Mihir Bhonsale

Junior Fellow

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Mihir Bhonsale is a Junior Fellow with ORF’s Neighbourhood and Regional Studies Initiative. He is currently working on a research project titled, “Understanding Events on the India-China Border (2003-2015)”. He is the coordinator of ORF’s South Asia Weekly monitor and a regular contributor on Bhutan and Myanmar for the Weekly. He is the co-author of the ORF Occasional Paper, “Driving Across the South Asian Borders: The Motor Vehicle Agreement Between Bhutan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal”. He has co-authored an article in The Hindu Business Line titled “Act East for Better Connectivity” and has written an opinion-editorial for Dhaka Tribune titled “A President for Myanmar”. His research areas include India’s Look East/ Act East policy, Sino-Indian border, Ethnicity, Tourism and Culture.

He has an MA degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University. He is presently pursuing PhD at the University of Calcutta on the ethnic identity of the Tai-Khamti tribe of North-East India. He has worked as a correspondent in The Bengal Post newspaper in Kolkata and has interned for the Indian Express, Mumbai besides having short stints in broadcast and new media.


  • Regional Studies
  • Neighbourhood Studies- Bhutan and Myanmar
  • Ethnicity
  • India-China border

Current Position(s)

Junior Fellow with Neighbourhood and Regional Studies Initiative

Past Position(s)

Correspondent with The Bengal Post, Kolkata


  • Pursuing PhD. at University of Calcutta
  • MA in Comparative Literature