Tunchinmang Langel

Tunchinmang Langel

Associate Fellow

Areas of Research

  • Indo-Pacific security architecture
  • India-ASEAN in Indo-Pacific
  • India-East Asia in Indo-Pacific
  • Transnational security issues


  • Assistant Editor/Research Assistant, Foundation for National Security Research (FNSR), New Delhi (2016-2018)
  • Executive-ASEAN & ANZ Desk, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), New Delhi (2011-2014)


  • PhD Thesis Submitted in Indo-Pacific Studies, Thesis: “Evolving Security Architecture in the Indo-Pacific: Securing Japan and India’s Converging interests, 2000-2016” (2022)
  • MPhil in Indo-Pacific Studies, Centre for Indo-Pacific Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (2016)
  • MA in Political Science, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), 2019
  • MA in International Business, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (2011)
  • BA(H) in Economics, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi (2009)


  1. “Assessing the Act East Policy (AEP) through the 4C’s since 2014”, Research Scholars’ Meet on “Exploring Opportunities and Challenges in the Indo-Pacific”, Organised by Observer Research Foundation (ORF) Kolkata, 28-29 January 2021 (Online).
  2. “Tracing the Japan-India Maritime Security Cooperation: From Imperial-Colonial Roots To Free And Open Indo-Pacific”, Graduate Students in International Security, etc (GSISE) Workshop, 10 November 2020 (Online).
  3. “Securing Japan and India’s Converging Interests in the Indo-Pacific, 2000- 2016”, All India International and Area Studies Convention, 2019 – Ascending India: Reflections on Global and Regional Dimensions, Organised by: School of International Studies, JNU, Venue: New Delhi, 30-31 January to 1 February 2019.
  4. “Reassessing the impact of Global Islamist Conflicts on Southeast Asia”, International Studies in an Increasingly Complex World, Organised by: International Studies Association (Southern Region), Venue: Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, USA, 12 and 13 October 2018.
  5. “Mega-regional trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific: An analysis of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its challenges for India”, India in the 21st Century: Governance and Foreign Policy Imperatives, Organised by Department of Civics and Politics, University of Mumbai and Jadavpur Association of International Relations (JAIR), Kolkata, Venue: Mumbai, Dates: 19 to 20 December 2016.


All Publications



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  • Langel, Tunchinmang (2021), “Reassessing the Militant Threat and Counterterrorism in Southeast Asia”, in Stanzin Lhaskyabs, Shameer Modongal, Anuradha Oinam (eds.) Counterterrorism and Global Security – Genesis, Responses and Challenges, ISBN 978-93-90917-86-0.
  • Langel, Tunchinmang (2019), “China as a National Security Threat”, in Satish Kumar (ed.) India’s Security Environment: Emerging Uncertainties and Challenges, New Delhi: Pentagon Press, ISBN 978-93-88618-90-0.
  • Langel, Tunchinmang (2019), “Sri Lanka: Political Dynamics and Impact on India”, in Satish Kumar (ed.) India’s Security Environment: Emerging Uncertainties and Challenges, New Delhi: Pentagon Press, ISBN 978-93-88618-90-0.
  • Langel, Tunchinmang (2022), “Transformation of Japan–India security relations: from imperial–colonial era to free and open Indo-Pacific”, Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, 17 (3), 323-341, DOI: 10.1080/19480881.2021.2001987
  • Langel, Tunchinmang (2019), review of China’s Future by David Shambaugh, Polity Press, 2016, 203 pp., Strategic Studies Quarterly, Fall 2019, 13 (3): 148- 151.
  • Langel, Tunchinmang (2018), review of China and the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands Dispute, by Balazs Szanto, Routledge, 2018, 160 pp., Strategic Studies Quarterly.