Dr Vijay Sakhuja is former Director, National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi. He was Consultant (August 2019 - September 2020), Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi and Visiting Senior Fellow, Cambodia Institute for Cooperation and Peace, (CICP) Phnom Penh.

He has been on the research faculty and was associated with a number of think tanks: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore; Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore; Director (Research), Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA); Centre for Airpower Studies (CAPS); Observer Research Foundation (ORF); Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), and United Service Institution of India (USI).

A former Indian Navy officer, Vijay Sakhuja received MPhil and PhD degrees from the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. He has published over 40 books, edited and co-edited volumes and monographs, and specializes in issues of national security and public policy, particularly in the context of ocean affairs, geopolitics, Climate Change, Arctic, Blue Economy and 4th Industrial Revolution Technologies.

Dr Vijay Sakhuja is member of the international editorial board of Journal of Indian Ocean Region (Taylor & Francis) and Journal of Greater Mekong Studies.

Contributions 
Aceh to Andaman: Shipping Connectivity and Security Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Joko Widodo of Indonesia, through their 2018 joint statement “underlined the importance of stronger connectivity, particularly on sea links, in order to facilitate economic cooperation and people-to...

Indo-Pacific in a Churn: Too many Naval Exercises The possibility of Australia joining the India-led Malabar naval exercises to be held later this year in the Bay of Bengal1 has generated an intense debate among the Indian strategic community who responded with a mixed bag of ‘exciteme...

US Augments Military Bases, Revitalizes Lilly Pads and Pushes for Visiting Forces Agreements in the Pacific Ocean Earlier this month, on 1st July, 350 paratroopers from the US 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) parachuted onto Guam to test their ability to “execute real-world missions” and demonstrate that they could be deployed “anywhere in the U...

Indian Navy: Time to Explore Drone Motherships Technological disruptions led by Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies are now a common feature among the advanced navies. Smart, intelligent, predictive and cognitive technologies are being added to the menu of naval warfare. The military/...

Book Published / Book Reviews 
Sea of Collective Destiny: Bay of Bengal and BIMSTEC BIMSTEC has evolved as an important multilateral institution around the geography of Bay of Bengal. Its significance has been spurred by regional governments who are proactively engaging to make BIMSTEC a vibrant institution. This book argues for pro...

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