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...

Jaideep Chanda, Senior Fellow, VIF

Jaideep Chanda is a Senior Fellow with the Vivekananda International Foundation and specialises in terrorism, insurgency in the North East, India-...

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...

Research Fellows

Dr. Arpita Mitra, Research Fellow, VIF

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 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...

Aarushi Suri, Research Associate, VIF

Aarushi Suri is a Research Associate in the Economy, Governance & Policy Studies Program at Vivekananda International Foundation. She holds...

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...

Dr Vijay Sakhuja, Consultant, VIF

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

Dr Harinder Sekhon, Consultant, VIF

Dr. Harinder Sekhon is a Consultant at the Vivekananda International Foundation. She was Senior Fellow at the VIF from October 2014 - June 2019....

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

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

Sandeep Kumar, Young Professional, VIF

He is a young professional at Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF). Currently he is pursuing Ph.D. at the Centre for Inner Asian Studies,...

Navreet Kullar, Young Professional, VIF

Navreet Kaur Kullar is a Research Intern (Young Professional) at the Vivekananda International Foundation. She has completed her Masters in...

Noothan Venkatesh, Young Professional, VIF

Completed PGP in Politics ,Governance and Leadership from IIDL ,Mumbai
and PGDM in International Business and Marketing . In the past I...

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