 2018 (2), 82-91, ISSN 2277-2464.
  • Manoj Babu Buraga, and Kollabathini, “EU-India Partnership: Reconsider, Reinforce and Redouble”, FPRC Journal, 2017 (2), 82-91, ISSN 2277-2464.
  • Manoj Babu Buraga, “India’s Role in Emerging Indo-Pacific”, World Focus Magazine, Peer Reviewed-Referred Journal, March 2017, 81, ISSN 2230-8458.
  • Manoj Babu Buraga, “India China and the EU in a Multipolar World: A Perception” European Academic Research, 4, Issue 6 September 2016, ISSN 2286-4822, Impact Factor, 3.4546 (UIF).
  • Manoj Babu Buraga, “Enactment of RTI in Higher Educational Institutions”, South Asian Journal of Socio-Political Studies, A Peer Reviewed/International Referred Journal, 2015.
  • Manoj Babu Buraga, “Human Rights from Indian Perspective”, AEIJMR International Journal, 2015 (2), ISSN 2348-6724.
  • Manoj Babu Buraga and Dokku Nagamalleswara Rao, eds., India and the New World: Through the Eyes of Young Scholar (Karnataka: InSc Publishing House, 2022).
  • Dokku, Manoj Babu, Kiran, [Forthcoming]. “G20 and Critical Maritime Infrastructure: A Framework Towards Dialogue on Safety and Governance”, CACIM.
  • Buraga (2022), “The European Union and India in South Asia: Partnership to Cooperation”, in Manoj Babu Buraga, Dokku Nagamalleswara Rao (eds.) India and the New World: Through the Eyes of Young Scholars, ISBN 978-1-68576-184-4.