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Research Interns

  • Yukti Panwar

    Research Intern
  • Arnav Joshi

    Research Intern
  • Taal Seth

    Research Intern
  • Anushka Saxena

    Research Intern
  • Akshat Mayne

    Research Intern
  • Amit Dogra

    Research Intern
  • Arfina Ara Hussain

    Research Intern
  • Cherry Hitkari

    Research Intern
  • Supradip Das

    Research Intern
  • Yamini Meena

    Research Intern

Yukti Panwar
Research Intern

Yukti Panwar is a student of MA in Diplomacy, Law, and Business from Jindal School of International Affairs, Sonipat, Haryana, India. Her research interests lie in East Asia, Indo - Pacific region, geopolitics, gender studies, cultural diplomacy, and many others.

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Arnav Joshi
Research Intern

Arnav Joshi has completed his second year at Shiv Nadar University where he is pursuing a bachelor's degree in International Relations and Governance studies. His research interests include the Evolution of War Strategies, China's involvement in Africa (specifically Nigeria). He also likes analysing a particular topic or issue from the perspective of different International Relations theories, namely, liberalism, constructivism and realism. Apart from academics, he is a state level football player and has also played table tennis and Badminton at college levels. 

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Taal Seth
Research Intern

Taal Seth is a final year IR student at Shiv Nadar University and is interested in security studies and foreign policy analysis. She is also interested in feminist and other critical analyses of policy and current affairs.

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Anushka Saxena
Research Intern

Anushka Saxena is working as a Research Intern with the Institute of Chinese Studies. She has completed her first Masters degree in International Relations from the O.P Jindal Global University, and is an incoming student for the Masters in Global Governance and Diplomacy Programme at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. She pursued her Bachelors in History from the Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi. Her research interests include China-Taiwan Cross-Strait Relations, Chinese domestic and foreign policies, Asia-Pacific and maritime geopolitics. She has previously worked with various Indian, Nepalese and Australian think tanks in a research capacity, and has also spearheaded diverse youth-led research and editorial projects.

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Akshat Mayne
Research Intern

Akshat Mayne is a Research Intern at the Institute of Chinese Studies. He holds a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Hansraj College, and a Master's degree in East Asian Studies, with a specialisation in Japanese Studies, from the University of Delhi. His research looks at Japan's place in the broader security framework in the Indo-Pacific. His research interests include Japanese security and foreign policy in the Post-War Era, and the emerging dynamics between various players in Asia and the Indo-Pacific.

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Amit Dogra
Research Intern

Amit Dogra’s core interests lie in the China-India borderlands, strategic culture and Geopolitics of the Indian ocean. He is a post-graduate in International Relations from South Asian University. Having done graduation in Botany from Hindu College, DU, his academic trajectory shifted to social sciences which got him interested in states and their behaviour in the international arena. He has also worked on the ethnography of nomadic communities in the contested borderlands of Ladakh.

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Arfina Ara Hussain
Research Intern

Arfina Ara Hussain is a Virtual Research Intern at the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi. She is currently pursuing her M.Phil from the Department of Political Science, Dibrugarh University, Assam. As a part of her dissertation, she is working on Indo-China strategic competition in the Indo-Pacific. Her research interests include Indian Foreign Policy, Indo-China Relationship, Indo-Pacific and Maritime Geopolitics.

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Cherry Hitkari
Research Intern

Cherry Hitkari is a research intern at the ICS. She is currently studying the Chinese language at the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi. She received her Masters in East Asian Studies from the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi and her Bachelors (Hons.) in History from Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi. She is an Advisory Board Member, 'Tomorrow's People' at Modern Diplomacy, Greece; the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of an online student led gender research journal called 'Parwaaz' and the Editor-in-Chief of a student led initiative called East Asian Dialogue.

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Supradip Das
Research Intern

Supradip Das has completed his Master’s in Chinese language and China Studies from the Department of Chinese Language and Culture (Cheena-
Bhavana), Visva-Bharati University. Recently he joined the ICS as a Virtual Research Intern. He also graduated from Cheena-Bhavana and pursued a one-year advanced training in the Chinese language from Beijing Language and Culture University China, under the bilateral scholarship program of MHRD, Govt. of India, and China Scholarship Council Govt. of PRC.

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Yamini Meena
Research Intern

Yamini Meena is currently a Research Intern at ICS. She has completed her masters in East. Asian Studies from the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi. She has pursued her Bachelor in History Honours from Maitreyi College, University of Delhi. Her research interests include gender and religious discourse, popular culture, and the language and literature of Japan. Previously, she worked as a Gallery Coordinator and Research Intern at the National Museum, New Delhi. She is also associated with the Association of Asia Scholars.

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