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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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 Ashok K Kantha, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

    Former Indian Ambassador to China

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  3. 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...
  4. Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

    Member, National Security Advisory Board
    Former Commander-in-Chief, Western Naval Command;
    Former Commander-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command;
    Former Director General, Indian...

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Senior Fellows

  1. Brig Vinod Anand, Senior Fellow, VIF

    Brig Vinod Anand is a Senior Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi. He holds a post-graduate degree in Defence and Strategic Studies and is an alumnus of Defence...
  2. Pravas Kumar Mishra, Senior Fellow, VIF

    Former Additional DG BSF and Left Wing Extremism

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  3. 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,...
  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. D P Singh, Visiting Fellow, VIF

    Mr. D.P. Singh has 27 years of varied experience representing the Government, the public sector as well as private entities. He is now the Founder & Senior Partner of the firm Arthe Law. Mr....

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  5. Deven Verma, Visiting Fellow, VIF

    Industrialist- Technology

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Senior Research Associates

Research Associates

Research Intern

  1. Navroz Singh, Research Intern, VIF

    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,...