A career diplomat, Satish Chandra served as India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Offices in Geneva and later as High Commissioner to Pakistan. He, subsequently, went on to head the National Security Council Secretariat and was Deputy National Security Advisor.

Contributions 
Addressing the China Challenge (This is a modified version of the talk delivered by Mr. Satish Chandra, Vice Chairman, VIF at the Panchnad Research Institute recently) I propose to dwell essentially on three issues namely the nature and gravity of this challenge, it...

Sino-Indian Standoff: Can India Rely on USA? The deterioration in China's relations with the USA and India have not entirely uncoincidentally been accompanied by the blossoming of ties between the latter. Nevertheless, as India looks down the barrel of a military confrontation with China, as a ...

China menace decoded by the USA If Sino Indian relations have reached an inflexion point following China's breach of all agreements as demonstrated by their recent actions in Eastern Ladakh so too have Sino-US relations. While the latter had been under stress, since the advent of t...

Monographs/Compendiums 
India's Relations with its SAARC Neighbours India's relations with its SAARC neighbours have, over the decades, oscillated from very good to stressed barring Pakistan and Bhutan. With the former they have generally been very bad and with the latter very good. With the rest, notably Afghanistan...

Outreach 
India-Pak: Calls for de-escalation and dialogue smack of defeatism Published in The Sunday Guardian on 9th March 2019....

The Trinity Of Power Published in The Indian Express on 19th November 2018....

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