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 
Act Far East Policy: Strengthening relations between India and Russia Introduction The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, in his recent visit to India, attending the ‘Raisina Dialogue,’ opposed the Indo-Pacific concept, in New Delhi in January this year. In December 2019, the Russian Navy partici...

2019 ने रखी 2020 के लिए भारत में मजबूत ई-वाहन नीति की बुनियाद भारत में राज्य सरकारों और केंद्रशसित प्रदेशों द्वारा इलेक्ट्रिक वाहनों (ई-वाहन) के लिए नीतियां...

Complicated 2019 for the International Oil Market and Trade Introduction The effects of the United States of America’s (U.S) pulling out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) in early 2018 had an impact on the global oil trade, which continued in 2019. The renewed unilateral sanction...

2019 Sets 2020 for a Robust EV Policy in India 2019 has been a pivotal year for the State Governments and Union Territories in India to come up with policies and initiatives for Electric Vehicles. The pivot comes at a time when India’s major cities saw high levels of pollution, some entering th...

The US-China Naval Balance in East Asia The United States of America and the People’s Republic of China are locked in what the Trump administration calls “strategic competition” in trade and technology, China’s diplomatic overtures to change the existing East Asian order, and milit...

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 
Roundtable on ‘Global Nuclear Developments and India’s Policy challenges' On 8 January 2020, the Vivekananda International Foundation organised a roundtable on Global Nuclear Developments and India’s Policy challenges. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF, opened the floor by laying the purpose of the roundtable, which...

Discussion on Book, ‘Containing the China Onslaught’, authored by Mr. Pradip Baijal On 3rd October 2019, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) held a book discussion on the book, ‘Containing the China Onslaught’, written by Mr. Pradip Baijal, a former Indian Administrative Service official. Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director, V...

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...

Outreach 
US refocus on Indo-Pacific: A quagmire for India? Published in The Economic Times on 26 Feb 2020....

Clouds over Modi-Xi summit scheduled in October Published in India China Chronicle, July-August 2019 Issue....

“Act Far-East” could create a nexus between India, Russia and Japan Published in The Economic Times on 18th September 2019....

Is Huawei’s Offer One India Cannot Refuse? Published in The Diplomat on 28 June 2019....

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