Nandan Unnikrishnan is a Vice President and Senior Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. He joined ORF in 2004. He looks after the Eurasia Programme of Studies. An alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), he began his career as a journalist with the Press Trust of India (PTI). From 1985 to 1987, he was deputed by PTI to the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA). In 1995, after 15 years in PTI culminating with a three-year posting to Moscow as the Bureau Chief, he moved to Business India’s Television Channel - TVI. He joined TVI as the News Coordinator for International Affairs rising to head the channel by 1998. During his tenure with ORF, Nandan has participated in several National and International conferences, lectured in academic and specialised institutions in India and abroad.
International Relations - specialising in Russia, Central Asia and other former Soviet territories. Indian Foreign Policy.
At ORF's Centre for International Relations, he looks after the Eurasian Studies Programme.