Dr. Jagannath P. Panda is a Research Fellow and Co-ordinator of the East Asia Centre at the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. He joined IDSA in 2006. Dr. Panda is the author of India-China Relations: Politics of Resources, Identity and Authority in a Multipolar World Order (Routledge: 2017). He is also the author of China’s Path to Power: Party, Military and the Politics of State Transition (Pentagon Press: 2010). Dr. Panda is the first South Asian scholar to receive the prestigious East Asia Institute’s (EAI) fellowship. Most recently, he was a Unification Fellow of the Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea (RoK).