Dr Vijay Sakhuja is former Director, National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi. He is currently Consultant, Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi and Visiting Senior Fellow, Cambodia Institute for Cooperation and Peace, (CICP) Phnom Penh.

He has been on the research faculty and was associated with a number of think tanks: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore; Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore; Director (Research), Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA); Centre for Airpower Studies (CAPS); Observer Research Foundation (ORF); Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), and United Service Institution of India (USI).

A former Indian Navy officer, Vijay Sakhuja received MPhil and PhD degrees from the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. He has published over 40 books, edited and co-edited volumes and monographs, and specializes in issues of national security and public policy, particularly in the context of ocean affairs, geopolitics, Climate Change, Arctic, Blue Economy and 4th Industrial Revolution Technologies.

Dr Vijay Sakhuja is member of the international editorial board of Journal of Indian Ocean Region (Taylor & Francis) and Journal of Greater Mekong Studies.

Contributions 
Indo-Pacific in a Churn: Too many Naval Exercises The possibility of Australia joining the India-led Malabar naval exercises to be held later this year in the Bay of Bengal1 has generated an intense debate among the Indian strategic community who responded with a mixed bag of ‘exciteme...

US Augments Military Bases, Revitalizes Lilly Pads and Pushes for Visiting Forces Agreements in the Pacific Ocean Earlier this month, on 1st July, 350 paratroopers from the US 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) parachuted onto Guam to test their ability to “execute real-world missions” and demonstrate that they could be deployed “anywhere in the U...

Indian Navy: Time to Explore Drone Motherships Technological disruptions led by Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies are now a common feature among the advanced navies. Smart, intelligent, predictive and cognitive technologies are being added to the menu of naval warfare. The military/...

Shift to Plant Based Proteins to Prevent Future Pandemics Three consignments of African Pangolin scales have been recently seized at ports in two Southeast Asian countries. On the first day of April, port authorities in Port Kelang, Malaysia confiscated six tons of the contraband packed in a shipping contai...

COVID-19: Time to Focus on Illegal Trade in Wildlife Scientists and experts are still uncertain about the source of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19). Some of the possible suspected species connected with the virus are horseshoe bats that are known to host disease causing pathogens; pangolin the most tr...

Book Published / Book Reviews 
Sea of Collective Destiny: Bay of Bengal and BIMSTEC BIMSTEC has evolved as an important multilateral institution around the geography of Bay of Bengal. Its significance has been spurred by regional governments who are proactively engaging to make BIMSTEC a vibrant institution. This book argues for pro...

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