Sinderpal Singh

Sinderpal Singh

Senior Fellow, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University

Dr Sinderpal Singh is a senior fellow and assistant director of the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (IDSS) at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at the Nanyang Technological University. He is also the coordinator of the Regional Security Architecture Programme and South Asia Programme at IDSS. His research interests include the international relations of South Asia with a special focus on Indian foreign policy, the geopolitics of the Indian Ocean Region and India-Southeast Asia relations. He is the author of India in South Asia: Domestic Identity Politics and Foreign Policy from Nehru to the BJP (2013) and has published articles in various journals such as Asia Policy, Asian Security, Pacific Affairs, India Review, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, and Contemporary Southeast Asia.

Russia's Pacific Fleet warships parade off the port city of Vladivostok during the Navy Day celebrations on 30 July 2023. (Pavel Korolyov/AFP)

India, Russia and the Northern Sea Route: Navigating a shifting strategic environment

With China intensifying its interest in the Arctic’s Northern Sea Route, India also looks to subtly increase its cooperation with Russia in the shipping route which can significantly reduce sailing time between Europe and Asia. But India has strategic reasons of its own to do so.