Maritime Policy

Tracks and analyses developments in the Indo-Pacific region covering India’s maritime strategy, Blue-economy, the Act East Policy, naval engagement in Asia and Africa, multilateral maritime governance architectures, Indian Ocean trade regimes, shipping and maritime infrastructure in Asia, SLOCs security and non-traditional security challenges.

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Falguni Sen

Ph.d from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Awarded the Gladys and Henry Crown award for excellence in teaching. Consulted with firms in the U.S., India, Switzerland and Ireland. Expert in semiconductor, computer and

Gayathri Iyer

Gayathri Iyer works with the ORF Maritime Policy Initiative. She tracks ocean governance policies and international maritime trade sustainability for global development.

Vivan Sharan

Vivan Sharan likes to describe himself as a 'deep generalist.' Having formerly headed ORF's Global Governance Initiative, he has been working closely with the Indian government on strategic areas, such as the

Ashok Dhar

Ashok Dhar is Director of ORF's Kolkata centre and has been steering its activities since it moved to its own campus in Rajarhat.