Vivek : Issues & Options

Research Team


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

    Former Chief of the Army Staff & Founder Vice Chairman, National Disaster Management Authority


  1. Amb Satish Chandra, Dean, Centre for National Security and Strategic Studies

    Former Deputy National Security Advisor

  2. Dr M N Buch, Dean, Centre for Governance and Political Studies, VIF

    Former Secretary to Government of India

  3. Lt General R K Sawhney, PVSM, AVSM, Dean, Centre for Defence Studies, VIF

    Former Deputy Chief of the Army Staff & Former DGMI

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

    Former Foreign Secretary

  5. Dr V K Saraswat, Dean, Centre for Technological and Scientific Studies, VIF

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

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

    Professor Emeritus, Department of Archaeology, Cambridge University

Distinguished Fellows

  1. C D Sahay, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

    Former Secretary Research and Analysis Wing, Cabinet Secretariat

  2. Amb Prabhat P Shukla, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

    Former Ambassador to Russia

  3. Amb TCA Rangachari, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

    Former Ambassador to France & Germany

  4. Vice Adm Raman Puri, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

    Former C-in-C, Eastern Naval Command & Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to Chairman COSC

  5. Dr A Surya Prakash, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

    Chairman Prasar Bharti & Author and Scholar of Contemporary Studies

  6. Amb Tariq Karim, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

    Former High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India

  7. Dr Makkhan Lal, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

    Director of Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management

Senior Fellows

  1. Brig Vinod Anand, Senior Fellow, VIF

    Myanmar & China

  2. Sushant Sareen, Senior Fellow, VIF

    Afghanistan & Pakistan

  3. Pravas Kumar Mishra, Senior Fellow, VIF

    Former Additional DG BSF and Left Wing Extremism

  4. RNP Singh, Senior Fellow, VIF

    Bhutan, Nepal & Bangladesh

  5. K G Suresh, Senior Fellow & Editor, VIF

    Editor & Adjunct Professor Journalism & Communication

  6. Dr Harinder Sekhon, Senior Fellow, VIF

    USA & Europe

Visiting Fellows

  1. Prof. R Vaidyanathan (Member, VIF Advisory Board)

    Professor of Finance and UTI Chair Professor in the area of Capital Market Studies at IIM, Bangalore

  2. Ravi Venketesan, Visiting Fellow, VIF

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

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

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

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

    Former Deputy Chief of Army Staff & Advisor to DRDO

  5. Vice Admiral Anup Singh, Visiting Fellow, VIF

    Former C-in-C Eastern Naval Command

  6. Lt General S A Hasnain, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM (Bar), VSM (Bar), Visiting Fellow, VIF

    Former GOC 15 Corps & Military Secretary

  7. Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee, Visiting Fellow, VIF

    Former Chief of Staff, Central Command

  8. Brig Gurmeet Kanwal, Visiting Fellow, VIF

    Adjunct Fellow, Wadhwani Chair in US India Policy Studies, CSIS

  9. Dr. V. Anantha Nageswaran, Visiting Fellow, VIF


  10. Radhakrishna Rao, Visiting Fellow, VIF

    Science and Technology

  11. Deven Verma, Visiting Fellow, VIF

    Industrialist- Technology

  12. Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari, Visiting Fellow, VIF

    China Expert

Senior Research Associate

  1. Ramanand Garge, Senior Research Associate

    Asia Pacific