Research Team
S Gurumurthy, Chairman, VIF

Swaminathan Gurumurthy is highly popular as a writer and journalist in India. Celebrated for his investigative journalism, he has ceaselessly...

Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF

Dr Arvind Gupta is the Director of the Vivekananda Foundation, New Delhi. He was the Deputy National Security Adviser and Secretary, National...

Centre Heads

Lt General R K Sawhney, PVSM, AVSM, Centre Head & Senior Fellow, National Security and Strategic Studies & Internal Security 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...

Dr Sreeradha Datta, Centre Head & Senior Fellow, Neighbourhood Studies, VIF

Sreeradha Datta currently heads the Neighbourhood Studies Centre of the Vivekananda International Foundation and is a non-resident Senior Fellow...

Editor

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' ...

Consultant

Tilak Devasher, Consultant, VIF

Tilak Devasher is the author of three widely acclaimed books on Pakistan: ‘Pakistan: Courting the Abyss’ (December 2016) that was termed ‘...

Senior Fellows

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...

Naval Jagota, Senior Fellow, VIF

Naval Jagota is a Senior Fellow with Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi. Previously, he has worked as a Research Fellow at IDSA...

Raghvendra Singh, Senior Fellow, VIF

A former member of the Indian Administrative Service, Raghvendra Singh has headed The National Archives, The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library and...

Research Fellows

Dr Saroj Bishoyi, Research Fellow, VIF

Dr Saroj Bishoyi is a Research Fellow with the Centre for Technology and Scientific Studies, VIF, New Delhi where his research focuses on India’s...

Dr Arpita Anant, Research Fellow, VIF

Dr Arpita Anant is Research Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation. She holds a PhD in International Politics from Jawaharlal Nehru...

Associate Fellows

Prerna Gandhi, Associate Fellow, VIF

Prerna Gandhi is an Associate Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation with a focus on Japan, ASEAN and Korean Peninsula. She is...

PK Khup Hangzo, Associate Fellow, VIF

PK Khup Hangzo is an Associate Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation with a focus on internal security. Mr. Hangzo has a master’s...

Sweta Kumari, Associate Fellow, VIF

Sweta Kumari is pursuing her PhD in US Studies Programme from the Centre for Canadian, US, and Latin American Studies (CCUS&LAS), School of...

Senior Research Associates

Dr Pravesh Kumar Gupta, Senior Research Associate , VIF

Dr. Pravesh Kumar Gupta is a Senior Research Associate at Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF). He has a doctoral degree in Central Asian...

Hirak Jyoti Das, Senior Research Associate, VIF

Hirak Jyoti Das is a Senior Research Associate at Vivekananda International Foundation and a doctoral candidate in Centre for West Asian Studies,...

Anurag Sharma, Senior Research Associate, VIF

Anurag Sharma has completed MPhil in Politics and International Relations on 'International Security' at the Dublin City University in Ireland, in...

Research Associates

Samir Bhattacharya, Research Associate, VIF

Samir Bhattacharya is presently doing his postgraduate academic research at Jawaharlal Nehru University, India on " MIDDLE POWER AND BLUE...

Cchavi Vasisht, Research Associate, VIF

Cchavi Vasisht is affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru University in the Centre for South Asian Studies, School of International Studies, for her PhD...

Aakriti Vinayak, Research Associate, VIF

Aakriti Vinayak is a Research Associate at Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi. She has completed her Masters in International...

Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF

Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta is research associate with the China cluster at the VIF. His interests lie in China – US relations, Chinese Military,...

Anil Kumar, Research Associate, VIF

Anil Kumar is a Research Associate at the Vivekananda International Foundation. As a doctoral candidate at the Department of International...

Research Assistants

Heena Samant, Research Assistant, VIF

Completed M.Phil in Southeast Asian and Southwest Pacific Studies from Centre for Indo-Pacific Studies, School of International Studies,...

Sarada Subhash, Research Assistant, VIF

Sarada Subhash is a graduate in International Relations from University of Bristol. She is also an undergraduate in Medical Microbiology from...

Aarushi Gupta, Research Assistant, VIF

Aarushi Gupta is a post-graduate in International Studies from Symbiosis School of International Studies. Her MA dissertation was titled “...

Young Professionals

Anushka Saraswat, Young Professional, VIF

Anushka Saraswat is pursuing her Bachelor's in Global Affairs at O.P. Jindal Global University. She is the recipient of Best Students Research...

Rohith Krishna, Young Professional, VIF

Rohith Krishna has a master’s degree in Historical Studies from Nalanda University, Rajgir. He also has a postgraduate diploma in Rural...

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