Harsh V. Pant

Harsh V Pant teaches in the Defence Studies Department at King’s College London. He is also an Adjunct Fellow with the Wadhwani Chair in US-India Policy Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC. His current research is focused on Asian security issues.

For Harsh V. Pant's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

/ May 2, 2011

India protects Kazakhstan stake

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Kazakhstan last month is a reminder of the Central Asian stakes for Indian foreign policy. While Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev needed legitimacy for his re-election victory that has been criticized in Western capitals, for New Delhi there are ...

/ Mar 28, 2011

India's vexing flyover of Libya

LONDON — Along with Germany, Brazil, China and Russia, India abstained the week before last from voting on the U.N. Security Council resolution that approved a no-fly zone over Libya and authorized "all necessary measures" for protecting civilians from Moammar Gadhafi's forces. India argued that ...

/ Mar 16, 2011

Tale of two defense policies

LONDON — China has declared that its official defense budget for 2011 will rise by 12.7 percent from the previous year. Last year there was a lot of hoopla surrounding the fact that China had announced a mere 7.5 percent jump in defense budget. ...

/ Jan 26, 2011

A crisis of governance is paralyzing India

LONDON — Despite all the claims of India as a rising power, the country is suffering a serious crisis. The credibility of the government in New Delhi is being tested by a plethora of corruption scandals in recent months. From the Commonwealth Games to ...

/ Jan 18, 2011

Borders of India's latest outreach to Iran

LONDON — As India takes its seat on the U.N. Security Council as the new nonpermanent member after nearly a two-decade hiatus, its latest move vis-a-vis Iran has signaled New Delhi's desire to be viewed as a responsible rising power and a potential permanent ...

/ Dec 28, 2010

India asserting its interests vis-a-vis China

LONDON — India hosted Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao earlier this month in an attempt to stabilize Sino-Indian ties, which have undergone great turbulence the past two years. There was no dearth of warm words during the visit: Wen, in a lecture in New Delhi, invoked ...