Dr. Alvite Ningthoujam is an Assistant Professor at the Symbiosis School of International Studies (SSIS) Symbiosis International (Deemed University) Pune Maharashtra. Prior to this he served as Consultant (Strategic Affairs) at the National Security Council Secretariat Prime Ministers Office New Delhi. He holds PhD from the Centre for West Asian Studies School of International Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi. His research interests include Israels military exports Israeli foreign policy and its relations with the Southeast and East Asian countries Indo-Israeli relations Indias ties with the Middle Eastern countries and Sino-Middle Eastern cooperation.