Ph.D. in International Relations, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Areas of Interests/Specialization
Nuclear Deterrence and Strategy Strategic Capabilities in India's Neighbourhood . National Security Decision Making. India's Defence Ecosystem . Higher Defence Management.
Assistant Professor, Dept of Defence and Strategic Studies, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune Assistant Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore Assistant Director, National Security Council Secretariat, Govt. of India. Associate Fellow, Indian Pugwash Society, New Delhi
Awards & Honours
Member, International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS), London, United Kingdom. Member, Asia-Pacific Leadership Network (APLN) for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament. Member, International Network of Emerging Nuclear Specialists (INENS), London, United Kingdom. Associate Member, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. Associate Member, United Services Institute (USI), New Delhi.
Best Peer Reviewed Publications
"Iranian Nuclear Agreement: Understanding the Nonproliferation Paradigm," Journal of Contemporary Review of Middle East, Vol. 3, No. 1, April 2016, pp. 3-22.. "Indian Defence R&D: Transitioning from 'Make in India' to 'Made in India'," Synergy: Journal of Centre for Joint Warfare Studies, CENJOWS, Vol. 7, No. 2, December 2015, pp. 45-62. . "Pakistan's Nasr/Hatf-IX missile: Challenges for Indo-Pak Deterrence," Strategic Analysis, Vol. 38, No. 4, July 2014, 444-448. "IAEA Safeguards: Evolution and Current Status," International Journal of South Asian Studies, Vol. 6, No.1, Jan-June 2013, pp. 129-146.
Reccent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books
Arun Vishwanathan and Rajaram Nagappa, Eds., Troubling Tehran: Reflections on Geopolitics, New Delhi: Pentagon Press, 2013, ISBN: 978-81-8274-723-4. Rajaram Nagappa, Arun Vishwanathan and Aditi Malhotra, Hatf-IX/ NASR - Pakistan's Tactical Nuclear Weapon: Implications for Indo-Pak Deterrence, Bangalore: National Institute of Advanced Studies, 2013, ISBN: 978-81-87663-79-9. Kaveri Ashok, Arun Vishwanathan, S. Chandrashekar, LV Krishnan, Lalitha Sundaresan, and Rajaram Nagappa, Workshop Summary: Advanced techniques in environmental monitoring, Bangalore: National Institute of Advanced Studies, 2016, NIAS Report R39-2016, ISBN: 978-93-83566-22-8
Collaborated with Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington D.C. to organize the "Young Scholars Workshop on Strategic Issues" at the Central University of Gujarat, November 2017. "Complex Deterrence in Southern Asia" Workshop on "Nuclear Stability at Low Numbers: The South Asian Challenge," Cornell University, Washington DC, May 2-3, 2016. "North Korean 2016 Nuclear Test and Evolving Space and Missile Capabilities," India-Japan Workshop, Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), Tokyo, March 17, 2016.
Patents (If any)