Centre for International and Transnational affairs would direct and coordinate research in international relations, geopolitics, and geo-economics that impact India, Indo-Pacific, and the world. The Centre seeks to present an eclectic peninsular Indian perspective of International relations and geopolitical studies. Given the ‘moment’ of India’s transformation and its increasing global profile it would be in the fitness of things to ascertain and assess the issues and challenges of transformation of India; its pivotal geo-strategic and geo-economic role in the Indian Ocean; and global strategic engagement. The Centre’s research would focus on the rise of Asian economic and strategic power and its impact on International relations theory and practice in a globalizing perspective. Through its comprehensive research, the Centre would endeavor to provide the critical impetus that is necessary for development and growth of Asian International relations theory as against the current International relations theories of western ethnocentric/intellectual hegemony.