Editor

  1. Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee, 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 Senior Fellow &...

Distinguished Fellows

  1. Dr V K Saraswat, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

    Dr. Vijay Kumar Saraswat is former Secretary of Defence (Research & Development- R&D) and former chief of Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO). He was the key scientist...

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  2. Amb TCA Rangachari, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

    Amb (Retd) TCA Rangachari, was India's Ambassador to Algeria, France and Germany before resigning from the Indian Foreign Service in 2006. Earlier, he spent over five years in Islamabad, Pakistan...

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

    Vice Admiral Raman Puri retired as the Chief of Integrated Service Command (CISC) in 2006 after a distinguished service of 40 years in the Indian Navy. Adm. Puri served in a number of important...

  4. Amb Asoke Mukerji, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

    Ambassador Asoke Mukerji served in the Indian Foreign Service for more than 37 years, retiring as India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York in December 2015...

  5. Prof CR Babu, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

    Professor Emeritus, Delhi University, Ecologist and Environmentalist.

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  6. Amb Ashok K Kantha, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

    Ashok K Kantha is a Distinguished Fellow at Vivekananda International Foundation. He was Ambassador of India to China until January 2016. Prior to this, he was Secretary (East) at Ministry of...

  7. Amb Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

    Amb. Anil Trigunayat is a member of the Indian Foreign Service. He has served in the Indian Missions in Cote d’Ivoire, Bangladesh, Mongolia, USA, Russia, Sweden and Nigeria, Libya and Jordan. In...

  8. Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

    Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, Distinguished Fellow, VIF. He is a former Commander-in-Chief of both the operational commands of the Indian Navy i.e. the Western Naval Command, and the Eastern Naval...

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  9. Amit Cowshish, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

    Amit Cowshish retired from the Indian Defence Accounts Service in 2012 after serving for thirty five years in various capacities in the Defence Accounts Department. He served on deputation with...

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  10. Lt Gen JP Singh, PVSM, AVSM, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

    Former Deputy Chief of Army Staff & Advisor to DRDO

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  11. Lt Gen Anil Ahuja, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM & BAR - Distinguished Fellow, VIF

    Lt Gen Anil Ahuja (Retd), PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM & BAR superannuated recently as the Deputy Chief of the Integrated Defense Staff (Policy Planning and Force development)

  12. D P Singh, Distinguished 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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Senior Fellows

  1. Amb D P Srivastava, Senior Fellow & Cluster Leader, VIF

    Presently he is Senior Fellow & Cluster Leader at Vivekananda International Foundation. He was Indian Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran (2011-15). During his tenure, he led...

  2. Amb Anil Wadhwa, Senior Fellow & Cluster Leader, VIF

    Ambassador Anil Wadhwa has been a member of the Indian foreign service from July 1979 till may 2017. In this 37 year career with the Indian foreign service he has been ambassador of India to Italy...

  3. Prof Sujit Dutta, Senior Fellow & Cluster Leader, VIF

    Professor, Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

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  4. Dr Sreeradha Datta, Senior Fellow, VIF

    Dr Sreeradha Datta is Senior Fellow, Vivekananda International Foundation. Formerly director, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata during September 2011-August 2017. Her...

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  5. 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,...

  6. Commodore Somen Banerjee, Senior Fellow, VIF

    Somen Banerjee is a naval officer and specializes in Anti-submarine warfare. He has been involved in Indian naval plans and procurement and is a commentator on maritime issues, especially with...

Associate Fellows

  1. Kapil Patil, Associate Fellow, VIF

    Kapil Patil is Associate Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi. His research focuses on nuclear energy, WMD-proliferation, science, technology &national security-...

  2. Gunjan Singh, Associate Fellow, VIF

    Ms. Gunjan Singh is an Associate Fellow at the VIF since February 2018. Previously she has worked with the Indian Pugwash Society and with Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New...

Research Associates

  1. Aayush Mohanty, Research Associate, VIF

    Aayush holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Delhi University and completed his Master's in Conflict Analysis and Peace-building from Jamia Millia Islamia. Previously worked as a...

Consultants

  1. Maj Gen P K Mallick, VSM (Retd), Consultant, VIF

    An Electronics and Tele Communication Engineering graduate from B E College, Shibpur, M Tech from IIT, Kharagpur and Fellow of Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), Maj...

Young Professionals

  1. Abhigya Langeh, Young Professional, VIF

    Abhigya Langeh is a research intern with the Vivekananda International Foundation in Delhi. She has a strong interest in and writes on international relations, regional politics and state politics...

  2. Akash Sahu, Young Professional, VIF

    Akash Sahu is a research intern working at VIF since January, 2018. A graduate in journalism from the University of Mumbai, he has interest in international reporting, analysis and matters of...

  3. Ankit Singh

    Ankit Singh is a research intern with the Vivekananda International Foundation in Delhi. He has interest in international relations and governance issues.
    He has done his Post graduation...

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