Researchers

Senior Research Fellows

  • Shristi Pukhrem

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    Dr. Shristi Pukhrem is a Senior Research Fellow at India Foundation. She has been awarded Doctorate from the Centre of South Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Earlier she has worked as a Researcher at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA), New Delhi. Her areas of research and interest cover India-ASEAN relations, India and Southeast Asia relations, Act-East Policy. She has served as a Visiting Scholar at the ASEAN Studies Centre, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok and she was also selected as one of the Canberra Fellows in March 2019 during which she participated in the Trilateral Canberra Fellowship held in Australia.

    Dr. Shristi Pukhrem is a Senior Research Fellow at India Foundation. She has been awarded Doctorate from the Centre of South Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Earlier she has worked as a Researcher at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA), New Delhi. Her areas of research and interest cover India-ASEAN relations, India and Southeast Asia relations, Act-East Policy. She has served as a Visiting Scholar at the ASEAN Studies Centre, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok and she was also selected as one of the Canberra Fellows in March 2019 during which she participated in the Trilateral Canberra Fellowship held in Australia.

  • Deeksha Goel

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    Deeksha Goel is currently working as a Senior Research Fellow at India Foundation. Her research interests include Geopolitics of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and Development Financing in the IOR. Deeksha graduated as an Engineer specialising in Electronics and Communication and has a MBA in Finance.

    Deeksha Goel is currently working as a Senior Research Fellow at India Foundation. Her research interests include Geopolitics of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and Development Financing in the IOR. Deeksha graduated as an Engineer specialising in Electronics and Communication and has a MBA in Finance.

  • Soumya Chatuvedi

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    Soumya Chaturvedi is a Senior Research Fellow at India Foundation. A lawyer by education, she holds a postgraduate degree from Jindal School of International Relations and a specialization in Asia Pacific Security from University of Birmingham, UK. Her research interests include internal security, terrorism, peace and conflict studies. Since August 2019, she is steering the Jammu and Kashmir Security Tracker Project as a part of her endeavors to contribute towards counter-terrorism studies in India.

    Soumya Chaturvedi is a Senior Research Fellow at India Foundation. A lawyer by education, she holds a postgraduate degree from Jindal School of International Relations and a specialization in Asia Pacific Security from University of Birmingham, UK. Her research interests include internal security, terrorism, peace and conflict studies. Since August 2019, she is steering the Jammu and Kashmir Security Tracker Project as a part of her endeavors to contribute towards counter-terrorism studies in India.
  • Shreya Challagalla

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    Shreya has completed her masters in development from the Institute of Development Studies, UK. She has previously been associated with ORF and is currently a Senior Research Fellow at IF.

    Shreya has completed her masters in development from the Institute of Development Studies, UK. She has previously been associated with ORF and is currently a Senior Research Fellow at IF.
  • Apurv Mishra

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    Apurv Mishra is currently the Editor-in- Chief at India Law Journal and Senior Research Fellow at India Foundation. He is also Visiting Faculty at Ashoka University and teaches courses on law at several institutions including Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai; and NLIU Bhopal.

    Apurv Mishra is currently the Editor-in- Chief at India Law Journal and Senior Research Fellow at India Foundation. He is also Visiting Faculty at Ashoka University and teaches courses on law at several institutions including Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai; and NLIU Bhopal.
  • Pavithra Srinivasan

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    Pavithra Srinivasan is a Visiting Fellow of India Foundation. She holds a postgraduate degree in Economics from one of the top colleges in Chennai, Ethiraj College for Women. She is an acclaimed Bharatanatyam artiste, and has performed extensively across India, USA,UK, Canada & Europe. She is the founder of Arsha Kala Bharati.AKB not only teaches Bharatanatyam & Vedic Heritage, it is, also, making value-based educational videos/tutorials on the essence of each chapter of The Bhagavad Gita in Natya – a pioneering endeavour.

    Pavithra Srinivasan is a Visiting Fellow of India Foundation. She holds a postgraduate degree in Economics from one of the top colleges in Chennai, Ethiraj College for Women. She is an acclaimed Bharatanatyam artiste, and has performed extensively across India, USA,UK, Canada & Europe. She is the founder of Arsha Kala Bharati.AKB not only teaches Bharatanatyam & Vedic Heritage, it is, also, making value-based educational videos/tutorials on the essence of each chapter of The Bhagavad Gita in Natya – a pioneering endeavour.
  • Research Fellows

    Rohit Kumar

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    Rohit Kumar is a Research Fellow at India Foundation. His area of research includes Borders & migration crisis and Conflict resolution through good governance. He has attended multiple international conferences, dialogues and events. Within India his area of focus primarily is tracking governance and conflict related issues of Northeast India & Jammu & Kashmir.

    Rohit Kumar is a Research Fellow at India Foundation. His area of research includes Borders & migration crisis and Conflict resolution through good governance. He has attended multiple international conferences, dialogues and events. Within India his area of focus primarily is tracking governance and conflict related issues of Northeast India & Jammu & Kashmir.

Visiting Fellows

  • Sudarshan Ramabadran

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    Sudarshan Ramabadran is currently the Deputy Director of India Foundation. He has graduated in Commerce from Chennai ( India) and later studied journalism from the Asian College of Journalism in India. He has previously worked with the New Indian Express ( a leading news daily) in Chennai & the Department of Information & Broadcasting, Government of Gujarat, Gandhi Nagar. He has also served as a co-ordinator for All India Chinmaya Yuva Kendra, Global Youth Wing of Chinmaya Mission ( Renowned Spiritual Organisation). His interests are Security, Strategy & International Relations.

    Sudarshan Ramabadran is currently the Deputy Director of India Foundation. He has graduated in Commerce from Chennai ( India) and later studied journalism from the Asian College of Journalism in India. He has previously worked with the New Indian Express ( a leading news daily) in Chennai & the Department of Information & Broadcasting, Government of Gujarat, Gandhi Nagar. He has also served as a co-ordinator for All India Chinmaya Yuva Kendra, Global Youth Wing of Chinmaya Mission ( Renowned Spiritual Organisation). His interests are Security, Strategy & International Relations.

  • B Shruti Rao

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    Shruti Rao is currently a Master of International Business candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. She is also a Frédéric Bastiat Fellow with the Mercatus Centre at George Mason University and a Yenching scholar at Peking University. Shruti’s research interests are Political Economy, Comparative Politics and Diplomacy. She has previously served as the Assistant Editor of the India Foundation Journal and Chintan: India Foundation Blogs.

    Shruti Rao is currently a Master of International Business candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. She is also a Frédéric Bastiat Fellow with the Mercatus Centre at George Mason University and a Yenching scholar at Peking University. Shruti’s research interests are Political Economy, Comparative Politics and Diplomacy. She has previously served as the Assistant Editor of the India Foundation Journal and Chintan: India Foundation Blogs.

  • Rishi Bagree

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    Rishi Bagree is an investment banker with experience in working with organisations like JM Morgan Stanley, and GDB Industries.

    Rishi Bagree is an investment banker with experience in working with organisations like JM Morgan Stanley, and GDB Industries.
  • Hamsa Devineni

    Hamsa Devineni is a practicing lawyer in Hyderabad and holds an LLM distinction in Admiralty & Maritime laws from Tulane University, USA. She is a visiting faculty at NALSAR, Hyderabad and NALANDA University, Rajgir and was previously a visiting fellow at the National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi. She is also a politician and has served as the spokesperson of BJP Andhra Pradesh and contested as the BJP Lok Sabha candidate for Ananthapur constituency in the 2019 General Elections.

    Hamsa Devineni is a practicing lawyer in Hyderabad and holds an LLM distinction in Admiralty & Maritime laws from Tulane University, USA. She is a visiting faculty at NALSAR, Hyderabad and NALANDA University, Rajgir and was previously a visiting fellow at the National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi. She is also a politician and has served as the spokesperson of BJP Andhra Pradesh and contested as the BJP Lok Sabha candidate for Ananthapur constituency in the 2019 General Elections.
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  • Raghav Pandey

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    Raghav Pandey is currently working as an assistant professor of Law at Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai and also a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay. He is an alumnus of National Law University, Lucknow, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai and Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. Along with having publications on current affairs, history, Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence, and Criminal Law, he is also a contributor at Firstpost, Moneycontrol, ThePrint&The Hindu.

    Raghav Pandey is currently working as an assistant professor of Law at Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai and also a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay. He is an alumnus of National Law University, Lucknow, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai and Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. Along with having publications on current affairs, history, Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence, and Criminal Law, he is also a contributor at Firstpost, Moneycontrol, ThePrint&The Hindu.