Ayjaz Wani
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Ayjaz Wani (Phd) is a Fellow in the Strategic Studies Programme at ORF. Based out of Mumbai, he tracks China’s relations with Central Asia, Pakistan and the Uyghur Muslim minorities of China’s Xinjiang province. In addition, Dr Wani tracks India-Central Asia relations, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and connectivity projects in the region including Chabahar and International North-South Transport Corridor.  He has an abiding interest in Kashmir affairs and is well-versed in region’s security dynamics including terrorism and radicalisation. Dr Wani is a member of the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs and has written extensively in national newspapers like The Hindu, Business Standard, Money control, Firstpost and others.

He is widely published in international and national peer reviewed journals.

He has received fellowships from Xinjiang Social Science Academy in Urumchi, Xinjiang; and the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi. Wani is also a EUCAIS fellow where he undertook a two-year programme — “The European Union and Central Asia in the International System.”

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