Dr Arvind Gupta is the Director of the Vivekananda Foundation, New Delhi. He was the Deputy National Security Adviser and Secretary, National Security Council, Government of India during 2014-17. Earlier, he was Director-General of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi during 2012-2014 and a former career diplomat, he has served in the Ministry of External Affairs and Indian missions abroad.
He speaks regularly at the various Indian universities, military, para-military, police, and diplomatic academies on foreign policy and national security issues. He has guided research students at premier educational institutions. He is a member of the Board of Studies of the School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University and has honorary academic positions at Punjab University and Andhra University.
Author of five books, his last book Opportunity for India in a Changing World was published by KW publishers Pvt Ltd in 2021. His book How India Manages Its National Security was published by Penguin in 2018. In 2020, Sage India published a coedited (with Anil Wadhwa) volume titled India's Foreign Policy: Surviving in a Turbulent World. He also co-edited with Arpita Mitra, a volume titled Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: The Relevance of India's Ancient Thinking to Contemporary Strategic Reality, (Aryan book International, New Delhi).

Contributions 
Economic Dimensions of Russia-Ukraine War Russia-Ukraine war is in its fourth month. There are no signs of the conflict coming to an end soon. While the political and military dimensions of the war have drawn a lot of attention, the social and economic implications of the conflict are extrem...

विवाद बढ़ाने का कोई मतलब नहीं हमारे हित जुड़े हुए हैं। इसलिए इस्लामी राष्ट्रों में जो प्रतिक्रियाएं दिख रही हैं, वे उन्हें था...

नजदीकी के एक नए शिखर पर भारत-ब्रिटेन संबंध ब्रिटिश प्रधानमंत्री बोरिस जॉनसन की भारत यात्रा काफी महत्वपूर्ण रही। यह दौरा उस समय हुआ, जब अं...

The Ukraine Crisis: India’s Approach India abstained on the last UNGA resolution which suspended Russia from the Human Rights Council. Explaining India’s vote, the Indian ambassador strongly condemned civilian killings in Bucha while reiterating India’s unwavering commitment to Huma...

Ukraine Standoff also Presents an Opportunity Despite a flurry of diplomatic activity over the last few weeks, the situation around Ukraine is tense. Both Russia and NATO are enhancing their respective military build-up. Putin-Macron discussions held in Moscow on 7 February 2022 failed to res...

Book Published / Book Reviews 
Opportunities for India in a Changing World We are living in an era of extraordinarily fast paced change. The Covid-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down and deepened political, economic and social uncertainties. The post-World War order set up in 1945 by the Western countries is under ...

AATMANIRBHAR BHARAT: A Vibrant and Strong India Neither development without self-pride nor self-pride without development are desirable. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for Aatmanirbhar Bharat or a self-reliant India on 12 May 2020 goes beyond mere economic self-reliance. ...

India’s Foreign Policy: Surviving in a Turbulent World Written by foreign policy experts, academics and practioners, this book develops the frameworks and strategies for India’s foreign policy that can be adopted to meet the emerging challenges and non-traditional threats in the new world order. It stu...

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam - Relevance of India’s Ancient Thinking to Contemporary Strategic Reality The adoption of 21st June as International Day of Yoga by the United Nations General Assembly in 2014, in response to an India-led resolution with a record high number of co-sponsors, was a landmark event. In this backdrop, it is all the more importa...

Sreeram Chaulia, Trumped; Emerging power in a post-American world, 2019, Bloomsbury, New Delhi. Sreeram Chaulia’s thought-provoking book, Trumped; Emerging Powers in a Post-American World is likely to trigger a debate on the impact of the disruption in the global order brought out by Trump’s ‘America First’ policy. The author...

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