Ajit Doval, former Director of the Intelligence Bureau, has taken charge as India's National Security Advisor. Sameer Patil, Associate National Security Fellow, Gateway House, lists the top 3 challenges for the new NSA.
Fellow, International Security Studies Programme
Sameer Patil is Fellow, International Security Studies Programme, Gateway House. Prior to this, he was Assistant Director at the National Security Council Secretariat in Prime Minister’s Office, New Delhi, where he handled counter-terrorism and regional security desks. Sameer has written extensively on various aspects of national security including counter-terrorism, cyber security, Kashmir issue, India-Pakistan and India-China relations. He is also a dissertation advisor at the Naval War College, Goa. In 2019, he was a recipient of the Canberra Fellowship, awarded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia. He tweets at @sameerpatilIND. Download high-res picture
M.A. and M.Phil. in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University
International security and conflict, cyber-security, defence business, counter-terrorism
Last modified: June 16, 2017
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