Ms. Amruta Karambelkar

Assistant Professor (International Relations)
School of International Cooperation, Security and Strategic Languages (SICSSL)

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About Ms. Amruta Karambelkar

Ms. Amruta Karambelkar is an Assistant Professor of International Relations and Security Studies at the School of International Cooperation, Security, and Strategic Languages (SICSSL) since August 2023. She has previously worked at Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi (Indo-Pacific cluster); Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (Southeast Asia Research Programme); and the Indian Council of World Affairs.

Ms. Karambelkar is pursuing Ph.D from the Centre for Indo-Pacific Studies, JNU. Her M.Phil dissertation examined the military modernization of Viet Nam and Singapore. She holds a Master’s degree in politics from the University of Pune, and a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Fergusson College, Pune. She is UGC-NET qualified in Political Science

Her areas of expertise include the Indo-Pacific region with special emphasis on Southeast Asia, and her domain specialization is maritime security and naval matters. She has published widely on security and political issues in Southeast Asia, Australia, and the Western Pacific region, and at the same time closely followed the evolution of the Quad and the general geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific region. She has also presented her work at numerous national and international conferences.

Articles in refereed journals

  1. Karambelkar, Amruta. An Analysis of French Strategy in the Indo-Pacific. Maritime Affairs, 6th August 2021.
  2. Karambelkar, Amruta. India’s Perception and Response to China’s “One Belt, One Road” Initiative: Views from Indian Mainstream Media. Asian Politics and Policy, Vol: 7 (4) (Co-authored).

Chapters in Books

  1. Karambelkar, Amruta (2023), ‘India’s perspective on the Indo-Pacific’ in Vijay Sakhuja and Anu Maria Francis (eds) Indo-Pacific perspectives; Australia, ASEAN and India, Centre for Public Policy Research and Monash University: Kochi and Victoria, pp 61, ISBN 978-81-955180-5-0
  2. The Beginning of the Epoch: Portuguese Period in the Indian Ocean (1498-1660), Vijay Sakhuja and Pragya Pandey (2022), KM Panikkar and the Growth of a Maritime Consciousness in India, (ed.), 422 pp., Vij books, ISBN 978-9393499301
  3. Blue Economy as a Cooperative Mechanism in Indo-Pacific in Indo-Pacific: Changing Geo-Political Dynamics, (ed.) Adluri Subramanyam Raju, 2020, 172pp, Studera Press, ISBN 9789385883750.
  4. Vietnam and the South China Sea: Two-Fold Strategy in China’s Worrying Eunuchs Resistance to Beijing’s Belligerence in the South China Sea, Gautam Kumar Jha and Saumyajit Ray (eds.), And Books, 2019: ISBN 9789388264457.

Articles in Magazines

  • ‘Legalising Gambling: Is Vietnam Prepared?’, Mainstream, Vol L, No 27, 23 June 2012.
  • ASEAN Members at the Shangri-La Dialogue 2012,’ Diplomatist Plus, Vol. IV (7), July 2012.
    • “India’s Ocean-The Story of India’s bid for regional leadership-David Brewster”, Vivekananda International Foundation, 19 May 2020.
    • S.D. Muni and Rahul Mishra, “India’s Eastward Engagement- From Antiquity to Act East Policy”, Sage, 2019, National Security Vol. II Issue III, July – September 2019.
    • Nischal Nath Pandey, “New Nepal”, India Quarterly, Vol. 67, no 4, pp 391-92, 2011.
    • Antony Albanese visit: An uptick in India-Australia relations, Financial Express, 14 March 2023.
    • Has Singapore Changed its Stance on Ukraine?, Vivekananda International Foundation, 16 March 2023
    • The China-Salomon Islands Bilateral Security Pact, Vivekananda International Foundation, 2 June 2022
    • China’s vaccine diplomacy in Southeast Asia, Vivekananda International Foundation, 20 August 2021.
    • A Guide to India-Australia Relations, Vivekananda International Foundation, 22 June 2020.
    • Quad Foreign Ministerial meeting in Australia, Vivekananda International Foundation, 16 February 2022.
    • 2021 Crystallised the Indo-Pacific Security Landscape, Vivekananda International Foundation, 11 January 2022.
    • A Critical Assessment of the Quad from an Indian Perspective, Vivekananda International Foundation, 26 November 2021.
    • Assessing Indo-Pacific in 2021: An Indian perspective, Vivekananda International Foundation, 12 January 2021.
    • Chinese involvement in IUU fishing, Vivekananda International Foundation, 25 September 2020.
    • QUAD May Not Resolve All Of India’s Security Concerns, But It Is Headed In The Right Direction, Swarajya, October 28, 2020
    • China’s militarisation of South China Sea, Vivekananda International Foundation, 15 September 2020.
    • Karambelkar, Amruta (11- 12 March 2024) nternational Seminar on India’s culture-based diplomacy in South & Southeast Asia. Organised by ICSSR & Dept of Politics, Delhi University
    • Karambelkar, Amruta (5-7 May 2023) India and Southeast Asia: One Indic Belt, SLL&CS and SIS, JNU, INGCA, Embassy of Indonesia, New Delhi, ICCR, ICSSR, ICWA and the Indic Belt Society,
    • Karambelkar, Amruta (April, 2022). Australia and India Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative Partnership Dialogue-Strengthening International Cooperation, Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi and Monash University.
    • Karambelkar, Amruta (11 March 2022). Enhancing Opportunities for Maritime Security Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).
    • Karambelkar, Amruta New Indo-Pacific Strategy of the United States, Asia and Pacific Episodes, 19 February 2022. Presented and analysed the latest publication of the United States.
    • Karambelkar, Amruta (30th July 2021) Prospects and Challenges to Developmental Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and US Consulate, Hyderabad.
    • Karambelkar, Amruta (22 June 2021). Indo-Pacific Construct-A New Regional Order and Implications, UGC Centre for Southeast Asian and Pacific Studies, Sri Venkateshwara University.
    • Karambelkar, Amruta (20 March 2021). Indo-Pacific Defence Expo and Conference, Department of Commerce, Govt. of India and ASSOCHAM.
    • Karambelkar, Amruta (24 March 2021). K.M.Panikkar and the Rise of Maritime Consciousness in India, Indian Council of World Affairs.
    • Karambelkar, Amruta (19 September 2020). Emerging Security Relations in the Bay of Bengal, Global Youth Forum-Kolkata Chapter.
    • Karambelkar, Amruta (30 July 2019). Track 1.5 BIMSTEC Security Dialogue, Dhaka, BIMSTEC Secretariat.
    • Karambelkar, Amruta (February 2019). Indo-Pacific Emerging Dynamics, UGC Centre for Maritime Studies, Pondicherry University.
    • Karambelkar, Amruta (12 September 2018). YOUMARES 9-Our Oceans, Our Future, Session on Law and Policy Dimensions of Ocean Governance, Oldenberg.
    • Karambelkar, Amruta (7 August 2015). Resistance and Tolerance; Emerging Responses to Chinese Belligerence in the South China Sea, Embassy of The Philippines New Delhi & Jawaharlal Nehru University.
    • Karambelkar, Amruta (12 November 2013). ‘Imagining A New World Order: An India-Southeast Asia-China Axis. First Annual International Studies Convention, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
    • Karambelkar, Amruta (23 November 2012). The Annual Inside Southeast Asia Conference, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies.
    • Karambelkar, Amruta (5 June 2012). US And China In The Asia Pacific: Taking Stock of Southeast Asia’s Responses And Strategies, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies.
    • Karambelkar, Amruta (1 June 2012). Young Voices, Alternative Ideas-Youth Bulge in India-Demographic Dividend?, IPCS Young Colloquy #52.
    • Counter-terrorism as Agenda for the Quad in the context of Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the US, Sanctioning Pakistan, NewsX, 23 September 2021.
    • Panel discussion on the occasion of World Democracy Day, Quad: The Global Arc of Democracy, NewsX, 15 September 2021.