Uma Shankar has an engineering and business background and has worked in the Indian oil and gas sector for over 20 years. During his deputation in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural
Akhil Deo is a Research Assistant at ORF. His interests include urban governance, sustainable development, civil liberties, cyber governance and the impact of future technologies on society.
Professor Harsh V Pant is a Distinguished Fellow and Head of ORF’s Strategic Studies programme. He holds a joint appointment with the Department of Defence Studies and King's India Institute as Professor
He is a former Vice Chief of the Indian Navy and has the rare distinction of having commanded both the Western & Eastern fleets of the Indian Navy, having served as Commander-in-Chief,