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Teshu Singh is the Co-ordinator of the China Research programme. Her primary area of research is on Maritime Security and Chinese Foreign Policy. She is particularly interested in the developments of Chinese foreign policy vis a vis the Indian Ocean Region and the South China Sea.

She is currently working on two books titled "China and the geopolitics of the Indian Ocean: Implications for the Regional Security" and "Trans Himalayan Trade and Development 2020: Looking Beyond Nathu La."

She has completed her PhD from the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi on the subject "China and the geopolitics of the Indian Ocean: Implications for the Regional Security". Her M.Phil dissertation was titled "The Changing Chinese foreign policy towards the territorial dispute of the South China Sea". She holds a Masters degree from the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi and Bachelors in Political Science (Hons.) from Miranda House, University of Delhi.

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Teshu Singh
Senior Research Officer
Demographic Dividend in China: the Challenge Ahead, in Chandran, D.Suba, Teshu Singh, Namrata Hasija(Eds.), Inside China: New Leadership, Social Changes and Economic Challenges , New Delhi: Samskriti, 2013.

“Growing Significance of the Philippines in Southeast Asia : Challenges and opportunity for India”, Diplomatist, April 2013  

China and the South China Sea: Recent Developments   , World Focus, China Today, No.393, September 2012

The Deepening Sino- Nepal Relations: Should India Worry?”,   World Focus ,  Nepal in Transition, No. 389, May 2012

Slowdown in China”,   The Pioneer , 18 August 2011   

The South China Sea Dispute: Implications for Indian Security ”, World Focus, South China Sea: Emerging Developments, Vol. No. 376, April 2011

China - Sri Lanka relations: Implications for India’s Security ”, World Focus, China Today: A Comprehensive Assessment of Contemporary China, No. 369, September 2010

India China Relations: Future Perspectives ”, by D.P. Tripathi and B.R. Deepak, The Book Review Literary Trust, Volume XXXVII Number 2-3 February/March 2013

A 'New Era' of Democracy in Taiwan: Implications for Regional Security & EconomyIPCS Commentary, No. 4963, 18 January 2016

The Geopolitics of Chinese Investments in Sri LankaIPCS Commentary, No. 4862, 13 April 2015

IPCS Forecast: China in 2015IPCS Commentary, No. 4816, 21 January 2015

Securing India's Interests in the Indian Ocean: New Strategies and ApproachesIPCS Commentary, No. 4789, 29 December 2014

China’s Endgame in AfghanistanIPCS Commentary, No. 4756, 24 November 2014

China and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: A New Regional Order?IPCS Commentary, No. 4719, 31 October 2014

China's End Game in Hong KongIPCS Commentary, No. 4708, 21 October 2014

Contemporary Foreign Policy of China: Legacy of Deng XiaopingIPCS Commentary, No. 4653, 10 September 2014

The Need for India-Australia Maritime CooperationIPCS Commentary, No. 4629, 27 August 2014

BRICS: China’s End-GameIPCS Commentary, No. 4587, 31 July 2014

US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue: Lessons for IndiaIPCS Commentary, No. 4581, 25 July 2014

China's 'Salami Slicing': What's Next?IPCS Commentary, No. 4518, 16 June 2014

The Malabar Exercises: India, Japan and the USIPCS Commentary, No. 4282, 31 January 2014

China 2013: New LeadershipIPCS Commentary, No. 4250, 13 January 2014

China and Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ): Political Objectives and International ResponsesIPCS Commentary, No. 4223, 26 December 2013

The PositivesIPCS Commentary, No. 4156, 30 October 2013

China and Southeast Asia: What is the Strategy behind the Maritime Silk Road?IPCS Commentary, No. 4142, 15 October 2013

China and Myanmar: The Great Game of the Gas PipelineIPCS Commentary, No. 4102, 30 August 2013

China and the US: Fifth Strategic and Economic DialogueIPCS Commentary, No. 4051, 24 July 2013

Xi-Obama SummitIPCS Commentary, No. 4004, 21 June 2013

Quest for Energy SecurityIPCS Commentary, No. 3995, 17 June 2013

India and China: What did the Salman Khurshid and Li Keqiang Visits Achieve?IPCS Commentary, No. 3976, 6 June 2013

China: Engaging Nepal as a Land PortIPCS Commentary, No. 3957, 29 May 2013

China: Contextualising the Anti-Access Area-Denial StrategyIPCS Commentary, No. 3902, 30 April 2013

China and the Asia-Pacific: Trends, Challenges and DilemmasIPCS Commentary, No. 3796, 18 January 2013

Second Sino- Indian Strategic Economic Dialogue: A SWOT AnalysisIPCS Commentary, No. 3782, 31 December 2012

China: Reasons for being a Top FDI DestinationIPCS Commentary, No. 3767, 29 November 2012

IPCS Discussion: Sino-Indian and Sino-South Korean RelationsIPCS Commentary, No. 3766, 29 November 2012

IPCS Discussion: China's Role in North Korea's Stability and Regional SecurityIPCS Commentary, No. 3765, 29 November 2012

Yang Yechi in Southeast Asia: A fruitful Visit?IPCS Commentary, No. 3718, 10 September 2012

Sansha: Understanding China’s Increasing FootholdIPCS Commentary, No. 3703, 22 August 2012

Sino-Bhutan Relations: Implications for Indian SecurityIPCS Commentary, No. 3692, 31 July 2012

Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO): The Indian StandpointIPCS Commentary, No. 3654, 25 June 2012

The Curious Case of India’s Withdrawal from the South China SeaIPCS Commentary, No. 3632, 8 June 2012

Seoul Nuclear Security Summit 2012: An Analysis of China’s PositionIPCS Commentary, No. 3606, 13 April 2012

Iranian Embargo: China’s OptionsIPCS Commentary, No. 3584, 29 February 2012

China and Thailand: Analyzing Xi Jinping’s VisitIPCS Commentary, No. 3564, 24 January 2012

Chinese Troops in Seychelles: An AnalysisIPCS Commentary, No. 3543, 31 December 2011

China’s New Rural Poverty Line: An InsightIPCS Commentary, No. 3529, 22 December 2011

The South China Sea: Likely OutcomesIPCS Commentary, No. 3514, 12 December 2011

Revisiting ConfuciusIPCS Commentary, No. 3478, 24 October 2011

Cultures of China : An ExpositionIPCS Commentary, No. 3464, 26 September 2011

Chinese Economy: Inflation on the Rise and Manufacturing on the WaneIPCS Commentary, No. 3435, 29 July 2011

Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway: Strategic SignificanceIPCS Commentary, No. 3422, 8 July 2011

China, the Philippines and Vietnam: Conflicting Claims in the South China SeaIPCS Commentary, No. 3416, 24 June 2011

China-Vietnam Friction: The South China Sea FactorIPCS Commentary, No. 3409, 20 June 2011

Seminar Report

IPCS Discussion: Sino-Indian and Sino-South Korean Relations , Seminar Report, No. 3766, 29 November 2012

IPCS Discussion: China's Role in North Korea's Stability and Regional Security , Seminar Report, No. 3765, 29 November 2012


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