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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 France. Amb. Sibal graduated from the World Information...

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 finished his masters at the well-known Delhi...
Amb Rajiv Sikri, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

He was a career diplomat for more than 36 years with the Indian Foreign Service. He retired in 2006 as Secretary in India’s Ministry of External Affairs. He has served as India’s Ambassador to Kazakhstan, and headed the Departments dealing with...

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

A career diplomat, Satish Chandra served as India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Offices in Geneva and later as High Commissioner to Pakistan. He, subsequently, went on to head the National Security Council Secretariat and was Deputy...

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, as Deputy High Commissioner. Over a 36-year long...
Anil Baijal (Member, VIF Advisory Council)

Lieutenant Governor of Delhi & Former Home Secretary

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BP Singh (Member, VIF Advisory Council)

Hon’ble Shri Balmiki Prasad Singh, former Governor of Sikkim and Home Secretary, Government of the Republic of India, is a distinguished scholar, thinker and public servant.

C D Sahay, Dean, Centre for Neighbourhood Studies and Internal Security Studies, VIF

C D Sahay is a Dean, Centre for Neighbourhood Studies and Internal Security Studies at VIF. He is a Former Secretary (Research and Analysis Wing), Cabinet Secretariat. C D Sahay joined the Indian Police Service in 1967 and moved to Delhi in 1975...

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General NC Vij, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM

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....

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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 & Editor at the Vivekananda International...
Lt General R K Sawhney, PVSM, AVSM, Dean, Centre for Defence Studies, VIF

Lt Gen Ravi Sawhney retired as the Deputy Chief of the Army Staff. He is a post graduate in Defence and Security Planning from the Royal College of Defence Studies, London prior to which he attended Defence Services Staff College at Wellington...
Prakash Singh (Member, VIF Advisory Council)

Shri Prakash Singh, who has held the appointments of Director General of the Border Security Force, and as well as that of the Uttar Pradesh and Assam Police, has been a crusader for this cause.

Prof Kapil Kapoor (Member, VIF Advisory Council)

Former Pro Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University

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Rajiv Mathur (Member, VIF Advisory Council)

Former Director Intelligence Bureau and former Chief Information Commissioner

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S Gurumurthy, Vice Chairman, VIF

Swaminathan Gurumurthy, a well-known public personality in India, is a legal and financial professional, investigative journalist, writer, academic and activist. Visiting Faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and Distinguished...