Premesha Saha

Associate Fellow, Strategic Studies Programme, ORF   

Premesha Saha is an Associate Fellow with ORF’s Strategic Studies Programme. Her research focuses on Southeast Asia, East Asia and the South Pacific — spanning the Eastern Indian Ocean.

Premesha’s other research interests include Indonesia’s maritime strategy, the emerging dynamics of the Indo-Pacific region, India and Southeast Asia, India’s Act East Policy, Asia-Pacific multilateralism.

Premesha has also published a chapter titled ‘The Genesis of the Scarborough Shoal Dispute between the Philippines and China’ in Prof. Manmohini Kaul and Dr. Anushree Chakraborty (edited) India’s Look East to Act East Policy: Re-examining the emerging issues and partnerships in Indo-Pacific; New Delhi: Pentagon Press.

Her PhD thesis is titled, ‘Indonesia’s Maritime Strategy in the Indian Ocean.’ She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals as well as newspapers like Maritime AffairsThe Indonesia Quarterly and The Jakarta Post