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Aishik Baag

Aishik Baag is a graduate from Institute of Foreign Policy studies, University of Calcutta. His M.Phil dissertation was on “India-Israel Relation: Perspective on Changing Nature of India’s West Asia Policy” and his area of interests includes Maritime security in the Indian Ocean, riparian relations and geopolitics of South Asia.

Ambar Kumar Ghosh

Ambar Kumar Ghosh is a Doctoral Candidate at the Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University. Ambar is presently working as a Research Assistant at the Observer Research Foundation, Kolkata. He is currently working on the project, “Understanding Public Perceptions: India and China”. He has been a former Guest Faculty at the Department of Political Science, Siliguri College (University of North Bengal) and alumni of Vision India Foundation.

Anindita Mahapatra

Anindita Mahapatra is an alumna of Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi. She takes a special interest in reading, writing, singing, and dancing. She has recently launched a channel for song covers for posting songs she occasionally sings. She is currently interning with KIIPS as its Social Media Coordinator.

Ankita Bharadwaj

Ankita Bhardwaj is currently pursuing Phd in Department of Political Science, in Dibrugarh University. She completed her B.A. (hons) in Political Science from Miranda House, New Delhi and her M.A. and M.Phil from Sikkim University. Her M.Phil dissertation was titled  “India-Myanmar Border Trade Through Mizoram and Manipur: An Assessment”.

Harshita Singh

Harshita Singh is a student of Political Science at Miranda House, University of Delhi.  She is industrious with an equal penchant for policymaking, international developments and foreign policy, which perfectly aligns with her interest in the field of Indo-Pacific region. Currently, she is working as a Research Intern for the Kalinga Institute of Indo- Pacific Studies.

Meghna Pandamukherjee

Meghna Pandamukherjee is a freshman at APU, Japan, majoring in IR. Her hobbies include listening to jazz, writing poetry and lounging in bookstores

Nazir Ahmad Yosufi

Nazir Ahmad Yosufi is from Afghanistan. He is currently pursing his Ph.D. from the Centre for European Studies (CES), School of International Studies (SIS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India. He has been awarded Scholarship for the Ph.D. programme from Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in 2016. He is the founder of Afghan National School, Nimruz province, Afghanistan. He has also received an award from the National Environmental Protection Agency, Nimruz province of Afghanistan in 2013.

Neil Banerjee

Neil Banerjee has done his graduation in Political Science (Honours) from The Bhawanipur Education Society College, affiliated to the University of Calcutta and post-graduation in South and Southeast Asian Studies from University of Calcutta (Alipore Campus), with specialization in Demography and Environmental Studies. His areas of interest include political developments in Southeast Asia and Indo-Pacific as well as India’s policies towards this region.

Priyanjali Simon

Priyanjali Simon is a freelance strategic analyst. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Geopolitics from Manipal Academy of Higher Education. Her research interests include U.S. Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy, India’s Foreign Policy Orientation in the Indo-Pacific and U.S. Policy towards South Asia. She has a number of commentaries and opinion pieces in prominent strategic affairs platforms and websites to her credit, more particularly on affairs of the Indo-Pacific.

Rahul Jaybhay

Rahul Jaybhay is a Masters Student in Politics and International Studies at School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. He completed Bachelors in Economics from Fergusson College, University of Pune. His areas of interest include Realist theory of International Relations, Great Power Competition between the US and China, India’s Maritime Strategy, A2/AD Maritime Strategies, Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on International Politics.

Sanchita Chatterjee

Sanchita Chatterjee is currently pursuing Ph.D. as a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in the Centre for Inner Asian Studies, School of International Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi). She completed her B.A. (hons) and M.A. in Political Science, Jadavpur University (Kolkata)  and her M.Phil. from Centre for Inner Asian Studies, SIS, JNU (New Delhi).

Sukalpa Deka

Sukalpa Deka is a Ph.D. scholar at Dibrugarh University, Assam. She has completed her B.A. in Political Science from Guwahati university and M.A. in Political Science from Pondicherry University.

Srimedha Bandi

Srimedha Bandi is a Foreign Policy and International Affairs Enthusiast. Her research interests range from Peace and Security Studies to Maritime geopolitics, India’s Diplomatic Engagements and Domestic Political dynamics. She is an undergraduate student of Economics and Political Science at Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi. She looks forward to exploring the fields of public policy and diplomacy while trying to unpack world dynamics and comprehend global interconnectedness.

Uphar Dutta

Uphar Dutta, currently pursuing Bsc. Animation and VFX, is a Freelance Graphic Designer, Movie Maker, Content Writer, VFX Artist and an upcoming professional Streamer. He is currently interning with KIIPS as a Graphic Designer.