Aayush holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Delhi University and completed his Master's in Conflict Analysis and Peace-building from Jamia Millia Islamia. Previously worked as a Research Consultant at National Commission for Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes.

Contributions 
The Expanding Chinese Smartphone Market in India The recent news of ‘One Plus’ investing Rs.1,000 crore in Hyderabad for research and development which would focus India-centric features while also working on globally standard features1 is a testament to the fact that global companie...

US Policy and India’s Energy Needs The United States of America has decided to roll back the waivers on its sanctions on entities or countries engaged in oil trade with the Islamic Republic of Iran. The waivers known as Significant Reduction Exemption (SRE) expired on 2 May 2019. Non...

Quad Initiatives against Terrorism The idea of Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad), floated by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in 2007, was for Japan to work together with the US, India and Australia to enhance the values of democracy. While addressing the Indian parliament in 2...

Italy-EU-BRI- An Uncomfortable Triumvirate The Belt and Road initiative (BRI) has taken a lot of criticism from financial institutions as well from some of the countries which had endorsed it when the project was launched in 2013. While the momentum of the BRI in Asia might have slowed down, ...

‘Outlawed’ Digital Silk Road China’s President Xi in his opening speech at the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing in May 2017 had called for a “digital silk road” which intended to provide a space for Chinese tech companies to expand their activities in countries who are part ...

Issue Briefs 
Troubled Times for China Technology - The Huawei Imbroglio … push for 5G is commendable, but unless there is an overhaul of R&D in India, the security dilemma will always persist. With China’s orientation towards creating future technologies, the risks will not just persist on India’s borders but in th...

China’s Expanding Role in Africa: An Assessment … many in Africa support China’s economic initiatives, but there has been some amount of resistance to the latter’s aggressive business plans fueled by the belief that the Chinese are sending their workers not hiring the local population, inves...

Event Reports 
Interaction with Sichuan University The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted a delegation from Sichuan University, Chengdu. The delegation consisted of numerous scholars from various backgrounds. The Chinese delegation consisted of the following people:- Prof. ...

Interaction with Intellisia Institute, Guangzhou, China The VIF hosted an interaction with a delegation from the Intellisia Institute, Guangzhou. The delegation consisted of the following members:- Professor Dingding Chen, President of Intellisia Institute Raj Verma, Director of Resea...

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