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.
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,
Urvashi is a Fellow at ORF, working on ORF's Global Governance and Climate & Development Initiatives. Her research focuses on southern partnerships for humanitarian and development assistance, India's role in global development
K.V. Kesavan is a Distinguished Fellow at ORF. He is one of the leading Indian scholars in the field of Japanese Studies and obtained his doctoral degree from the Indian School of
Ambassador Rakesh Sood is a Distinguished Fellow at ORF. He has over 38 years of experience in the field of foreign affairs, economic diplomacy and international security issues.