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  • A. Vinod Kumar

    Associate Fellow
    +91 11 2671 7983

    A. Vinod Kumar is Associate Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), and also a Visiting Faculty at the Institute of Foreign Policy Studies (IFPS), University of Calcutta, Kolkata. His research interests include nuclear policy issues (including non-proliferation, nuclear energy and deterrence), missile defence and India’s relations with the great powers. Kumar’s first book titled India and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime – The Perennial Outlier was published by the Cambridge University Press in April 2014. He has written extensively in acclaimed publications including Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, The National Interest, Strategic Analysis, South Asian Survey, Asia Times, Huffington Post and Vayu Aerospace Review, among others. Prior to joining IDSA, Kumar was a journalist with some leading Indian media houses, including as Executive Editor of South Asia Monitor – a media diplomacy platform. He was earlier a Fellow at the Indian Pugwash Society. His ongoing study is on the implications of missile defence for nuclear deterrence. Concurrently, he is also spearheading an archival mining effort to trace India’s nuclear and foreign policy history. Kumar is a recipient of the Ministry of Defence Madras Medal.

    Other Publications

    1. Securing Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats- A. Vinod Kumar (February 9-11, 2016)

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