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MAHENDRA P LAMA

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MAHENDRA P LAMA

Prof Mahendra P Lama (b 1961), is  an AdjuncFellow, Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), Delhi. He is a development economist,  has been a senior Professor in the School of International Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is presently Chief Economic Adviser in the rank of a Cabinet Minister in the Government of Sikkim. He was the Founding Vice Chancellor of the Central University of Sikkim and became the youngest VC of a national University in India. He served as a Member, National Security Advisory Board, Government of India; Chief Economic Adviser in the Government of Sikkim with a Cabinet Minister Rank (2002-2007) and the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi. He is presently Government of India’s nominee in the Eminent Persons Group set up by the Prime Ministers of India and Nepal. He was bestowed full professorship by JNU at a relatively young age of 38.



Fledgling Sub-Regionalism in Eastern South Asia: Reasons for China’s Shift towards Bilateralism in BCIM
13 Jan 2021

Two full decades after several rounds of Track II meetings and setting up of BCIM-Economic Corridor Inter-Governmental Joint Study Group in 2013, the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) initiative remains far from being formalised both as an idea and institution.

Chinese foray into the Indian Ocean
26 Aug 2020

This section of the Belt and Road Initiative challenges India’s presumed traditional hold and influence

Yunnan in a development dilemma
11 Aug 2020

China’s western region, covering two-thirds of its territory and nearly 23 percent of the national population, comprises nine provinces and autonomous regions-Gansu, Guizhou,Yunnan, Ningxia, Qinghai, Sichuan, Tibet.....

Another failed India-China platform
28 Jul 2020

Member countries may have had great hopes for the BCIM Corridor, but apprehensions killed it from the outset.

How India lost a gas pipeline to China
14 Jul 2020

The deal to import gas from Myanmar via Bangladesh failed due to political reasons.

Resources

Areas of interest

Eastern Himalayan Region. Border Areas in North East India North East Region of India in India’s Act East Policy and Cooperative Federalism.

Experience

Current Positions

    • Adjunc Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), Delhi
    • Development economist,  has been a senior Professor in the School of International Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
    • Presently Chief Economic Adviser in the rank of a Cabinet Minister in the Government of Sikkim. 
    • Presently Government of India’s nominee in the Eminent Persons Group set up by the Prime Ministers of India and Nepal.

Past Positions

    • He was the Founding Vice Chancellor of the Central University of Sikkim and became the youngest VC of a national University in India.
    • He served as a Member, National Security Advisory Board, Government of India; Chief Economic Adviser in the Government of Sikkim with a Cabinet Minister Rank (2002-2007) and the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi. 
    • He was bestowed full professorship by JNU at a relatively young age of 38.

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