Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta is research associate with the China cluster at the VIF. His interests lie in China – US relations, Chinese Military, Chinese Economy and Chinese Foreign Policy issues and the area focus is the Indo-Pacific region. He is pursuing his doctorate from the Centre for East Asian Studies, SIS in JNU. His MPhil dissertation examined China –US multilateral relations focused on G-20 and East Asia Summit. He holds masters degree in Peace Building and Conflict Analysis from Jamia Millia Islamia. He has previous experience of working with the Institute for Conflict Management (ICM) and Thomson Reuters.

Contributions 
China’s Future Energy Resource: Hydrogen Energy transition is a trend many countries adopt to address the climate change challenge in the 21st century. The measures undertaken by various governments are diverse based on their capabilities and resources. China, the world's largest emitter of...

China’s Expanding Twitter Diplomacy Twitter has emerged as a powerful social media tool/platform in the 21st century's modern diplomacy. Chinese diplomatic offices and their personnel have increased their presence on Twitter to promote their narrative and propaganda with a global audie...

Event Reports 
Vimarsh on China Challenge in the Wake of the Ukraine Crisis On 21 June 2022, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a Vimarsh on the “China Challenge in the Wake of the Ukraine Crisis”. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF, gave out introductory remarks and welcomed the speaker Amb Ashok K K...

VIF-Sichuan University Dialogue On 13 January 2022, VIF held a virtual interaction with scholars from Sichuan University. The speakers were Amb. Anil Wadhwa (retd), Amb Gautam Mukhopadhaya (retd) and Mr. Pranav Kumar from the Indian side. Prof. Liu Siwei, Prof. Zhang Li, Prof. Yang...

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