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Dr Premesha Saha

Premesha Saha is an Associate Fellow (Strategic Studies Programme) at the Observer Research Foundation. She holds a PhD from the Center for Indo-Pacific Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, with a thesis on ‘Indonesia’s Indian Ocean Strategy, 2004-2015’. She has formerly been an Associate Fellow at the National Maritime Foundation, and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Political Studies in Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan, Jakarta. Her primary research areas are Indonesia’s maritime strategy, the emerging dynamics of the Indo-Pacific region, India and Southeast Asia, India’s Act East Policy, Asia-Pacific multilateralism. She is presently working on research projects focusing on India-Australia defence cooperation, prospects for South Korea’s engagement with India and ASEAN, and deeper Australia-India-Indonesia trilateral cooperation, partnering with institutions such as the Australian DFAT, Korea Foundation, Australian National University (ANU), and CSIS Jakarta.


Securing Two Oceans: Bolstering India-Australia Defence Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific:

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