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BAJPAI, Kanti Prasad 白康迪

Kanti Prasad Bajpai 白康迪

Director (Centre on Asia and Globalisation) and Wilmar Professor of Asian Studies

Ph.D. in Political Science; M.A. in Political Science; B.A. (Hons.) in Economics

Kanti Prasad Bajpai 白康迪
Contact Details

DID: +65 6516 6796

Office Location

469C Bukit Timah Road
Wing A, Level 2, Oei Tiong Ham Building
Singapore 259772


Kanti Bajpai’s areas of interest include international security, Indian foreign policy and national security. He is currently working on a book on India-China relations.

Before coming to the LKY School, he was Professor of International Politics, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Professor in the Politics and International Relations of South Asia, Oxford University. From 2003 to 2009, he was Headmaster, The Doon School, India. He taught at the Maharajah Sayajirao University of Baroda, and has held visiting appointments at Wesleyan University, Columbia University, and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has also held visiting appointments at the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace, Notre Dame University, the Brookings Institution, and the Australian Defence Force Academy. Most recently, he was Distinguished Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Kanti writes a regular column for the Times of India (New Delhi).

Kanti Prasad Bajpai 白康迪 - CV

Research Areas

  • Asian security
  • China-India relations
  • International security
  • International water conflicts

Media Expertise

  • India
  • South Asia


Recent Publications

Journal Articles
  • “Narendra Modi’s Pakistan and China Policy: Assertive Bilateral Diplomacy, Active Coalition Diplomacy,” International Affairs (UK), vol. 93, no. 1 (January 2017), pp. 69-91.

Chapters in Books
  • “Five Approaches to the Study of Indian Foreign Policy.” In David Malone, C. Raja Mohan, and Srinath Raghavan, eds., Oxford Handbook of Indian Foreign Policy, Oxford University Press, 2015, pp. 21-34.
  • “India-ASEAN Security Cooperation:   Dealing with a Rising China.” In Rajiv K. Bhatia, Vijya Sakhuja, and Asif Shuja, eds., India-ASEAN: Vision for Partnership and Prosperity (New Delhi: Indian Council of World Affairs and Shipra, 2014), pp. 57-66.
  • “Indian Grand Strategy: Six Schools of Thought.” In Kanti Bajpai, V. Krishnappa, and Saira Basit), eds., India’s Grand Strategic Thought and Practice: History, Theory, Cases (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014), pp. 113-150.
  • “India’s Regional Disputes.” In WPS Sidhu, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, and Bruce Jones, eds., Shaping the Emerging World Order: India and Multilateralism (Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution Press, 2013), pp. 115-130.
  • “India and Nuclear Weapons.” In Atul Kohli and Prerna Singh, eds., Routledge Handbook of Indian Politics (New York: Routledge, 2013), pp. 339-349.
Edited Volumes
  • (with Huang Jing and Kishore Mahbubani) China-India Relations: Cooperation and Conflict (Abingdon: Routledge, 2015).
  • (with V. Krishnappa and Saira Basit) India’s Grand Strategic Thought and Practice: History, Theory, Cases (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014).
  • (with Harsh V. Pant), India’s National Security: A Reader (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2013).
  • (with Harsh V. Pant), India’s Foreign Policy: A Reader (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2013).



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