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

Indian Foreign Service (1979; Retired);
Former Deputy National Security Adviser and Secretary, National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS...

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

Dr. Sreeradha Datta is Centre Head & Senior Fellow, Neighbourhood Studies, Vivekananda International Foundation. With a PhD from Jawaharlal...

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' ...

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...

RNP Singh, Senior Fellow, VIF

RNP Singh is former Director of India First Foundation, New Delhi and Managing Editor of two widely acclaimed Journals Eaternal India 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...

Cdr Shashank Sharma, Senior Fellow, VIF

Shashank Sharma is a Senior Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi. He has held various afloat, training and staff...

Pushpinder Bath, Senior Fellow, VIF

PS Bath is a Senior Fellow with Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi. He holds degrees of Master of Science (MSc) and Master of...

Research Fellows

Dr. Arpita Mitra, Research Fellow, VIF

Arpita Mitra has a PhD in History from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She was a Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla...

Dr Teshu Singh, Research Fellow, VIF

Dr. Teshu Singh is a Research Fellow with Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi. Previously, she was working with Institute of...

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...

Himani Pant, Associate Fellow, VIF

Himani Pant is an Associate Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation. She focuses on the domestic and foreign policy of the European...

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...

Soumya Awasthi, Associate Fellow, VIF

Soumya Awasthi is an Associate Fellow with Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi. Previously, she has worked with Manohar Parrikar...

Research Associates

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...

Dr Yatharth Kachiar, Research Associate, VIF

Yatharth Kachiar is a Research Associate at the Vivekananda International Foundation with a focus on the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. She has done...

Dr Pravesh Kumar Gupta, Research Associate , VIF

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

Anurag Sharma, Research Associate, VIF

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

Hirak Jyoti Das, Research Associate, VIF

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

Amruta Karambelkar, Research Associate, VIF

Amruta Karambelkar is research associate with the Indo-Pacific cluster at the VIF. Her interests lie in maritime issues, naval developments and...

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...

Consultants

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 ‘...

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...

Dr Vijay Sakhuja, Consultant, VIF

Dr Vijay Sakhuja is former Director, National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi. He is currently Consultant, Vivekananda International Foundation,...

Surinder Kumar Sharma, Consultant, VIF

Mr. Surinder Kumar Sharma is currently attached to Vivekananda International Foundation as a Consultant. Prior to this, he was Consultant in the...

Research Assistants

Radhika Daga, Research Assistant, VIF

Radhika Daga is a scholar, writer and analyst with an experience on a wide range of subjects ranging from radicalisation in the state of Kerela to...

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,...

Young Professionals

Aishwarya Verma, Young Professional, VIF

Aishwarya Verma is a recent graduate with an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is also...

Samriddhi Roy, Young Professional, VIF

Samriddhi Roy is a final year student at Jamia Millia Islamia, pursuing a Master’s course in Conflict Analysis and Peacebuilding from Nelson...

Viddhi Thakkar, Young Professional, VIF

Vidhi is pursuing her graduation from the Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, Pune with a major in International Relations and a double minor in...

Shaurya Agrawal, Young Professional, VIF

Shaurya Agrawal is a research intern at Vivekanand International Foundation. He has done his bachelors in Business Administration from Amity...

Muskaan Bisen, Young Professional, VIF

Muskaan Bisen completed her undergraduate degree in Political science and Sociology this year from Sophia College for Women, Mumbai. She has...

Anmol Mahajan, Young Professional, VIF

Anmol Mahajan is a graduate student from Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida. She has been pursuing an honours degree in applied psychology and...

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