Anshita Arvind Shukla

Anshita Arvind Shukla

Research Associate

Email: anshita@dpg.org.in

Anshita Arvind Shukla has recently graduated from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore with a Masters of International Affairs degree. Her research interest lies primarily in understanding and analysing the geopolitics of Asia Pacific through the lens of the Indian subcontinent. In lieu of that, during her time at the school, she undertook a Covid-19 mapping project that compared and analysed the efficacy of the multi-faceted countermeasures adopted by Vietnam and Indonesia as part of the Capstone Project.

In addition, her paper titled ‘Impact of Domestic Factors on Foreign Policy Outcomes: The Case of India’s Disengagement from RCEP’ has recently been accepted for publication by the Yonsei Journal of International Studies. Prior to her Master, she completed a Bachelor in Political Science from Miranda House, University of Delhi.

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    Date: April 17, 2024

    South Asia  On April 15-16, a Saudi delegation led by Foreign Minister Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud visited Pakistan to prepare …

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    Date: April 10, 2024

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    Date: April 03, 2024

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    Date: March 29, 2024

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    Date: March 27, 2024

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    Date: March 20, 2024

    South Asia  Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay of Bhutan visited India from March 14-18 and held bilateral talks with PM …

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    Date: March 13, 2024

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    Date: March 06, 2024

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    Date: March 06, 2024

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    Date: February 28, 2024

    South Asia From February 22 to 25, the Coast Guards of India, the Maldives, and Sri Lanka conducted a four-day trilateral …

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    Date: February 21, 2024

    South Asia  The two-day close door conference on Afghanistan was hosted by the United Nations (UN) in Doha, Qatar on …

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    Date: February 14, 2024

    South Asia  Bangladesh Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Hasan Mahmud, visited India from February 7-9, 2024. This was his …

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    Date: February 07, 2024

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    Date: February 06, 2024

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    Date: January 31, 2024

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    Date: January 24, 2024

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    Date: January 17, 2024

    South Asia On January 14, the India-Maldives High-Level Core Group held its first meeting in Male. Both sides engaged in …

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    Date: January 10, 2024

    South Asia  India’s External Affairs Minister, Dr. S Jaishankar, visited Nepal on January 4-5, 2024. Dr. Jaishankar …

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    Date: January 03, 2024

    South Asia  On December 29, 2023, the UNSC adopted a resolution calling for the appointment of a Special Envoy for …

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    Date: December 27, 2023

    South Asia  On December 20, Islamabad police detained hundreds of protesters including women and children who participated …

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    Date: December 20, 2023

    South Asia  Pakistan Army Chief, General Syed Asim Munir, is on an official visit to the US from December 10. During his …

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    Date: December 13, 2023

    South Asia On December 12, twenty-three Pakistan Army soldiers were killed and over 30 wounded in a terrorist attack carried out …

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    Date: December 06, 2023

    South Asia Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Maldivian President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu on the sidelines of the COP-28 Summit in the …

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    Date: November 29, 2023

    South Asia India-Bangladesh Foreign Office Consultations (FOCs) were held in New Delhi on November 24. There were comprehensive …

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    Date: November 22, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh On November 17, Dr. Mohamed Muizzu took oath as the eighth President of Maldives. …

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    Date: November 15, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh On November 15, Japan signed an agreement with Bangladesh to provide patrol boats worth 575 …

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  • India's Proximity Archives

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    Date: November 08, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh The King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, along with senior government officials …

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  • East Asia Explorer

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    Date: November 08, 2023

    Belt and Road Initiative Has Lost Its Lustre by Pradeep Taneja On 18 October, the General Secretary of the Communist Party …

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    Date: November 01, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh The Bangladesh government deployed paramilitary troops nationwide in view of a three-day …

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  • India's Proximity Archives

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    Date: October 25, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh On October 19, Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar held a meeting …

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  • India's Proximity Archives

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    Date: October 18, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh The 23rd Council of Ministers Meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) was held in …

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  • India's Proximity Archives

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    Date: October 11, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) as well as other …

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  • India's Proximity Archives

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    Date: October 04, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh Dr. Mohamed Muizzu, the presidential candidate of the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) …

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  • East Asia Explorer

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    Date: October 01, 2023

    The 20th ASEAN-India Summit: Key Takeaways by Prabir De This September witnessed a flurry of activity in Jakarta and Delhi. …

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  • India's Proximity Archives

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    Date: September 27, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh The Taliban is gradually consolidating power in Afghanistan. The Interior Ministry of the …

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    Date: September 20, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh On September 13, the ambassador of China to Afghanistan Zhao Sheng presented a copy of his …

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  • India's Proximity Archives

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    Date: September 13, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh On September 8, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with Bangladesh Prime …

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    Date: September 06, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh A five-member Japanese parliamentary delegation, led by Nakanishi Yusuke, director of the …

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  • East Asia Explorer

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    Date: September 05, 2023

    Australia’s New Foreign Aid Policy Promises “Respect” to Counter Chinese Influence by Pradeep …

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  • India's Proximity Archives

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    Date: August 30, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina attended the 15th BRICS Summit held in Johannesburg …

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  • India's Proximity Archives

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    Date: August 23, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh The Taliban celebrated the second anniversary of their return to power on August 15. During …

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    Date: August 16, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh Following the dissolution of the Shehbaz Sharif-led government on August 9, Baluchistan …

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  • India's Proximity Archives

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    Date: August 09, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif announced that he will dissolve the National …

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  • East Asia Explorer

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    Date: August 08, 2023

    India’s Act East Policy: the Power of Progress by Prabir De The ASEAN-India Comprehensive Strategic Partnership is …

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  • India's Proximity Archives

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    Date: August 02, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh Following the 15th India-Japan Foreign Ministers’ Strategic Dialogue on July 27, …

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  • India's Proximity Archives

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    Date: July 26, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh The President of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe visited India on July 21. During the visit, …

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  • India's Proximity Archives

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    Date: July 19, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh On 17 July 2023, Thailand hosted the inaugural BIMSTEC Foreign Ministers' Retreat in …

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    Date: July 12, 2023

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  • East Asia Explorer

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    Date: July 09, 2023

    China unlikely to soften its policy toward Japan after the Defence Ministers’ Meeting by Pradeep Taneja In his …

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  • India's Proximity Archives

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    Date: July 05, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh On June 29, the IMF reached a staff-level agreement with Pakistan on a USD 3 billion …

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  • India's Proximity Archives

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    Date: June 28, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh On June 27, the DG ISPR of the Pakistan Army revealed that it had sacked three officers …

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  • India's Proximity Archives

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    Date: June 21, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh Moody's published a report on June 15 indicating that Pakistan might face a default …

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  • India's Proximity Archives

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    Date: June 14, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh According to a UNSC Taliban Sanctions Committee report published on June 5, the link between …

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  • India's Proximity Archives

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    Date: June 07, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh Prime Minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ visited India from May 31 …

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  • India's Proximity Archives

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    Date: May 31, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh Amidst Pakistan’s continuing political chaos, a crackdown on Imran Khan’s party …

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  • India's Proximity Archives

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    Date: May 24, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh On May 18, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi warned the Taliban government to abide by the …

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  • India's Proximity Archives

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    Date: May 17, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh   The 6th Indian Ocean Conference was held in Dhaka on May 12-13. In the inaugural …

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  • India's Proximity Archives

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    Date: May 10, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh Protests erupted across Pakistan following the arrest of former Prime Minister Imran Khan on …

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  • East Asia Explorer

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    Date: May 04, 2023

    China’s Growing Security Footprint in the South Pacific Causes Alarm by  Pradeep Taneja   Prime Minister …

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  • India's Proximity Archives

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    Date: May 03, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh   On May 1-2, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres held a summit to review the UN …

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    Date: April 26, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh   Bangladesh unveiled its ‘Indo-Pacific Outlook’ on April 24. The document …

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    Date: April 19, 2023

    South Asia by  Shreyas Deshmukh   The Fourth Foreign Ministers' Meeting of neighboring Countries of …

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    Date: April 12, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh On April 4, the Taliban circulated a decree banning all female staff members from working …

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  • India's Proximity Archives

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    Date: April 05, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh The ongoing economic and political chaos in Pakistan turning into a hu-manitarian situation, …

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  • East Asia Explorer

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    Date: April 01, 2023

    Charting the New Agenda of ASEAN-India Cooperation By Prabir De The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and …

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    Date: March 29, 2023

      South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh   Due to stable energy prices for the last two months and the flow of …

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    Date: March 22, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh   Prime Ministers of India and Bangladesh jointly inaugurated the first cross-border …

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    Date: March 15, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh   Pakistan was engulfed in political chaos as the Islamabad High Court ordered the …

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    Date: March 08, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh   On the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Ministers meeting and Raisina dialogue from …

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    Date: March 04, 2023

    Reset in Australia-China Relations by Pradeep Taneja   When Anthony Albanese met Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the …

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    Date: February 22, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh   Taliban border guards and Pakistan forces exchanged fire on February 20 at the …

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  • India’s Proximity Archives

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    Date: February 15, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh   The 5th Multilateral Meeting of National Security Advisers on Afghanistan (Moscow …

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  • India’s Proximity Archives

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    Date: February 01, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh   Pakistan’s internal problems are continuing to escalate. On January 30, more …

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    Date: January 31, 2023

    High Expectations from Indonesia: The ASEAN Chair for 2023 by Biren Nanda   President Joko Widodo announced the theme …

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    Date: January 25, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh   India’s External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar visited the Maldives and …

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  • India’s Proximity Archives

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    Date: January 18, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh   Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahbaz Sharif, in a TV interview during his visit to UAE …

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  • India’s Proximity Archives

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    Date: January 11, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh   The economic crisis in Pakistan continues. The World Bank has revised its …

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    Date: January 04, 2023

    South Asia by Shreyas Deshmukh     In response to the Taliban’s decree banning women's employment at …

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    Date: October 14, 2022

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