Research Team
Vice Adm K K Nayyar, Chairman, VIF

He is a former Vice Chief of the Indian Navy and has the rare distinction of having commanded both the Western & Eastern fleets of the Indian Navy, having served as Commander-in-Chief, South. He has been closely connected with planning the growth of the modern Indian Navy, having served as Director Naval Plans and Assistant Chief of Naval Staff Policy and Plans. Post retirement he has been...

Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF

Indian Foreign Service (1979; Retired);

Former Deputy National Security Adviser and Secretary, National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), (2014-17); Joint Secretary, NSCS on deputation from Ministry of External Affairs; 1999-2007. Dealt with a wide range of national security issues within the NSC structures. Had wide ranging interaction in official capacity with delegations of other...

Center Heads

C D Sahay, Center Head & Senior Fellow, Neighbourhood Studies and Internal Security Studies, VIF

C D Sahay is a Senior Fellow & Center Head for Neighbourhood Studies and Internal Security Studies at VIF. He is a Former Secretary (Research and Analysis Wing), Cabinet Secretariat. C D Sahay...

Lt General R K Sawhney, PVSM, AVSM, Center Head & Senior Fellow, National Security and Strategic Studies, VIF

Lt Gen Ravi Sawhney retired as the Deputy Chief of the Army Staff. He is a post graduate in Defence and Security Planning from the Royal College of Defence Studies, London prior to which he...

Editor

Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee, Editor, VIF

Lieutenant General (Retd) Gautam Banerjee, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, was former Chief of Staff, Central Command, former Commandant of the Officers' Training Academy, Chennai. He is now Senior Fellow &...

Senior Fellow

Amb D P Srivastava, Senior Fellow & Cluster Leader, VIF

Presently he is Senior Fellow & Cluster Leader at Vivekananda International Foundation. He was Indian Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran (2011-15). During his tenure, he led...

Amb Anil Wadhwa, Senior Fellow & Cluster Leader, VIF

Ambassador Anil Wadhwa has been a member of the Indian foreign service from July 1979 till may 2017. In this 37 year career with the Indian foreign service he has been ambassador of India to Italy...

Prof Sujit Dutta, Senior Fellow & Cluster Leader, VIF

Professor, Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Brig Vinod Anand, Senior Fellow, VIF

Brig Vinod Anand is a Senior Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi. He holds a post-graduate degree in Defence and Strategic Studies and is an alumnus of Defence...

RNP Singh, Senior Fellow, VIF

RNP Singh is former Director of India First Foundation, New Delhi and Managing Editor of two widely acclaimed Journals Eaternal India and Chirantan Bharat (Hindi). RNP Singh has written number of...

Dr Harinder Sekhon, Senior Fellow, VIF

Dr. Harinder Sekhon is a Senior Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation and has over three decades of research, writing and teaching experience on various aspects of Indo-US relations,...

Commodore Somen Banerjee, Senior Fellow, VIF

Cmde Somen Banerjee is a Senior Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation. He joined the Indian Navy in 1990 and has served in ten warships, of which he has commanded three. He has...

Associate Fellows

Dr. Arpita Mitra, Associate Fellow, VIF

Dr. Arpita Mitra has a doctoral degree in History from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has been a Fellow (2015-2017) at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, where she has...

Kapil Patil, Associate Fellow, VIF

Kapil Patil is Associate Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi. His research focuses on nuclear energy, WMD-proliferation, science, technology &national security-...

Gunjan Singh, Associate Fellow, VIF

Ms. Gunjan Singh is an Associate Fellow at the VIF since February 2018. Previously she has worked with the Indian Pugwash Society and with Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New...

Senior Research Associates

Dr Teshu Singh, Senior Research Associate, VIF

Dr. Teshu Singh is a Senior Research Associate at the Vivekananda International Foundation. Prior to this, she was Senior Research Officer at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies. She was...

Ramanand Garge, Senior Research Associate, VIF

Ramanand Garge is a research scholar in the field of security studies. The research areas of his interest includes counter terrorism policies framed worldwide, with prominent focus on studies...

Research Associates

Prerna Gandhi, Research Associate, VIF

Prerna Gandhi is a Research Associate at the Vivekananda International Foundation with a focus on Japan, ASEAN and Korean Peninsula. She is currently a doctoral student at Dept. of East Asian...

Dr Rashmini Koparkar, Research Associate, VIF

Dr Rashmini Koparkar is a Researcher of Central Asia. Her research interests include Politics and Foreign Policies of five Central Asian Republics, and issues of Cultural Identity and Nation-...

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF

Neha Sinha is working as a Research Associate in VIF. She did her Graduation and Masters in Political Science from Delhi University. She has a specialisation in the African region and has pursued...

Prateek Joshi, Research Associate, VIF

Prateek Joshi is a researcher working on Trans-Himalayan Geopolitics, Pakistani politics and Sino-Indian conflict. Prior to joining VIF, he was working on a project with the Institute of Defence...

Aayush Mohanty, Research Associate, VIF

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...

Consultant

Maj Gen P K Mallick, VSM (Retd), Consultant, VIF

An Electronics and Tele Communication Engineering graduate from B E College, Shibpur, M Tech from IIT, Kharagpur and Fellow of Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), Maj...

Young Professionals

Abhigya Langeh, Research Intern, VIF

Abhigya Langeh is a research intern with the Vivekananda International Foundation in Delhi. She has a strong interest in and writes on international relations, regional politics and state politics...

Asha Sundaramurthy, Research Intern, VIF

Pursuing PhD in Indo-Pacific Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University. Visiting scholar to University of Malaya. Has previously worked on the China factor in India-Australia relations, India-ASEAN...

Akash Sahu, Research Intern, VIF

Akash Sahu is a research intern working at VIF since January, 2018. A graduate in journalism from the University of Mumbai, he has interest in international reporting, analysis and matters of...

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