Bio: I am currently working as an Associate Fellow in the Strategic Studies Program at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. I recently received my PhD from Center for International Politics, Organisation and Disarmament, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. My PhD research investigated the interaction between international political structures and domestic political ideologies in the making of Indian foreign policy with special emphasis on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government, 1998-2004. Prof. Rajesh Rajagapalan was my thesis supervisor. The thesis was externally reviewed by Dr. C. Raja Mohan and Dr. Srinath Raghavan. In spring 2013, I was a fellow at the Rising Powers Initiative of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, George Washington University. For the academic year 2013-14, I was awarded an International PhD Partnering Fellowship at King’s College London by the United Kingdom Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC). In 2014, the Strategic Studies Institute of the US Army War College awarded me (along with Frank O’ Donnell and Harsh V. Pant) an external research grant to study the evolution of India’s nuclear weapons programme and doctrine. In June 2015, I was affiliated with Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as a visiting fellow. My writings have appeared in International Affairs, Survival, US Naval War College Review, Comparative Strategy, Harvard Asia Quarterly, India Review, Asia Policy, Journal of Defence Studies and Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs. I have co-authored 'The US ‘Pivot’ and Indian Foreign Policy: Asia's Emerging Balance of Power' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and another co-authored book 'India in Nuclear Asia: Regional Forces, Perceptions and Policies' will be published by Orient Blackswan in 2017. A monograph length working paper – The Imagined Arsenal: India’s Nuclear Decision-Making, 1973-76 – was recently published by the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, Washington DC. A monograph titled 'India’s Evolving Nuclear Force and Implications for U.S. Strategy in the Asia-Pacific' has been published by the Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College.