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Past Researchers

  • Naina Singh

    Research Assistant
  • Diki Sherpa

    Research Assistant
  • Saurav Sarkar

    Research Assistant
  • Prarthana Basu

    Research Assistant
  • Thejalhoukho Casavi

  • Namkha Tsering

    Research Assistant
  • Gunjan Singh

    Research Associate
  • Aravind Yelery

    Former Associate Fellow
  • Jyotiprakash Dora

    Indian Institute of Management, Shillong
  • Srikumar Sundaram

    Indian Institute of Management, Shillong
  • Linhui Huang

    Soochow University
  • Nongmaithem Kishorchand Singh

    Research Assistant
  • Dev Lewis

    Research and Communications Associate at Digital Asia Hub
  • Jigmey Thinley

    Research Assistant
  • Avadhi Patni

  • Ravish Bhatia

  • Aakriti Vinayak

  • Anuraag Srivastava

  • Disunga Fedilis H

  • Jabin T Jacob

    Former Fellow
  • Sanglipong Lemtur

    Research Assistant
  • Jayshree Borah

    Research Assistant
  • Vaishali Singh

    Research Assistant
  • Renu Rana

    PhD Candidate at Fudan University, China
  • Minakshi Biswas

    Research Assistant
  • Konchok Paldan

    Research Assistant
  • Aprajita Sarcar

    Research Assistant
  • Samir Sharma

    Research Assistant
  • Seemi Zafar

    Research Assistant
  • Reeja Nair

    Research Assistant
  • Mita Deshpande

    Research Associate
  • Panu Pazo

    Associate Fellow
  • Sooraj Aurora

    Research Assistant
  • Prateeksha Tiwari

    Research Assistant
  • Mahima Khosla

    Banaras Hindu University
  • Preksha Shree Chhetri

    Research Assistant
  • Peter Joy Hudson

    Research Associate
  • Kimneijou Rosy Lotjem

    Research Assistant
  • Shilpa Sharma

    Research Assistant
  • Alpana Verma

    Research Assistant
  • Jaya Kumari

    Research Assistant
  • Kush Kumar Gayasen

    Research Assistant

Naina Singh
Research Assistant

Naina Singh was a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies. She is pursuing MPhil in international Organizations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has completed her Masters from South Asian University, New Delhi in International Relations with special focus on South Asian region. Her research interests includes primarily cultural and international relations, regional and sub-regional arrangements (Asia) and multilateral diplomacy.

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Diki Sherpa
Research Assistant

Diki Sherpa was a research assistant at the institute of Chinese (ICS) Delhi. She completed her M.Phil from the dept. of history, University of Delhi. She worked on ‘The Indo-Tibetan Trade through the Eastern Himalayas in the First Half of the Twentieth Century’  She completed her B.A and M.A  from the department of history, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.  

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Saurav Sarkar
Research Assistant

Saurav Sarkar is a Research Assistant at Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi. He has completed his MA in International Relations (2016-18) from Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida and done his BA (Honours) in English (2013-16) from the same university. He has received the Best Strategic Thinking Achiever’s Award during his post-graduation from the university. He had interned at Pragyavataran Educational Society, Noida in May-June 2017 as a social work volunteer. His MA dissertation was on “Counter-terrorism policies of the Obama administration in Afghanistan-Pakistan”. His areas of interest are China-Pakistan military and strategic cooperation, geopolitics of the South China Sea dispute and counter-terrorism.

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Prarthana Basu
Research Assistant

Prarthana Basu is a Research Assistant at Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS) Delhi. She recently completed her M.A. in Geopolitics and International Relations from Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal. As a part of her master's curriculum, she worked on a dissertation titled 'China's Rise in the Emerging Global Order and its Implications'. She completed her B.A.(H) in History from Miranda House, University of Delhi. She has interned under Prof. Srikanth Kondapalli in Jawaharlal Nehru University and written an extensive research paper on the 'Chinese Naval Modernisation and its implications in the Indo-Pacific Region', which is publised online. Her research interests are China's role in environmental geopolitics, China's development in S&T, China's military modernization and India's foreign policy towards China.

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Thejalhoukho Casavi

Thejalhoukho Casavi was a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese (ICS) Delhi. He submitted his M.Phil dissertation titled “Naga Customary Law and Multiple Modernities, 1880-1980” from the Dept. of History, University of Delhi. His M.Phil research engages with the complex interaction between the colonial legal system and the customary law of ‘tribes’. He completed his BA Honours in History from St Stephen’s College and MA History from Hindu College.

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Namkha Tsering
Research Assistant

Namkha Tsering has completed his M.Phil. in Center for East Asian Studies, Chinese Division, Jawaharlal Nehru University. He did his graduation and post-graduation in history from Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University respectively before taking up Chinese studies for his M.Phil. His M.Phil. dissertation is titled “Minority Nationalities and the Statist Narrative on Tibet in History Textbooks: A Study of ‘Chinese’ Nationalism during the 2008 Beijing Olympics”. The dissertation discusses how the Chinese state has constructed ‘China’ and ‘Chinese’ through history writing to serve its nation-building project but at the same time leading to a‘historiographical colonization’ of the ‘minorities’through owning their history and limiting their representation space. Namkha is interested in history theory in particular and social science theories in general. Few of his areas of interest are Modern Chinese history, Chinese nationalism, nation-building, identity creation, ethnic-relations in China, history education and nation-building etc.

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Gunjan Singh
Research Associate

Gunjan Singh was a Research Associate at the Institute of Chinese Studies. She has also worked as an Associate Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi. Her research interests include Chinese Foreign Policy, the Chinese Communist Party, Minorities in China, Mainland-Taiwan Relations, Chinese media, Chinese civil society Tibet and Space Security. She is the Assistant Editor of the CBW Magazine, published by the IDSA, is co-editor of Space Security and Global Cooperation, and has published in Strategic Analysis, International Affairs Review, Harvard Asia Quarterly, World Affairs: A Journal of International Issues and The Book Review.

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Aravind Yelery
Former Associate Fellow

Aravind Yelery was previously associated with Shanghai Ji-Ou (Sino-European Commerce Ltd.) as a Sr. Corporate Consultant (Research). He is a fluent Chinese speaker and before commencing his research at Fudan University, Shanghai, he completed Mandarin language studies from the esteemed Nanjing Normal University, P R China. He is an alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, where he was awarded the Doctorate for his research on China, focusing on energy and economic in China’s transforming foreign policy. Prior to his PhD, he undertook M.Phil research on China’s SOEs and their re-structuring at the same centre at JNU. 

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Jyotiprakash Dora
Indian Institute of Management, Shillong

Jyotiprakash Dora is a management student and is presently pursuing his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong. Before joining MBA he was working with a software company for some of world’s major financial institutions. He is presently doing his internship with ICS on developing a platform to connect ICS with Chinese nationals worldwide to build stronger international relationships. 
 

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Srikumar Sundaram
Indian Institute of Management, Shillong

Srikumar Sundaram is a management student and is presently pursuing his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong. He is currently on a project with ICS on building a platform for connecting ICS with Chinese nationals worldwide and to offer solutions that would engage and build stronger ties with India through ICS. Though he is pursuing his General Management program, his areas of interest are Marketing and Consulting.

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Linhui Huang
Soochow University

Linhui Huang is a Research Intern at the Institute of Chinese Studies from July 2016 to August 2016. She was previously an exchange student of Shih Hsin University, Taiwan, from February 2016 to June 2016. Her areas of interest are China's international relations, East Asian security issues and China’s domestic policy and economy.

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Nongmaithem Kishorchand Singh
Research Assistant

Nogmaithem Kishorchand Singh is a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese studies (ICS) Delhi. He completed his M.A in politics (with specialisation in International Relations) from the school of International Relations, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). He holds an MPhil degree from the centre of West Asian studies,Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi where he also submitted his PhD thesis.HIs area of research interest includes West Asian politics,China and West Asia,North-East India studies etc.HIs current research focuses on the China's Belt and Road initiative (BRI) in West Asia.

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Dev Lewis
Research and Communications Associate at Digital Asia Hub

 Dev Lewis is Research and Communications Associate at Digital Asia Hub, an internet and society think-tank in Hong Kong.

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Jigmey Thinley
Research Assistant

Jigmey Thinley is research assistance at the institute of Chinese studies (ICS) Delhi.  He completed his M.A. in politics (with specialized in international relations) from the school of international relations, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Currently, he is pursuing M.Phil in political science from school of social science, Delhi University (DU).  His area of research interest includes south Asia, China and its minorities, Tibet etc. 

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Avadhi Patni

Avadhi Patni is currently pursuing her Masters in International Studies from Symbiosis School of International Studies, Pune. She got her Bachelor’s Degree in B.Com Honours (Accountancy) from Institute for Excellence in Higher Education, Barkatullah University, Bhopal (M.P.). She has served as a Student Director for Social Service at The Daly College, Indore. She also represented India with other teammates at the International Regional Round Square of the Americas’ Conference on the theme ‘Unity in Community’ in Appleby College, Canada. Recently she was a part of the organising and report drafting committee for International Relations Conference (IRC): India and the Indian Ocean 2016 and also part of the organising and communication committee for China Symposium. Her current project focuses on Social Credit System in China. Her areas of interest include defence, strategy and security in context to China's increasing presence in South Asian Region, Sino-Indian and China-South Asia relations and cultural studies.

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Ravish Bhatia

Ravish Bhatia holds a bachelors in technology from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi and is a Yenching Scholar for the cohort of 2017 at Peking University with a concentration in Economics and Management. In the past he has worked across management consulting and developmental consulting at ZS Associates and Swaniti Initiative respectively. He was involved in building development plans for model villages in Sikkim and Uttar Pradesh.He founded and presently leads the National Youth Advisory Panel, PLAN International (India Chapter), a 200-member youth body promoting children's rights in India. 

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Aakriti Vinayak

Aakriti has completed her Masters in Politics (with specialization in International Relations) from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.  She got her Bachelor’s degree in History from Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi.  She has also done a short term course on Media studies in collaboration with Jesus and Mary College and Times of India. During her college days she was a member of the student union and core team member and fellow walk leader of Dastaan- the Art and Architecture Society. She was involved in the UGC funded innovation project on Zafar Mahal and University of Delhi’s annual festival Antardhwani.  In past she has worked as an intern with Times Business Solutions, INTACH and BRICS International forum. Currently she is working on a project Ibadat which aims to connect the past with present through heritage walks around the cities of India, primarily Delhi. During her Masters she has done varied courses from Problems of International Relations, Aesthetics and International Politics to specialized areas like South Asia, South East Asia and China. She has also participated in various conferences in JNU like Kunzru Memorial lecture on current Refuges crisis She is interested in looking at Alternative approaches to International Relations and how there can be a “dialogue” with the mainstream International Relations.

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Anuraag Srivastava

Anuraag Srivastava is a graduate in Engineering in the field of Information Technology from University of Mumbai. Currently, he is pursuing Masters of Arts in International Studies from Symbiosis School of International Studies. His research areas include internal political as well as economic structures and policies of China and comparative studies between economic, social and political policies of India and China. He has published articles for Indian Review of Global Affairs, the research wing of Symbiosis School of International Studies. He is also studying Mandarin and has completed HSK level 1 exam so far.

 

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Disunga Fedilis H

Disunga Fedilis H has completed her masters from Jawaharlal Nehru University on Politics with Specialisation in International Relations. She has acquired her Bachelor Degree from Don Bosco College Maram, Manipur on Political Science.  During her bachelor, she has served as an executive member in various Student’s Organisations and has participated in various activities from teaching the marginalised to conducting awareness programs on the various ground. She has also undertaken field work to Manipur Central Jail analysing its Functional and Managerial System. She has done courses on International Area Studies in various countries and regions, Foreign Policy and Domestic Political System. At present, she serves as a Research Intern in the Institute of Chinese Studies. She is working on the Human Security in China; Drug a determinant, and also interested in looking at Chinese advancement in Myanmar; Impacts on India, China’s policies towards South Asia; Economic and Cultural.

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Jabin T Jacob
Former Fellow

Jabin T. Jacob is Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi. He holds a PhD in Chinese Studies from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and has spent time as a student and researcher in Taiwan, France and Singapore. Jacob’s current research interests include China-South Asia relations, China’s ‘belt and road’ initiative, Sino-Indian border areas, and centre-province relations in China. 

Jacob's latest work is a co-edited volume, China  and  its Neighbourhood: Perspectives from India and Vietnam (Pentagon Press, 2017). He is Associate Editor of the ICS journal, China Report, blogs at https://indiandchina.com/ and tweets at @jabinjacobt

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Sanglipong Lemtur
Research Assistant

Sanglipong Lemtur comes from a truly multi-disciplinary area of research. Having completed his Bachelor’s degree in History from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. He had moved on to study Sociology at Jawaharlal Nehru University for his Master’s. He went on to study Social Medicine and Community Health for his MPhil from JNU where his dissertation reviewed the new and exciting technoscientific field of Synthetic Biology, and its Implications on Public health. He completed his dissertation under the guidance of Prof. Mohan Rao. He is currently a PhD Scholar working under Prof. Rama Baru in the same Centre, researching on Antibacterial Resistance, specifically examining antibiotic drug development and its political economy. 

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Jayshree Borah
Research Assistant

Jayshree Borah was a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies. She worked on various projects related to foreign policy and diplomacy at the Institute such as 'India-China Database with Reference to the Boundary Dispute', ‘The Diplomacy of India & China: Content, Capacity and Methods’ etc. Her areas of interests are Chinese politics, foreign policy and ideology, leadership, and India-China comparison.

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Vaishali Singh
Research Assistant

Vaishali Singh is a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies. She has completed her BA honours in Political Science from Miranda House and her MA (Political Science) from Hindu College, University of Delhi. She has also completed her M.Phil in East Asian Studies from the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi. Currently she is enrolled in the same department for a Ph.D programme in East Asian Studies (Specialization-China Studies). In 2013-14, she has been to Shandong, China under the MHRD-China Government Scholarship.

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Renu Rana
PhD Candidate at Fudan University, China

Renu Rana is Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), Delhi. She holds a MPhil degree in Chinese Studies from the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi, New Delhi.  Her area of study is Chinese Studies. She completed MA Political Science from Daulat Ram College, DU; MA Sociology from IGNOU and BA (hons) Political Science from Miranda House, DU.  She cleared UGC NET in Political Science in 2012.

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Minakshi Biswas
Research Assistant

Minakshi Biswas is a PhD Scholar from Centre for Political Studies, JNU. Her PhD topic is ‘Care for the Elderly and Terminally Ill: Issues and Policies in India’. At present she is in the phase of data collection for her PhD. She is also teaching Political Science as an Assistant Professor at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, G D Goenka University. She has pursued both her post-graduation and MPhil in Political Science from Centre for Political Studies, JNU. Her areas of research since MPhil have mainly reflected concerns on the issues of right to die, euthanasia and living with dignity debate in India. She has quite a few publications to her credit and has also presented several papers in both international and national conferences. 

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Konchok Paldan
Research Assistant

Konchok Paldan worked as a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies from April 2015 to June 2015. He worked on India-China border issues, trade and incursions. His areas of interest are India-Pakistan and Sino-India border issues; tribal studies; rural sociology and sociology of environment in the Himalayan regions in Ladakh.

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Aprajita Sarcar
Research Assistant

Aprajita Sarcar was a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies from August 2013 to May 2014. Her areas of interest are population, gender, anthropology, comparative public health in China and India.

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Samir Sharma
Research Assistant

Samir Sharma was a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies from May 2013 to July 2013. His areas of interest are politics of accommodation, institutional frameworks for minorities and the practice of federalism and citizenship.

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Seemi Zafar
Research Assistant

Seemi Zafar was a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies February 2013 to March 2013. She worked on study of the role of diaspora, and influence of multilateral and bilateral organizations in the marketed expansion of healthcare in India and China through a comparative lens. Her areas of interest include commercialization of healthcare and studies in comparative health.

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Reeja Nair
Research Assistant

Reeja Nair was a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies from August 2014 to December 2014.She worked on a comparative study of state responses to social welfare in India and China. Her areas of interests are industrial labour regime in China, China’s economic reforms, political economy and modern history.

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Mita Deshpande
Research Associate

Mita Deshpande was a Research Associate at the Institute of Chinese Studies from February 2014 to April 2014. She worked on comparative health project and explored themes of the experience of tuberculosis programs in India and China; and traditional health systems across both countries. Her areas of interest include the social inequalities and health with a specific focus on caste and gender.

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Panu Pazo
Associate Fellow

Panu Pazo was an Associate Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies from June 2012 to March 2014. He worked on 'India-China Collaboration in Third Countries: The feasibility of cooperation in hydro-electricity projects in Nepal.' His areas of interest are energy security, environmental politics and comparing China and India's global energy relations.

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Sooraj Aurora
Research Assistant

Sooraj Aurora was a Research Assistant at Institute of Chinese Studies from July 2014 to February 2015. He worked on studying the planning commission process in China. His areas of interest are India-China political and military relations, diplomacy and disarmament and conflict management.

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Prateeksha Tiwari
Research Assistant

Prateeksha Tiwari is a recent graduate from Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi. She is a guest lecturer of Chinese language at Khalsa College, University of Delhi. Her areas of interest include science and technology development in post-reform China, Chinese domestic politics, and political economy.

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Mahima Khosla
Banaras Hindu University

Mahima Khosla is a Research Intern at the Institute of Chinese Studies. Her areas of interest are macroeconomics, econometrics techniques, contemporary China and Mandarin language.

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Preksha Shree Chhetri
Research Assistant

Preksha Shree Chhetri is currently pursuing her PhD from the Centre of European Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She has done her schooling from her hometown, Darjeeling. She went to Andhra Pradesh to do her graduation from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher learning after which she went to Jadavpur University, Kolkata for pursuing masters in International Relations. She has recently submitted her MPhil dissertation titled 'Germany- China Economic Relations since 1990' from JNU.

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Peter Joy Hudson
Research Associate

Peter Joy Hudson was a Research Associate at the ICS. He has an M. Phil in East Asian Studies, specializing in Japanese Studies, from the Department of East Asian Studies, Delhi University. He did his Post Graduation from School of International Studies, Pondicherry University.

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Kimneijou Rosy Lotjem
Research Assistant

Kimneijou Rosy Lotjem is a Research Assistant at ICS. She recently submitted her Ph.D thesis in Japanese Studies, Centre for East Asian Studies, School of international Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, entitled “The Politics of Japan’s Rice Protectionist Policy: 1995-2011”.  

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Shilpa Sharma
Research Assistant

Shilpa Sharma is a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies. She has obtained her undergraduate and masters in History. She completed her M.Phil in Chinese Studies from the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi. In 2014, she was awarded Huayu Enrichment Scholarship to study Chinese at National Taiwan University for a year.

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Alpana Verma
Research Assistant

Alpana Verma is a PhD scholar in Chinese Studies at the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi. She has worked on a project on Higher Education in China organized by the Institute of Chinese Studies in 2015.

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Jaya Kumari
Research Assistant

Jaya Kumari is a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies. She did her M.Phil from the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi. Her areas of interest include development and welfare with special reference to minority cultures and communities.

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Kush Kumar Gayasen
Research Assistant

Kush Kumar Gayasen is a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), Delhi. He has recently submitted his PhD thesis on ‘Assessing the China Factor in India's Maritime Doctrines: A Study of the India-China Naval Interface in the Indian Ocean Region’ at the Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament (CIPOD), School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

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