A career diplomat, Satish Chandra served as India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Offices in Geneva and later as High Commissioner to Pakistan. He, subsequently, went on to head the National Security Council Secretariat and was Deputy National Security Advisor.

Contributions 
Comments on the IISS paper of May 2021 titled: “Nuclear Deterrence and Stability in South Asia: Perceptions and Realities”1 The recent IISS paper titled “Nuclear Deterrence and Stability in South Asia: Perceptions and Realities” is something of a letdown. Though it contains some nuggets of value such as the assessment that, given the China factor, the conventional arm...

Modi Government: An Evaluation As the nation reels under the impact of the monstrous second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic Prime Minister Modi has been the focus of much criticism, some justified and some unjustified, for the failure to avert it and to mitigate its adverse impact. ...

Book Review: “Forgotten Kashmir: The Other Side of the Line of Control” by Dinkar P Srivastava, Harper Collins Publishers Feb 2021, pp. 304, MRP Rs. 699 “Forgotten Kashmir” while touching upon Pakistan’s invasion of Kashmir and the issue of self determination in the context of the people of Kashmir is mainly focussed on Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) inclusive of both so called Azad Kashmir a...

Monographs/Compendiums 
India's Relations with its SAARC Neighbours India's relations with its SAARC neighbours have, over the decades, oscillated from very good to stressed barring Pakistan and Bhutan. With the former they have generally been very bad and with the latter very good. With the rest, notably Afghanistan...

Outreach 
India-Pak: Calls for de-escalation and dialogue smack of defeatism Published in The Sunday Guardian on 9th March 2019....

The Trinity Of Power Published in The Indian Express on 19th November 2018....

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