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...

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...

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...

Col Shubhankar Basu, SM, VSM, Senior Fellow, VIF

Col Shubhankar Basu, SM, VSM is a serving Army (Infantry) officer who specializes in High altitude warfare. He carries wide range of operational...

Research Fellow

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

Dr. Arpita Mitra, Associate Fellow, VIF

Dr. Arpita Mitra has a doctoral degree in History from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has been a Fellow (2015-2017) at the Indian...

Dr Neha Sinha, Associate Fellow, VIF

Neha Sinha is working as an Associate Fellow in VIF. She did her Graduation and Masters in Political Science from Delhi University. She has a...

Ramanand Garge, Associate Fellow, VIF

Ramanand Garge is a research scholar in the field of security studies. The research areas of his interest includes counter terrorism policies...

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-...

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...

Research Associates

Prateek Joshi, Research Associate, VIF

Prateek Joshi is a researcher working on Trans-Himalayan Geopolitics, Pakistani politics and Sino-Indian conflict. Prior to joining VIF, he was...

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...

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,...

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...

Consultants

Tilak Devasher, Consultant, VIF

Tilak Devasher is the author of the widely acclaimed book ‘Pakistan: Courting the Abyss’ published by Harper Collins India in December 2016. It...

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...

Mayuri Mukherjee, Consultant, VIF

Mayuri Mukherjee is a security policy analyst. She has worked on the opinion teams of the Mint and The Pioneer newspapers, writing the daily...

Research Assistants

Dr Pravesh Kumar Gupta, Research Assistant, VIF

Dr. Pravesh Kumar Gupta is a research Assistant at Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF). Previously, he has worked as a Young Professional...

Amruta Karambelkar, Research Assistant, VIF

Amruta Karambelkar is research assistant at the Vivekananda International Foundation with focus on the Indo-Pacific. She is pursuing Ph.D from the...

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...

Young Professionals

Anjali Gupta, Young Professional, VIF

Anjali Gupta is a research scholar. She has done Masters in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her primary areas...

Saumya Joshi, Young Professional, VIF

Saumya Joshi is a research scholar. She has done Masters in International Relations from Amity University, Noida and a Diploma in UN and...

Alakh Ranjan, Young Professional, VIF

Alakh Ranjan has completed his Masters in Politics and International Relations from Jamia Millia Islamia University. He has a keen interest in...

Tessa Toms, Young Professional, VIF

Tessa Toms has a masters degree in Diplomatic studies from SOAS, University of London. Her research interests include Nuclear disarmament,...

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