1. General NC Vij, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM - Director, VIF

    Gen Vij was the 21 st Chief of the Army Staff from 31 Dec 2002 to 31 Jan 2005. He was the Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) during the very successful operations by Indian Army for eviction of Pakistani Intruders in Kargil in 1999. Subsequently, he was also responsible for coordinating the withdrawal of the Pakistani troops from the War Zone.


  1. Amb Kanwal Sibal, Dean, Centre for International Relations and Diplomacy, VIF

    Amb. Sibal has been India's Foreign Secretary from July 2002 to November 2003. He is a post-graduate from St. Stephens College, New Delhi. He has been India's Ambassador to Turkey, Egypt and...
  2. Dr V K Saraswat, Dean, Centre for Technological and Scientific Studies, VIF

    Member NITI Aayog & Former DG, DRDO & Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister

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  3. Dr Dilip K. Chakrabarti, Dean, Centre for Historical and Civilisational Studies,VIF

    Professor Emeritus, Department of Archaeology, Cambridge University

Distinguished Fellows

  1. Amb Prabhat P Shukla, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

    Prabhat Prakash Shukla was born on 29 March 1951 in New Delhi, where he also went to school and university. A good academic student, he finished his school and college education with honours, and...
  2. Amb Rajiv Sikri, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

    Former Secretary Ministry of External Affairs
  3. Amb Ashok K Kantha, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

    Former Indian Ambassador to China

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  4. Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee, Distinguished Fellow & Editor, VIF

    Lieutenant General (Retd) Gautam Banerjee, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, was former Chief of Staff, Central Command, former Commandant of the Officers' Training Academy, Chennai. He is now Distinguished Fellow...

Senior Fellows

  1. Pravas Kumar Mishra, Senior Fellow, VIF

    Former Additional DG BSF and Left Wing Extremism

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  2. Dr Harinder Sekhon, Senior Fellow, VIF

    Dr. Harinder Sekhon is a Senior Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation and has over three decades of research, writing and teaching experience on various aspects of Indo-US relations,...
  3. Col Ashish Sirsikar, Senior Fellow, VIF

    Colonel Ashish Sirsikar is a Senior Research Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation. He undertakes research in the field of National Security & Defence Studies and specially...

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  4. Commodore Gopal Suri, Senior Fellow, VIF

    Commodore Gopal Suri is a Senior Research Fellow in the field of National Security and Strategy who focusses on maritime security studies. His areas of study encompass the Indian Ocean and the...

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Visiting Fellows

  1. Ravi Venketesan, Visiting Fellow, VIF

    Former Chairman of Microsoft India and on the boards of Rockefeller Foundation, Infosys and Strand Life sciences

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  2. Dr Sudhir S. Bloeria, Visiting Fellow, VIF

    Former Chief Secretary Jammu and Kashmir & Vice Chancellor Central University of Jammu & Kashmir

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  3. Lt Gen JP Singh, PVSM, AVSM, Visiting Fellow, VIF

    Former Deputy Chief of Army Staff & Advisor to DRDO

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  4. Vice Admiral Anup Singh, Visiting Fellow, VIF

    Former C-in-C Eastern Naval Command
  5. Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, Visiting Fellow, VIF

    Former Commander-in-Chief, Western Naval Command;
    Former Commander-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command;
    Former Director General, Indian Coast Guard.

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  6. Deven Verma, Visiting Fellow, VIF

    Industrialist- Technology

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Senior Research Associates

  1. Dr. Madhumita Srivastava Balaji, Senior Research Associate, VIF

    Dr. Madhumita Srivastava Balaji, a student of political science is an alumna of the Benaras Hindu University Varanasi, India. She is a P.hd in Political Science and the subject of her dissertation...

Research Associates

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Research Intern

  1. Ms Navroz Singh, Research Intern, VIF

    Ms Navroz Singh is a Research Intern with the Vivekananda International Foundation, focusing on the Central Asian Republics. She is a graduate with honours in Political Science from Miranda House...