Dr Vijay Sakhuja

Dr Vijay Sakhuja

01 Aug 14-31 Jul 17

Experience

Dr Vijay Sakhuja is a former navy officer and served the Indian Navy for more than two and a half decades. He was Director (Research) at the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), New Delhi from 2009-2014. He has also been on the research faculty of a number of think tanks: Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore (2006-2014); Senior Fellow at the Centre for Airpower Studies (CAPS); Observer Research Foundation (ORF); Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), and United Service Institution of India (USI), New Delhi.

Dr Vijay Sakhuja received his PhD and MPhil degrees from the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. He has published a number of books, edited volumes, monograph, Policy briefs on maritime security, international relations, geopolitics, and Arctic affairs.

Dr Vijay Sakhuja is author of Asian Maritime Power in the 21st Century: Strategic Transactions -China, India and Southeast Asia and Confidence Building from the Sea: An Indian Initiative. He is editor of India Vietnam Strategic Partnership: Exploring Vistas for Expanded Cooperation and Reinvigorating IOR-ARC. He has co-edited a number of volumes on India –ASEAN relations, Indo-Pacific, Myanmar, Vietnam, Poland, Russia and the European Union.

He is on the international editorial board of Journal of Indian Ocean Region and member of the Executive Council of the Centre for Ocean and Environmental Studies, New Delhi.

He lectures at various Indian and international universities and military colleges.

All Publications

Maritime Dynamics in the Indo Pacific
The Blue Economy- Concept, constituents and development by Kapil Narula and Vijay Sakhuja
PARTNERING ACROSS OCEANS- Vijay Sakhuja and Kapil Narula
Reinvigorating IOR-ARC by Vijay Sakhuja
CHINA'S MARITIME SILK ROAD AND ASIA
Evolving dynamics of the indian ocean- Dr Vijay Sakhuja and Raghavendra Mishra
Arctic perspectives
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CHINA UNDER SCANNER FOR IUU FISHING OPERATIONS

Author: China has invited sharp reactions from African countries over excessive and indiscriminate exploitation of sea-based resources. In December 2014, officials from 24 African countries expressed concerns over the poor state of the African fisheries industry (estimated to be US $24 billion) due to over-exploitation, poor supervision of fishery operations and ineffective law enforcement in the […]
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BLUE ECONOMY: HARMONIZING IORA DECLARATION AND UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL

Author: In September 2015, two significant announcements relating to ocean economy were made. The Indian  Ocean  Rim  Associations  (IORA)  hosted  the  first  IORA  Ministerial  Blue  Economy Conference titled  “Enhancing  Blue  Economy Cooperation  for Sustainable  Development  in  the IORA Region” in Mauritius and identified four priority areas (a) Fisheries & Aquaculture; (b) Renewable Ocean Energy; (c) Seaports […]
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MARITIME CYBER ATTACKS ARE A REALITY

Author: The  International  Maritime  Organisation’s  (IMO)  initiatives  to  ensure  physical  safety and  security  of   maritime  infrastructure  have  proven  successful  and  a  number  of regulatory  mechanisms  are  in  place  to  ensure  safe  and  secure  commerce.  The  IMO  is now developing guidelines against cyber-attacks on the maritime infrastructure. At the 94th  session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) […]
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ROHINGYA CRISIS: A NEW PARADIGM FOR NAVIES

Author: A  humanitarian  crisis  in  the  Bay  of  Bengal  has  attracted  international  attention;  over 4,000  Rohingya  migrants,  also  referred  to  as  the  ‘boat  people’,  embarked  on   rickety vessels have been sighted or intercepted  by  the maritime  security  forces of  Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand. Many more may still be at sea and their handlers are waiting […]