Interns — 2

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.

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.

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.

Neeraj Singh Manhas

Neeraj Singh Manhas is a Doctoral Scholar in International Relations at Sardar Patel University, Gujarat, and completed his M.Phil. in Political Science. Earlier, he was a Research Intern at the National Maritime Foundation (NMF), New Delhi. He is a member of IPSA (Indian Political Science Association), and an Associate member at the National Maritime Foundation (NMF). He has a number of publications to his credit and has participated in a number of national/international conferences. His research interests include India-China dynamics in the Indian Ocean, India’s maritime strategy and affairs of the Indo-pacific 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).

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.