Vidya Sagar Reddy Avuthu

Junior Fellow

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Vidya Sagar Reddy is a Junior Fellow with ORF's Nuclear and Space Policy Initiative. His research interests are technological capabilities of major space-faring nations, civilian and military applications of space assets, human spaceflight and planetary exploration. He is also interested in assessing strategic implications of various geopolitical and military developments.

Vidya completed his MA in Geopolitics and International Relations from Manipal University in 2015. His MA dissertation was titled "China’s Emerging Asymmetric Warfare Capabilities and Its Implications.” He concluded a two-month internship at National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. He graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a Master in Space Systems Engineering.

Current Position(s)

  • Junior Fellow, Nuclear and Space Policy Initiative


  • MA, Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal University (2015)
  • Masters, Space Systems Engineering, University of Michigan