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ORF FACULTY
Dr. C. Raja Mohan
Head - Strategic
 Studies  &
 Distinguished Fellow
  Amb. H H S
 Viswanathan

Distinguished Fellow
         
Prof. K.V. Kesavan
Distinguished Fellow
  Mr. Manoj Joshi
Distinguished Fellow
         
Dr. Vivek Lall
Distinguished Fellow
  Mr. Ashok Dhar
Distinguished Fellow
         
Mr. Pinak R
 Chakravarty

Distinguished Fellow
  Dr. Sergey
 Kurginyan

Visiting Distinguished
 Fellow
         
Prof. Amitabh Mattoo
Visiting Distinguished
 Fellow
  Dr. Rajan Gupta
Visiting Distinguished
 Fellow
         
Amb. Talmiz Ahmad
Visiting Distinguished
 Fellow
  Mr. Nandan
 Unnikrishnan

Vice President
         
Mr. Wilson John
Vice President
  Mr. Ashok Malik
AII-ORF Chair
         
Ms. Lydia Powell
Head, Centre for
 Resources Management
  Mr. Rohit Bansal
Visiting Fellow
         
Dr. S. Paul Kapur
Visiting Fellow
  Mr. Manohar
 Thyagaraj

Visiting Fellow
         
Dr Harsh V
 Pant

Visiting Fellow
  Mr. Ravi Joshi
Visiting Fellow
         
Mr. Daniel A Porras
Visiting Fellow
  Mr. Krishan Varma
Honorary Visiting Fellow
         
Mr. Srinath Sridharan
Visiting Fellow
  Mr. Peter Martin
Visiting Fellow
         
Dr. Girish
 Chandrakant
 Gujar

Visiting Fellow
  Mr. Siddharth
 Sivaraman

Visiting Fellow
         
Mr. Rajnish Wadehra
Visiting Fellow
  Mr. Manoj Kumar
Visiting Fellow
         
Mr. Constantino Xavier
Visiting Fellow
  Mr. Tim Steinecke
Visiting Fellow
         
Mr. Mirza Sadaqat
 Huda

Visiting Fellow
  Mr. Mahendra
 Kumawat

Distinguished Visitor
         
Mr. Uma Shankar
 Sharma

General Manager
  Ms. Jayshree
 Sengupta

Senior Fellow
         
Prof. Rakesh Basant
Senior Fellow
  Dr. Rajeswari
 Rajagoplan

Senior Fellow
         
Dr. Satish Misra
Senior Fellow
  Dr. Niranjan Sahoo
Senior Fellow
         
Dr. P K Ghosh
Senior Fellow
  Dr. Rumi Aijaz
Senior Fellow
         
Dr. Geethanjali
 Nataraj

Senior Fellow
  Mr. Thomas Elmar
 Schuppe

Senior Fellow
         
Mr. Jochen
 Mistelbacher

Senior Fellow
  Wg Cdr Vishal Nigam
Senior Fellow
         
Mr. Vikrom Mathur
Senior Fellow
  Dr. Siddharth
 Shanker
 Saxena

Visiting Senior Fellow
         
Brig Deepak Sinha
 (Retd)

Consultant
  Dr. K. Yhome
Fellow
         
Ms. Mahima Kaul
Head, Cyber and
  Media Initiative
  Dr. Joyeeta
 Bhattacharjee

Fellow
         
Dr. Uma
 Purushothaman

Fellow
  Mr. William Poff-
 Webster

Henry Luce Fellow
         
Mr. Rakesh Kumar
 Sinha

Associate Fellow
  Mr. Ashish Gupta
Associate Fellow
         
Mr. Siba Prasada
 Tripathy

Associate Fellow
  Ms. Rebecca Alison
 George

Associate Fellow
         
Mr. Aryaman
 Bhatnagar

Associate Fellow
  Mr. Abhijit Iyer
 Mitra

Programme Coordinator
         
Ms. Nishtha Gautam
Associate Fellow
  Mr. Prashant Kumar
Associate Fellow
         
Mr. Kaustav Dhar
 Chakrabarti

Associate Fellow
  Ms. Sonali Mittra
Associate Fellow
         
Mr. Akhilesh Sati
Program Manager
  Ms. Tanoubi
 Ngangom

Junior Fellow
         
Ms. Kanchi Gupta
Junior Fellow
  Ms. Sarah Hasan
Junior Fellow
         
Ms. Darshana M
 Baruah

Junior Fellow
  Ms. Rishika Chauhan
Junior Fellow
         
Mr. Manish Vaid
Junior Fellow
  Ms. Anahita Mathai
Junior Fellow
         
Mr. Arka Biswas
Junior Fellow
  Mr. Vinod Kumar
 Tomar

Assistant Manager - C R M
         
Mr. Dinesh
 Kumar Madhrey

Assistant Manager
  Ms. Taruni Kumar
Research Assistant
         
Ms. Garima Sahdev
Research Assistant
  Mr. Sikandar Azam
Research Assistant
         
Ms. Richa Sekhani
Research Assistant
  Ms. Vidisha Mishra
Research Assistant
         
Mr. Satish Kumar
 Tezaa

Data Analyst
  Ms. Kaveri Ashok
Research Intern
         
Ms. Isha Sharma
Research Intern
  Ms. Guruamrit K
 Khalsa

Research Intern
         
Ms. Vindu Mai
 Chotani

Research Intern
  Mr. Vivek Jain
Research Intern
         
Mr. Shalabh
 Upadhyay

Research Intern
  Ms. Himani Pant
Research Intern
         
Ms. Arushi Gupta
Research Intern
  Ms. Ittika Takkar
Research Intern
         
Mr. Himanil Raina
Research Intern
     
         
PUBLICATIONS
Ms. Anshu John
Editor
  Ms. Ritika Passi
Assistant Editor
         
DEVELOPMENT OUTREACH AND COMMUNICATIONS
Mr. Samir Saran
Sr. Fellow &
 Vice President
  Mr. Vidyadharan
 M. P.

Additional Director -
 Communications
         
 
         
Ms. Britta Petersen
Senior Fellow
  Mr. Vivan Sharan
Associate Fellow
         
Ms. Antje Uhlig
Visiting Fellow
  Mr. Manmath Goel
Research Assistant
         
Mr. Vijay Seth
Assistant Manager
 Events
     
         
LIBRARY
Ms. Nisha Verma
Librarian
  Ms. Shubha Gupta
Audio Visual
 Documentation Officer
         
ORF - CHENNAI CHAPTER
Mr. N. Sathiyamoorthy
Director-Chennai Chapter
   
         
ORF - MUMBAI CHAPTER
Mr. Vivek P. Karandikar
Vice President - CRM
  Dr. R. Swaminathan
Visiting Fellow
         
Dr. Leena Chandran
 Wadia

Senior Fellow
  Ms. Radha
 Viswanathan

Fellow and Editor
         
Mr. Gautam Kirtane
Fellow
  Mr. Rammohan
 Shrikant
 Khanapurkar

Fellow
         
Ms. Maansi Parpiani
Fellow
  Ms. Shruti Mahajan
 Deorah

Fellow
         
Ms. Aparna Sivakumar
Fellow
  Mr. Rishi Aggarwal
Fellow
         
Mr. Priyam Gandhi
Fellow
  Ms. Prithvi Hirani
Fellow
         
Mr. Anay Joglekar
Associate Fellow
  Ms. Rachel D’Silva
Associate Fellow
         
Ms. Janki Nirmal
 Pandya

Associate Fellow
  Ms. Payal Tiwari
Associate Fellow
         
Ms. Karishma
 A Makeshwar

Associate Fellow
  Ms. Adithi Muralidhar
Associate Fellow
         
Ms. Shaheeda Kirtane
Associate Fellow
  Mr. Aditya Khandekar
Associate Fellow
         
Mr. Sumedh Madhav
 Kulkarni

Programme Coordinator
  Ms. Priya R
 Jadhav

Research Assistant
         
ORF - KOLKATA CHAPTER
Mr. Rakhahari
 Chatterji

Advisor
  Dr. Biswa Nath
 Bhattacharyay

Distinguished Fellow
         
Ms. Anasua Basu
 Ray Chaudhury

Fellow
  Ms. Pratnashree Basu
Junior Fellow
         
Ms. Swagata Saha
Research Assistant
  Mr. Mihir Bhonsale
Research Assistant
         
Ms. Natasha Sharma
Research Intern
  Ms. Garima Sarkar
Research Intern
         
Ms. Priyanka Dey
Research Intern
     
         
 
 
 



  

  

 
Events
 

(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Talk on

"China's Maritime Silk Route and Implications for India"
by Cmdre R S Vasan (retd) formerly Com-CG, Coast Guard (East)
Saturday, 22 November 2014
(11:00 AM To 1:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Chennai Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

International Conference on

"Regional Integration in the Indo-Pacific: Prospects and Challenges"
Monday, 24 November 2013
(6:00 PM To 8:00 PM)
Tuesday, 25 November 2013
(10:00 AM To 6:00 PM)
Venue: The Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

ORF-GIZ Roundtable Discussion on

"Slum Upgradation"
Tuesday, 25 November 2013
(10:00 AM To 1:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

ORF-GAPP Joint Workshop
Friday, 28 November 2013
(10:00 AM To 5:30 PM)
Venue:New Delhi

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

ORF-CIS Conference
on

"Security, Governments and Data: Technology and Policy"
Tuesday, 2 December 2014
(11:00 AM To 1:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

ORF-Russkiy Mir Conference
on

"New Problems and Trends in Global Geopolitics"
4-5 December 2014
(10:00 AM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Conference

"India-US Strategic Dialogue"
7-9 December 2014
(10:00 AM To 4:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Conference

"Implications of US Elections"
Wednesday, 10 December 2014
(3:00 PM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Conference
on

"India-Bangladesh Friendship Dialogue"
Friday, 12 December 2014
(3:00 PM To 6:00 PM)
Saturday, 13 December 2014
(10:00 AM To 6:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Conference
on

"Mekong Ganga Dialogue"
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
(5:00 PM To 08:00 PM)
Venue: Hotel Oberoi, New delhi
Wednesday , 17 December 2014
(09:30 AM To 6:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi
Thursday, 18 December 2014
(09:30 AM To 11:30 AM)
Venue: ORF Kolkatta

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Roundtable Discussion on

"The Evolving Regional Security Architecture in the Asia Pacific"
Wednesday, 19 December 2013
(10:00 AM To 1:30 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Conference

"India-China Media Exchange"
30-31 January 2015
(9:30 AM To 6:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Roundtable Discussion

"Political Turmoil in West Asia: Perspectives from India and Russia"
2-3 March 2015
(10:00 AM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Conference
on

"CYFY 2015"
14-16 October 2015
(10:00 AM To 6:00 PM)
Venue: New Delhi

 




  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 
Energy/Coal/Power
 
Correcting Global Imbalances: The Role of Oil Trade
11 November 2014
Lydia Powell

Just prior to the financial crisis, reports from leading economic institutions highlighted how global imbalances are being accentuated by oil price increases.

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International
War against ISIS: The picture is gloomy
17 November 2014
Ravi Joshi

In the war against ISIS, the picture is gloomy. The ISIS is unlikely to be pushed back as long as the Coalition's War against it remains only aerial.

 
Modi's Canberra visit: Continuing the momentum
15 November 2014
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

Prime Minister Modi's visit to Australia, taking place nearly 30 years after the last Indian Prime Ministerial visit (Rajiv Gandhi in 1986), comes at a critical time for both countries - when strategic equations are being redrawn, creating new Asian security dynamics.

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National
Redefining multi-stakeholderism for internet
15 November 2014
R. Swaminathan

Democratic multi-stakeholderism has the potential to mitigate the genuine concerns of sovereign nations in terms of protection of their cyber resources and infrastructure - not only from anonymous hackers and non-state actors,

 
Nehru's realism
14 November 2014
C. Raja Mohan

As India's most influential voice on foreign affairs in the run-up to Independence and its chief diplomat for the first 17 years of the republic, Nehru said and did things that can't be stuffed into one box labelled "Nehruvian".

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China
Chinese perceptions of Modi's foreign policy
14 November 2014
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

Tibet and the Dalai Lama's status continue to worry the Chinese. India's stated policy that Tibet is part of China notwithstanding, Chinese feel that India has a hidden agenda.

 
Japan walks the extra mile
11 November 2014
Manoj Joshi

The four-point agreement that was worked out by State Councillor Yang Jichei and Japanese National Security Adviser Shotaro Yachi to enable the meeting between President Xi Jinping of China and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan indicates that Tokyo has walked the extra mile to assuage the Chinese.

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Security
Like a Lady Macbeth
13 November 2014
Vikram Sood

Throughout the 1990s, the Anglo-US duo remained obsessed with India's nuclear plans and virtually refused any discussions on Pakistani assistance to terrorism in India.

 
India's strategic Vietnam defence relations
13 November 2014
P.K. Ghosh

Vietnam has its own difficult history with China. It is not surprising, then, that this emerging country is often seen as a linchpin in India's counter-encirclement and "Look East" policies.

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