Shruti Pandalai

Shruti Pandalai

Fellow, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Shruti Pandalai is a fellow at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses. She tracks India’s foreign and security policy including sharp power competition in the Indo-Pacific.

An elderly woman gets inoculated with a dose of the Covishield vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus at a drive-in vaccination facility in Mumbai on 11 May 2021. (Punit Paranjpe/AFP)

Indian academic: The Quad and ASEAN can find solutions together

With the pandemic sweeping through India, assistance from its neighbours and beyond has been crucial, not least from its partners in the Quad arrangement. Indian academic Shruti Pandalai says while the Quad is working with ASEAN on vaccine development and delivery during the pandemic, such collaboration can move into other areas such as technology and climate change in the future.