Course Scholars

Lokendra Sharma

Lokendra Sharma is currently a PhD scholar at the School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), IISc Campus, Bengaluru. He has a Masters degree in International Relations from the MMAJ Academy of International Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He has also qualified for UGC-JRF in International Relations as well as Defense and Strategic Studies. 
Lokendra's primary interests include Environment and Climate Change, Maritime issues, India's Foreign Policy, Arms Control and Disarmament and IR theory.  

He can be contacted at kslk1997@gmail.com 

GP Commentaries

India and COVID-19

Deadly second wave spirals into a humanitarian disaster

April 2021 | CWA # 461

Lokendra Sharma

The Middle East

Bahrain and the UAE have normalized ties with Israel. Five reasons why

October 2020 | CWA # 356

Lokendra Sharma

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GP Insights

India: The second wave drives an unprepared country into a humanitarian disaster

April 2021 | GP Insights # 509

Lokendra Sharma

Iran: Tehran begins producing 60 per cent enriched uranium

April 2021 | GP Insights # 500

Lokendra Sharma

Ten years after Fukushima: A disaster that changed the nuclear trajectory

March 2021 | GP Insights # 484

Lokendra Sharma

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Other Scholars

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

Aparupa Bhattacharjee is currently pursuing her PhD at the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore.  Her research is focussed on Southeast Asia, primarily Myanmar, Thailand, and Malaysia. In particular, she studies politics, conflicts...

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Harini Madhusudan

Harini Madhusudan is currently a PhD scholar, at the International Strategic and Security Studies Programme (ISSSP), School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. She is working a project on Pakistan Research. Her areas of research include Outer Space Law...

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Rashmi Ramesh

Rashmi Ramesh is currently pursuing PhD at the National Institute of Advanced Studies. Rashmi completed her BA in Economics, Political Science and Sociology from Christ (Deemed to be University), Bangalore. She holds a Masters Degree in Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal Academy of Higher...

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Sukanya Bali

Sukanya Bali is currently a Research Consultant at the International Strategic and Security Studies Programme (ISSSP), School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. Her area of research includes Violence and Conflict in South Asia, and China's Soft-power...

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Abigail Miriam Fernandez

Abigail is currently pursuing Masters in the Department of International Studies in Stella Maris College, Chennai. Her areas of interests are peace and conflict management in the MENA region and Latin America, SDG’s role in climate change, maritime issues in particular to the emerging importance...

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Apoorva Sudhakar

Apoorva Sudhakar is a Research Assistant at the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies. Her areas of interest include peace and conflict in South Asia and Africa, climate change and human-wildlife conflict.  Apoorva has completed her Masters degree...

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Akriti Sharma

Akriti Sharma is currently a PhD scholar, at the Science Diplomacy Programme, School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. She holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Political Science from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. Her research interests...

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Avishka Ashok

Avishka Ashok is a Research Assistant with the Science Diplomacy Programme in the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. In the Science Diplomacy Programme, she is currently working on coordinating the activities of the programme, compiling and...

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Joeana Cera Matthews

Joeana Cera Matthews is currently pursuing her Masters at the Department of International Relations in Maharaja’s College, University of Mysore. Her research interests include the refugee crises in the Middle East, human rights violations during war as well as unrecognized nations. Currently,...

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Udbhav Krishna P

Udbhav is currently pursuing Masters in International Studies from the Department of International Studies, Political Science and History, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru. His areas of interests include the Middle East, Nuclear and Weapons Technologies, Security Studies, Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism,...

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