Kartik Bommakanti is a Fellow with the Strategic Studies Programme. Kartik specialises in space military issues and his research is primarily centred on the Indo-Pacific region. He also works on emerging technologies as well as nuclear, conventional and sub-conventional coercion, particularly in the context of the Indian subcontinent and the role of great powers in the subcontinent’s strategic dynamics. He has published in peer reviewed journals.
Kartik Bommakanti, “Satellite Integration and Multiple Independently RetargetableReentry Vehicles Technology: Indian–United States Civilian Space Cooperation,” Astropolitics, Vol. 7, Issue 1, 2009, pp. 7-31.
Kartik Bommakanti, “Coercion and Control: Explaining India's Victory at Kargil,” India Review, Vol. 10, Issue 3, 2011, pp. 293-328.
Kartik Bommakanti, “The Use of Force—Stability and Instability: India, Pakistan, and China,” India Review, Vol. 11, Issue 3, 2012, pp. 161-190.
- Emerging Technologies
- Strategic Coercion
- Strategy and Space Military Technology
- Senior Analyst, S. RajaratnamSchool of International Studies, Singapore
- Research Associate, Center for Airpower Studies, New Delhi
- Research Assistant, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi
- Research Intern, Center for Defense Information, Washington DC
- South Asia Intern, Armed Conflict Data Base, International Institute of Strategic Studies, London
- MRes, War Studies, King’s College London
- MA International Policy Studies, (nonproliferation), Monterey Institute of International Studies, Middlebury College
- BA (Hons), Flinders University, Adelaide
- Telugu (basic speaking proficiency)
- Hindi (basic speaking, writing and reading proficiency)