Distinguished Fellows
Dr Dilip K. Chakrabarti, Editor, VIF History Volumes

Professor Emeritus, Department of Archaeology, Cambridge University

Dr V K Saraswat, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

Dr. Vijay Kumar Saraswat is former Secretary of Defence (Research & Development- R&D) and former chief of Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO). He was the key scientist...

Prof CR Babu, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

Professor Emeritus, Delhi University, Ecologist and Environmentalist.

Amb TCA Rangachari, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

Amb (Retd) TCA Rangachari, was India's Ambassador to Algeria, France and Germany before resigning from the Indian Foreign Service in 2006. Earlier, he spent over five years in Islamabad, Pakistan...

Vice Adm Raman Puri, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

Vice Admiral Raman Puri retired as the Chief of Integrated Service Command (CISC) in 2006 after a distinguished service of 40 years in the Indian Navy. Adm. Puri served in a number of important...

Amb Ashok K Kantha, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

Ashok K Kantha is a Distinguished Fellow at Vivekananda International Foundation. He was Ambassador of India to China until January 2016. Prior to this, he was Secretary (East) at Ministry of...

Amb Asoke Mukerji, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

Ambassador Asoke Mukerji served in the Indian Foreign Service for more than 37 years, retiring as India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York in December 2015...

Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, Distinguished Fellow, VIF. He is a former Commander-in-Chief of both the operational commands of the Indian Navy i.e. the Western Naval Command, and the Eastern Naval...

Lt Gen Anil Ahuja, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM & BAR - Distinguished Fellow, VIF

Lt Gen Anil Ahuja (Retd), PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM & BAR superannuated recently as the Deputy Chief of the Integrated Defense Staff (Policy Planning and Force development)

Lt Gen (Dr) V K Saxena (Retd), PVSM,AVSM,VSM, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

(Former DG, Air Defence, Indian Army) (Higher Defence Analyst)

Lt Gen JP Singh, PVSM, AVSM, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

Former Deputy Chief of Army Staff & Advisor to DRDO

G. Mohan Kumar, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

Shri G. Mohan Kumar is a former Defence Secretary and Secretary defence production to the Government of India .He joined the Indian Administrative Service (Odisha Cadre) in1979 and retired in...

Amit Cowshish, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

Amit Cowshish retired from the Indian Defence Accounts Service in 2012 after serving for thirty five years in various capacities in the Defence Accounts Department. He served on deputation with...

Amb Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

Amb. Anil Trigunayat is a member of the Indian Foreign Service. He has served in the Indian Missions in Cote d’Ivoire, Bangladesh, Mongolia, USA, Russia, Sweden and Nigeria, Libya and Jordan. In...

D P Singh, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

Mr. D.P. Singh has 27 years of varied experience representing the Government, the public sector as well as private entities. He is now the Founder & Senior Partner of the firm Arthe Law. Mr....

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