People

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Abhijit Singh

A former naval officer, Abhijit Singh, Senior Fellow, heads the Maritime Policy Initiative at ORF. A maritime professional with specialist and command experience in front-line Indian naval ships, he has been involved the writing of India's maritime strategy (2007). He is a keen commentator on mariti>>

Abhijnan Rej

Abhijnan is a Fellow at ORF working on multilateral economic relations, strategic dimensions of economic policies and computational economics.

Akhilesh Sati

Akhilesh is a Programme Manager for the ORF Energy Initiative. He provides and interprets data on energy, and is involved in organisational work for the intiaitive.

Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury

Anasua Basu, PhD, is a Fellow with ORF's Neighbourhood Regional Studies Initiative. She specialises in South Asia, energy politics, forced migration and women in conflict situations in South Asia.

Anita Sengupta

Dr. Anita Sengupta is a Visiting Fellow at ORF. She is an area-studies specialist and has been tracking the Eurasian region, with Uzbekistan functioning as her area of special interest. She has also worked extensively on Turkish politics and on the Syrian refugee crisis in Turkey.

Anupam Ghosh

- Designation at ORF and which programme /initiative you are working for at ORF: RESEARCH ASSISTANT, Working on an Urban Water availability and quality in the KMC area project. - Any specific, current project(s) you lead at ORF: NA - Areas of research: Resource econom>>

Aparajit Pandey

Aparajit is an Associate Fellow with ORF’s Climate, Energy and Resources programme. His research focuses primarily on incentivising institutional investor and international debt financing for climate action projects, domestic policy changes to encourage local investmen>>

Aparna Roy

Aparna Roy is an Associate Fellow working with the Climate Change and Development Initiative. Her current research explores the impact of and vulnerability to climate change with potential for adaptation.

Arka Biswas

Arka is currently pursuing projects on India’s nuclear weapons policy and doctrine, and India's membership to the export control groups. His research areas include nuclear weapons policy, non-proliferation, disarmament and security.

Arun Mohan Sukumar

Arun Sukumar heads ORF’s Cyber Security and Internet Governance Initiative and is the Co-Chair of CyFy: The India Conference on Cyber Security and Internet Governance. He is the elected Vice Chair of the Asia-Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum. By invitation fr>>

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.

Ashok Malik

Ashok Malik is a Distinguished Fellow, and Head of ORF's Neighbourhood Regional Studies Initiative. His work focuses on Indian domestic politics and foreign/trade policy, and their increasing interplay, as well as on the broader process of globalisation and how it is influencing policy choices in no>>

Atul Chandra

Mr Atul Chandra, a Petroleum Engineer, joined India’s National Oil Company, ONGC and reached the board level at a very young age. Besides managing oil field operations and establishing a technical research and development institute, he was responsible for the successful implementation of multi->>

Avantika Deb

Avantika Deb is a Research Assistant at the Observer Research Foundation, working on the Indo-Pacific & ASEAN Initiative, as well as the Japan Programme. Her core areas of interest include Japanese Foreign and Security Policy, international relations of East Asia, selected issues in the Indo-Pac>>