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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Rishi Gupta, Research Associate, VIF

Rishi Gupta is research associate with the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi. He completed his MPhil in Foreign Policy Studies...

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...

Avantika Menon, Research Assistant, VIF

Avantika Menon has completed her M.Phil. in Security Studies at the School of National Security Studies, Central University of Gujarat. Her M.Phil...

Rishika Dhumal, Research Assistant, VIF

Rishika has received her Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Vadodara, India. She, then went on to pursue her...

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...

Varuna Shankar, Young Professional, VIF

Varuna has completed her Bachelor with an honours degree in Political Science from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University. She has also done a...

Khushmita Dhabhai, Young Professional, VIF

Khushmita Dhabhai is an incoming freshman at Stanford University, where she will be pursuing her studies in International Relations. Her areas of...

Kritika Mishra, Young Professional, VIF

Kritika Mishra has done her undergraduation in Electronics and Communications engineering. She has worked earlier with national and international...

Nikhil Sahu, Young Professional, VIF

Nikhil Sahu is a Research Intern with the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi. He completed his Master's in Politics with...

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