People

ORF brings together leading and young experts from the government, academia, business and civil society circles across the world who provide high-quality research, recommendations and analysis on a wide range of policy matters.

R. Ashok

R. Ashok has held top management positions at the telecom and railways’ sectors in India. He has also held senior positions at the Central Vigilance Commission, Government of India.

Raghu Raman

Raghu has possibly one of the most unique career profiles spanning over 25 years. He spent eleven years as an officer in the Indian Armed Forces, followed by another eleven years in the corporate sector before joining the Government as CEO of the National Intelligence Grid. He currently serves as th>>

Rajan Gupta

Dr. Rajan Gupta is a theoretical physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory and a Laboratory fellow. He obtained his Masters in Physics from Delhi University, India, and earned his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from The California Institute of Technology in 1982. The main thrust of his research is t>>

Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan is Senior Fellow and Head of the Nuclear and Space Policy Initiative at the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), New Delhi. Dr. Rajagopalan joined ORF after a five-year stint at the National Security Council Secretariat (2003-2007), where she was an Assistant Director>>

Rakesh Kumar Sinha

Mr. Rakesh kumar has done PGDCA (Post Graduation Diploma in Computer Application) from CMC, Delhi Centre and CIC(certificate in Computing) from IGNOU, Delhi Centre. He is a Graduate in Statistics from Jodhpur University, Rajasthan. He has worked Under Late Dr. Sanghamitra Das and Dr. Abhiroop Mukhop>>

Rakesh Sood

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.

Rakhahari Chatterji

Professor in Political Science, Calcutta University (Retired 2008). Formerly Dean, Faculty of Arts, Calcutta University; Visiting Fellow in Political Science and Associate, Committee on South Asian Studies, University of Chicago; Visiting Fellow in Political Science at the University of Michigan (An>>

Ravi Joshi

Mr. Ravi Kumar S Joshi, (prefers Ravi Joshi), after doing his Masters in Political Science (Mysore University, 1972-74) and M Phil on Chinese Studies, (School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 1974-76) joined the Government of India, in January 1978.

Rhea Colaco

Rhea Colaco is a Research Intern at ORF working on the Health team under the Development and Society Initiative. She holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi. She has previously interned with the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and Lim>>

Ritika Passi

Ritika Passi is Project Editor and Associate Fellow at ORF. Her research focuses on issues of connectivity, security and development. She is currently working on the Belt and Road Initiative and the International North-South Transport Corridor. In an editorial capacity, she is in charge of ideating,>>

Rohit Bansal

Rohit is an alum of Harvard Business School and St Stephen’s College. He is a British Chevening scholar and has undertaken short professional programmes at University of Westminster, The Times Centre for Media Studies, and The European Journalism Centre, Maastricht. Rohit has served on the board o>>

Rumi Aijaz

Rumi Aijaz is Senior Fellow at ORF, where he is responsible for the conduct of the Urban Policy Research Initiative. He conceived and designed the programme in 2007. Since then, the programme has grown and gained recognition both in India and abroad.