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

    Former Foreign Secretary
    A 1966 batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service, Kanwal Sibal held various ambassadorial and senior diplomatic appointments in his long and illustrious career....

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

    Former Deputy National Security Advisor
    Having joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1965, Satish Chandra went on to take up important diplomatic assignments in the Indian missions in Vienna...

  3. Dr Bibek Debroy, Dean, Centre for Economic Studies

    Economist and Author
    Dr Bibek Debroy is currently a Professor at Centre for Policy Research and International Management Institute, New Delhi. He is also Visiting Senior Research Fellow for...

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

    Professor Emeritus, Department of Archaeology, Cambridge University
    Expertise:Historical and Civilisational Studies

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

    Former Secretary to Government of India
    Expertise: Governance, Administrative Reforms, Centre-State Relations, Development Policies and their Execution

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

Distinguished Fellows

  1. C D Sahay, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

    Former Secretary (Research and Analysis Wing), Cabinet Secretariat
    C D Sahay joined the Indian Police Service in 1967 and moved to Delhi in 1975 to join the Research and Analysis Wing, India...

  2. Lt General R K Sawhney, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

    Lt General (Retd) Ravi Sawhney is a former Deputy Chief of Army Staff and in-charge for UN forces deployment. He also held the crucial post of Director General Military...

  3. TCA Rangachari, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

    A career Foreign Service officer, he served as Ambassador to Algeria, Germany, France, and in other capacities in China, Pakistan and at the UN in New York.

    He has held various positions in...

  4. 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...

  5. Dr. A Surya Prakash, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

    Author and Scholar of contemporary studies
    A.Surya Prakash: an author and journalist and a leading commentator on Indian politics and constitutional and parliamentary issues. He has held key...

  6. Vice Adm Raman Puri, Distinguished Fellow, VIF
  7. Tariq Karim, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

Senior Fellows

  1. Pravas Kumar Mishra, Senior Fellow, VIF

    Expertise: North East, LWE, Border Management & Police Studies

  2. Brig Vinod Anand, Senior Fellow, VIF

    Expertise: Military and Strategic Affairs, Missile Defence, Weapon Systems, Defence Budget, Comparative Study of Defence Forces in Asia

  3. Sushant Sareen, Senior Fellow, VIF

    Expertise: Pakistan and Afghanistan – Security Issues, Internal Developments, Relations with India, Foreign Relations, Economy

  4. Prof. Makkhan Lal, Senior Fellow, VIF

    Expertise: Historical and Civilisational Studies

  5. RNP Singh, Senior Fellow, VIF

    Expertise: Socio-Political Conflicts and Communal Issues

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

    Expertise: Political & Social Issues, Civilisational, Peace & Media Studies

  7. Dr Harinder Sekhon, Senior Fellow, VIF

    Expertise: US-India Relations, US policy and strategy in Asia, Security architecture in South Asia, East Asia and the Indo-Pacific.

Visiting Fellows

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

    Professor of Finance
    Professor of Finance and UTI Chair Professor in the area of Capital Market Studies at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, R Vaidyanathan is a member of the...

  2. Brig Gurmeet Kanwal, Visiting Fellow, VIF

    Expertise: Military, Strategic & Geo-Political Affairs

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

    Expertise: Asian Economies, Currencies and Markets

  4. Radhakrishna Rao, Visiting Fellow, VIF

    Expertise: Technology in Indian’s Defence Buildup, Defence Production, Cyber Security

  5. Dr Prem Mahadevan, Visiting Fellow, VIF

    Expertise: International Terrorism, Intelligence Studies, ISI’s Covert Strategies and Tactics

  6. Dr. Vasabjit Banerjee, Visiting Fellow, VIF

    Expertise: International Relations and American Studies

  7. Lt General S A Hasnain, Visiting Fellow, VIF


    Strategic Analyst & Former GOC 15 Corps & Military Secretary

Senior Research Associate

  1. Ramanand Garge, Senior Research Associate