Strategic Studies

As India sheds its role as a balancing power and moves towards becoming a leading power in its own right, ORF Strategic Studies Programme contributes to the growing public debate around the purpose of India’s power. Through a mix of deep-dive publications, incisive interventions, and flagship events, the programme focuses on core national security and foreign policy issues of our times. Programme scholars blend strategic theory and penetrating case studies to craft policy interventions that seeks to shape India’s engagement with a world in flux.

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Kartik Bommakanti

Kartik Bommakanti is a Senior 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

Kabir Taneja

Kabir Taneja is a Fellow with Strategic Studies programme. His research focuses on India’s relations with West Asia, specifically looking at the domestic political dynamics, terrorism, non-state militant actors and

Premesha Saha

Premesha Saha is a Fellow with ORF’s Strategic Studies Programme. Her research focuses on Southeast Asia, East Asia, Oceania and the emerging dynamics of the Indo-Pacific region. Premesha’s other research