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 
COVID-19 Opens up Pressures and Opportunities for Quad Before the Indian Government initiated a nationwide lockdown from March 25, 2020, the Foreign Secretary of India participated in a telephonic discussion with representatives of some countries of the Indo-Pacific. Issues related to countering the COVI...

COVID-19 Paves the Way for a Cashless Economy in China Governments worldwide are at the time engaged in containing COVID-19 and have either initiated unprecedented lockdowns or following strict social distancing protocols for public safety and prevent community transmission. The World Health Organisation...

COVID-19 ails the Beijing Model The United Nations Security Council, the Premier forum to discuss threats to global peace and security, is yet to discuss COVID-19. An attempt to address the Virus was blocked by China last month while it served as the Chair of the Security Council. ...

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...

Monographs 
A Guide on COVID-19 | A Compendium The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the toughest challenges humankind faces. Scores of people have been directly or indirectly affected by the pandemic. Major cities in India and abroad are under state-mandated lockdown while healthcare officials and wor...

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 
The tiger must stop the dragon Published in The Pioneer on 19 May 2020. ...

Iraq’s dysfunction; Risk of Economic Backlash For India Published in The Diplomatist on 13 April 2020....

COVID-19 exposes deficiencies of BRICS Published in The Economic Times Blog on 6 April 2020....

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

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