Research Team
S Gurumurthy, Chairman, VIF

Swaminathan Gurumurthy is highly popular as a writer and journalist in India. Celebrated for his investigative journalism, he has ceaselessly...

Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF

Indian Foreign Service (1979; Retired);
Former Deputy National Security Adviser and Secretary, National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS...

Centre Heads

Lt General R K Sawhney, PVSM, AVSM, Centre Head & Senior Fellow, National Security and Strategic Studies & Internal Security 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...

Dr Sreeradha Datta, Centre Head & Senior Fellow, Neighbourhood Studies, VIF

Dr. Sreeradha Datta is Centre Head & Senior Fellow, Neighbourhood Studies, Vivekananda International Foundation. With a PhD from Jawaharlal...

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' ...

Senior Fellows

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...

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...

Naval Jagota , Senior Fellow, VIF

Naval Jagota is a Senior Fellow with Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi. Previously, he has worked as a Research Fellow at IDSA...

Shashank Sharma, Senior Fellow, VIF

Shashank Sharma is a Senior Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi. He has held various afloat, training and staff...

Pushpinder Bath, Senior Fellow, VIF

PS Bath is a Senior Fellow with Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi. He holds degrees of Master of Science (MSc) and Master of...

Associate Fellows

Prerna Gandhi, Associate Fellow, VIF

Prerna Gandhi is an Associate Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation with a focus on Japan, ASEAN and Korean Peninsula. She is...

Dr Himani Pant, Associate Fellow, VIF

Dr. Himani Pant is an Associate Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation. She focuses on the domestic and foreign policy of the European...

PK Khup Hangzo, Associate Fellow, VIF

PK Khup Hangzo is an Associate Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation with a focus on internal security. Mr. Hangzo has a master’s...

Soumya Awasthi, Associate Fellow, VIF

Soumya Awasthi is an Associate Fellow with Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi. Previously, she has worked with Manohar Parrikar...

Research Associates

Dr Pravesh Kumar Gupta, Research Associate , VIF

Dr. Pravesh Kumar Gupta is a Research Associate at Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF). He has a doctoral degree in Central Asian Studies...

Anurag Sharma, Research Associate, VIF

Anurag Sharma has completed MPhil in Politics and International Relations on 'International Security' at the Dublin City University in Ireland, in...

Hirak Jyoti Das, Research Associate, VIF

Hirak Jyoti Das is a Research Associate at Vivekananda International Foundation and a doctoral candidate in Centre for West Asian Studies,...

Samir Bhattacharya, Research Associate, VIF

Samir Bhattacharya is presently doing his postgraduate academic research at Jawaharlal Nehru University, India on " MIDDLE POWER AND BLUE...

Amruta Karambelkar, Research Associate, VIF

Amruta Karambelkar is research associate with the Indo-Pacific cluster at the VIF. Her interests lie in maritime issues, naval developments and...

Cchavi Vasisht, Research Associate, VIF

Cchavi Vasisht is affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru University in the Centre for South Asian Studies, School of International Studies, for her PhD...

Aakriti Vinayak, Research Associate, VIF

Aakriti Vinayak is a Research Associate at Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi. She has completed her Masters in International...

Consultants

Tilak Devasher, Consultant, VIF

Tilak Devasher is the author of three widely acclaimed books on Pakistan: ‘Pakistan: Courting the Abyss’ (December 2016) that was termed ‘...

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...

Surinder Kumar Sharma, Consultant, VIF

Mr. Surinder Kumar Sharma is currently attached to Vivekananda International Foundation as a Consultant. Prior to this, he was Consultant in the...

Research Assistants

Heena Samant, Research Assistant, VIF

Completed M.Phil in Southeast Asian and Southwest Pacific Studies from Centre for Indo-Pacific Studies, School of International Studies,...

Sarada Subhash, Research Assistant, VIF

Sarada Subhash is a graduate in International Relations from University of Bristol. She is also an undergraduate in Medical Microbiology from...

Rishi Gupta, Research Assistant, VIF

Rishi Gupta is a Research Assistant with the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi. He completed his MPhil in Foreign Policy...

Avantika Menon, Research Assistant, VIF

Avantika Menon has completed her M.Phil. in Security Studies at the School of National Security Studies, Central University of Gujarat. Her M.Phil...

Rishika Dhumal, Research Assistant, VIF

Rishika has received her Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Vadodara, India. She, then went on to pursue her...

Young Professionals

Anushka Saraswat, Young Professional, VIF

Anushka Saraswat is pursuing her Bachelor's in Global Affairs at O.P. Jindal Global University. She is the recipient of Best Students Research...

Rohith Krishna, Young Professional, VIF

Rohith Krishna has a master’s degree in Historical Studies from Nalanda University, Rajgir. He also has a postgraduate diploma in Rural...

Abhyoday Sisodia, Young Professional, VIF

Abhyoday has completed his Masters in East Asian Studies at Department of East Asian Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Delhi. His...

Akanksha Bajpai, Young Professional, VIF

Akanksha Bajpai completed her Bachelor's and Master's (MBA) from Banasthali Vidyapith.

She has served as a teaching faculty in PSPT,...

Thejus Gireesh, Young Professional, VIF

Thejus Gireesh has an undergraduate degree in Political Science (Honors) from the University of Delhi, India. He has worked previously as a...

Aman Kumar, Young Professional, VIF

Aman Kumar has completed his Master’s in International Relations and Area Studies from the School of International Studies, JNU. He has pursued...

Ritika Shashwat, Young Professional, VIF

Ritika has completed her Masters in Politics with a specialization in International Relations from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal...

Aniruddha Awalgaonkar, Young Professional, VIF

He is pursuing his BALLB from ILS Law College, Pune. He has interned with various national and international firms with work ranging from...

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