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K. K. Nayyar

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, South. He has been closely connected with planning the growth of the modern Indian Navy, having served as Direct>>

K. V. Kesavan

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 International Studies, New Delhi. He was on the faculty of the Centre for East Asian Studies, School of International St>>

K. Yhome

K. Yhome is a Research Fellow with ORF's Neigbhourhood Regional Studies Initiative. His research interests include India’s regional diplomacy, regional and sub-regionalism in South and Southeast Asia, the Bay of Bengal region and China’s southwest provinces. Of late his research has focused on d>>

Kabir Taneja

KabirTaneja is an Associate Fellow with Strategic Studies programme. His research focuses on India’s relations with West Asia, specifically looking at the domestic political dynamics, terrorism, non-state militant actors and the general security paradigm of the region.

Kanchi Gupta

Kanchi Gupta is a Visiting Associate at ORF, New Delhi. Her research focuses on India's West Asia policy, and the political and security dynamics in the region through the prism of extra-regional stakeholders.

Kartik Bommakanti

Kartik Bommakanti is an Associate Fellow with the Strategic Studies Programme at the ORF. He is currently working on a project centered on India’s Space Military Strategy vis-à-vis China. Bommakanti broadly specializes in space military issues, and more specifically t>>

Kriti M. Shah

Kriti Shah is a Research Assistant with ORF. Her research focuses on Afghanistan and Pakistan's foreign and domestic policy, their relationship with each other, the United States and the Taliban. Her other areas of interests include civil-military relations in Pakistan, the Quetta Shura and United S>>