Distinguished Fellows

Shakti Sinha

Honorary Director, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Policy Research and International Studies, MS University, Vadodara
Shri Shakti Sinha recently retired as the Director of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML), New Delhi. A 1979 batch AGMUT cadre IAS officer, Shri Sinha was part of Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s PMO in late 90s. He has served as senior adviser to the Executive Director at the World Bank and in UN mission to Afghanistan. He was Chief Secretary of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and then CMD of Delhi Transco Limited. He has also served as Director of India Foundation.

Prabha Rao

Executive Director, South Asian Institute for Strategic Affairs and Distinguished Scholar
Ms. Prabha Rao is Executive Director, South Asian Institute for Strategic Affairs and Distinguished Scholar at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. She is a former IPS officer from Karnataka cadre (1982 batch) who went on a deputation to cabinet secretariat and served in several locations abroad. She also runs an NGO — Encourage India, for skilling victims of trafficking and left-wing extremism.