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 Head

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

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

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...

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 Sreeradha Datta, Senior Fellow, VIF

Dr Sreeradha Datta is Senior Fellow, Vivekananda International Foundation. Formerly director, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies,...

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...

Associate Fellows

Dr Teshu Singh, Associate Fellow, VIF

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

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...

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-...

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...

Research Associates

Prerna Gandhi, Research Associate, VIF

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

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...

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...

Research Assistant

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...

Young Professionals

Ankit Singh, Young Professional, VIF

Ankit Singh is a Young Professional with the Vivekananda International Foundation in Delhi. He has interest in international relations and...

Sushmita Bharti , Young Professional, VIF

Sushmita Bharti holds a Master's degree in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University and completed her Bachelor's in History...

Pravesh Kumar Gupta, Young Professional, VIF

Pravesh Kumar Gupta is a Young Professional at the Vivekananda International Foundation, Delhi. He has submitted his PhD in Central Asia at Centre...

Aakriti Vinayak, Young Professional, VIF

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

Radhika Daga, Young Professional, VIF

Radhika Daga is a research scholar, pursuing her passion for the subjects pertaining to national security and strategic matters in India. Her...

Ruchi Bindal, Young Professional, VIF

Ruchi Bindal holds a Master's degree in Conflict Analysis and Peace Building from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and has completed her graduation...

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