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Dr. Alvite Singh Ningthoujam is a Visiting Faculty at the Symbiosis School of International Studies, Symbiosis International Deemed University, Pune, Maharashtra. He holds Ph. D., from the Centre for West Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi for his doctoral thesis on Israel’s Arms Exports and the US Factor: Case Studies of China and South Africa, 1967-2000. From July 2017 to July 2019, he served as a Consultant at the Strategic Affairs Wing of the National Security Council Secretariat, Prime Minister’s Office, New Delhi. Prior to this, he was a Senior Research Associate at Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi, where he focused on issues pertaining to the Middle East and trends and developments in International Terrorism, particularly focusing on the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS)/Daesh, and its footprints in India, South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Dr. Ningthoujam was among the Five Young Researchers from India who participated at the Next Generation Initiative organised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, March-April 2017. He was a Fellow at the Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies, Bar-Ilan University, Israel when he was the recipient of the Israel Government Scholarship 2010-2011. Ningthoujam is a holder of UGC-awarded NET-JRF in International and Area Studies. His research interests include Israel’s military exports, Israeli foreign policy and its relations with the Southeast and East Asian countries, Indo-Israeli relations, India’s ties with the Middle Eastern countries, and Sino-Middle Eastern ties. He prepared India Speaks (May 2012-June 2014) and Media Watch (May 2011- June 2012) for MEI.

Commentary 698: The Middle East: An Emerging Market for Chinese Arms Exports

08 July 2021

China remains a marginal player in the region’s arms market, but its presence is steadily growing. There has been a steady, visible growth in

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Commentary 733: India-Israel Ties: New Opportunities in the Middle East

11 November 2021

When it comes to India-Israel relations, it is very unusual and rare for discussions about military-security cooperation or arms deals to be positione

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Commentary 574: India-Saudi Arabia Ties: Scaling New Heights Prime Minister Modi’s latest trip to Riyadh underscores a growing relationship

04 November 2019

A harbinger of the growing closeness between New Delhi and Riyadh is the number of high-level visits by political leaders from both countries in recen

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Commentary 606: India’s COVID-19 Cooperation with the Middle East

23 April 2020

Indian aid and cooperation amid the pandemic has extended to its increasingly close partners in the Gulf region. At this crucial juncture when almo

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Commentary 568: Space: A Potential Area of India-Persian Gulf Cooperation

07 October 2019

As tensions between the arch-rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia are mounting, there is a simultaneous growth story through science and technological advance

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