Dr. Pankaj K Jha is Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Research, as well as the Director for Centre for Security Studies at the Jindal School of International Affairs, O.P Jindal Global University. He was the Director (Research) with the Indian Council of World Affairs for more than two and half years. He also worked as Deputy Director with the National Security Council Secretariat (2012-2013) and was closely associated with the national security apparatus in India.
Mr. Zeus Hans Mendez is student at the Jindal School of International Affairs, Sonipat, and Centre Coordinator at the Centre for Security Studies, JSIA. His research has focused on topics of military modernization, insurgencies, deradicalization within the realm of Security and Strategic Studies with a specific interest in the Indo-Pacific region. He is also focused on understanding conflict resolution, and peacebuilding in active conflict environments. Additionally, he serves as Research Coordinator at the Centre for Middle East Studies and Research Assistant at the Centre for Security and Strategy Studies (CeSCube).
Ms. Swati Lakshmi Batchu is student of Jindal School of International Affairs, Sonipat, specializing in Peace and Conflict Studies and Research Assistant at the Centre for Security Studies. Her research interests include information warfare, space war-fare, para-military activity and insurgencies, and area studies. Additionally, she is also invested in studying international peace-keeping and peacebuilding, and systematic violence reduction in conflict areas. She is currently also working as Student Coordinator for the Centre for India-China Studies and Research Assistant for the Centre for Afghanistan studies.
Mr. Rayan V Bhagwagar is student of Jindal School of International Affairs, Sonipat and Research Assistant at the Centre for Security Studies. He is currently pursuing a Master of Art’s degree in Diplomacy, Law & Business, specialising in Defence & National Security Studies. His fields of interest lie in modern military history, strategic affairs, tactics, platforms and national security, with a keen eye on Chinese military development and the global initiative toward containing the threat