Shaheli Das

Junior Fellow

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Shaheli Das is a Junior Fellow at ORF's Institute of Strategic Studies in the East Asia Program. Her research focuses on the rise of China, the strategic priorities in China's foreign policy agenda and China's security strategy. Her other areas of interest are geopolitics of East Asia, China's domestic politics and India's neighbourhood diplomacy. Shaheli is also a Doctoral candidate at Jawaharlal Nehru University and her thesis focuses on 'China's Foreign Policy towards Latin America: A Case Study of Brazil, 2001-16'.


  • China's Foreign Policy
  • Geopolitics of East Asia

Past Position(s)

Research Associate at the Centre for Air Power Studies


Doctoral candidate at the Centre for East Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Language Fluency

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Bengali
  • Chinese (elementary)