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Dr. Vijay Sakhuja

Dr. Vijay Sakhuja

Dr. Vijay Sakhuja

Director, of the National Maritime Foundation
New Delhi

Dr. Vijay Sakhuja is the former Director of the National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi. He has also been a faculty member of several think tanks and universities in India and abroad - Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore; Cambodia Institute of Cooperation and Peace, Cambodia (CICP); Senior Fellow, Centre for Airpower Studies (CAPS) and Observer Research Foundation (ORF); Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), and United Service Institution of India (USI); Rashtriya Raksha University, Gandhinagar; Siksha O Anusandhan, Bhubaneswar.

A former navy officer, Dr. Vijay Sakhuja received his M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Sakhuja has published over 50 books, edited/co-edited volumes, and monographs on geopolitics, technology, climate change, Blue Economy, and maritime history. Some of his important works are Asian Maritime Power in the 21st Century: Strategic Transactions - China, India, Southeast Asia; Nagapattinam to Suvarnadwipa: Reflections on the Chola Naval Expeditions to Southeast Asia; Fourth Industrial Revolution Technologies: Maritime and Naval Operations; etc.

His recent publications are Indo-Pacific: Vistas for India-Japan Relationship and Cooperation (2023); Maritime Security Complexes of the Indo-Pacific Region (2022); K.M. Panikkar and the Growth of a Maritime Consciousness in India (2022); Sea of Collective Destiny: Bay of Bengal and BIMSTEC; Indo-Pacific: Re-imagining the Indian Ocean through an Expanded Geography; and 1982 UNCLOS: Perspectives from IORA Member States.

He is a member of the international editorial board of the Journal of Indian Ocean Region (Taylor & Francis), and Journal of Indian Ocean Rim Studies, and the Journal of Greater Mekong Studies.

Dr. Vijay Sakhuja is currently a supervisor to four Ph.D. scholars