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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
  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. 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
 
 
 
  



  

  

 
Events
 

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Conference
on

"Space Security"
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
(10:00 AM To 1:00 PM)
Venue: Conference Hall

(2:00 PM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Talk
by

"Japanese Professor Dr Shinnichi Kitaoka, President, International University of Japan"
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
(3:30 PM To 5:30 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Book Discussion on

"Restart: The Last Chance for the Indian Economy"
Friday, 20 March 2015
(3:00 PM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Talk on

"PM's Visit to Indian Ocean countries"
by M Ganapathi, IFS (ex-Secretary-West, MEA, GoI)
Saturday, 21 March 2015
(11:00 AM To 1:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Chennai Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Conference on
on

"Europe-Russia and the Ukraine Crisis"
Monday, 30 March 2015
(10:00 AM To 1:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Conference
on

"ORF-MEA West Asia Conference"
Monday, 30 March 2015
(2:00 PM To 5:00 PM)
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
(10:00 AM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Conference
on

"India-France Experts Policy Dialogue"
Thursday, 2 April 2015
(10:00 AM To 5:00 PM)
Friday, 3 April 2015
(10:00 AM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Conference
on

"Asia's Strategic Fault Lines"
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
(11:00 AM To 1:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Conference
on

"Freedom of Expression in a Digital Age"
Friday, 17 April 2015
(11:00 AM To 6:30 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Conference
on

"Continental Strategy or Maritime Defence"
Thursday, 30 April 2015
(10:00 AM To 1:00 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
 
Energy Budget: Highlights & Comments
10 March 2015
Akhilesh Sati & Vinod Kumar Tomar,

Electricity for all by 2020: Electrification, by 2020, of the remaining 20,000 villages in the country, including by off-grid solar power generation.

 
Indian Coal needs a bath
10 March 2015
Ashish Gupta,

Most of the power plants in the country are using inferior grade coal as shown in the table.

 
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International
Modi's Sagar Mala
11 March 2015
C. Raja Mohan

As he swings across the Indian Ocean this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's biggest challenge is not about countering China.

 
India: Mooring in foreign shores?
04 March 2015
Manoj Joshi

India needs to find money to put into strategic investments and projects across the IOR -- whether it is Myanmar, Iran, Sri Lanka or Mauritius.

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National
Northwest turbulence
04 March 2015
C. Raja Mohan

What Delhi needs is a strategy that will generate some influence for India in shaping the future of the critical northwest sub-region.

 
Has the Budget done enough to boost Infrastructure?
04 March 2015
Geethanjali Nataraj

Overall, the infrastructure sector is the winner in this year's budget. The allocation to the sector will go up by 700 bn rupees in 2015/16 over last year

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Maldives
Maldives: Feeble light at the end of the tunnel?
07 March 2015
N Sathiya Moorthy

Nasheed is the nation's most charismatic leader, maybe for all time. In such a scenario,

 
Turmoil in Maldives and India's timid response
07 March 2015
Ravi Joshi

After demonstrating a sharp sense of deeper engagement with the neighbours, from the day of the swearing in,

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Security & Intelligence
India's UNSC aspirations: Is China on board?
05 March 2015
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

Earlier this month, the RIC forum meeting in Beijing supported India's aspirations to play a greater role in the UN. Recently,

 
Restructure the forces before buying hardware
03 March 2015
Manoj Joshi

Before the Government plunges into the physical modernisation of the armed forces, it needs to put in place the much needed modernisation of the way we think about,

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