Three Gateway House fellows offer policy advice to the new Indian government
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. He tweets at @sameerpatilIND. Download high-res picture
M.A. and M.Phil. in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University
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Last modified: June 16, 2017
U.S Congressman Robert Pittenger, co-sponsor of the resolution urging the U.S government to continue with its policy of not granting a visa to Narendra Modi says he signed the resolution despite having mixed feelings. In an interview to Gateway House he also talks about the potentials of the India-U.S. bilateral
An opportunity to deliver lectures at the Maharashtra Police Academy gave an insight into the practical challenges faced by the police in fighting terrorism. It was also an important reminder of the significance of having a well-trained police machinery as the foundation of national security
Festering territorial disputes have resulted in a fresh conflict between India and China over stapled visas, which has cast a shadow over the burgeoning people to people exchange programmes. It is time the two countries arrived at an abiding bilateral engagement to resolve this
Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit says his country wants to re-engage with India after the next government takes charge. In an interview to Gateway House, he also spoke about the need to promote people to people exchange programmes, especially among the youth
Fake currency, widely in circulation in India, has become a serious threat with counterfeiters taking advantage of the election season to pump in more money. India has implemented counter-measures, but must utilise advanced techniques and sensitise local law enforcement machinery to counter the menace
An alleged terror attack took place on the Jammu-Kathua national highway on March 28, 2014. While the details and reasons for this attack are still ambiguous, Sameer Patil, National Security Fellow, Gateway house shares his on the situation.
The classified Henderson Brooks report on the India-China War is still relevant for India, considering China's renewed aggression at the Line of Actual Control. The findings highlight the need to re-think our muddled China policy and coordination among the political, bureaucratic and military establishments.
The Nuclear Security Summit was first held in 2010 with the goal of raising awareness about the need to tighten control of nuclear material. The agenda of the Nuclear Security Summit in 2014 is to work towards the establishment of tight controls over nuclear materials, seek greater transparency on national measures to enhance nuclear security, ask more countries to join international agreements on the physical protection of nuclear material, reduce the use of highly enriched uranium (HEU) and plutonium in national nuclear programmes and strengthen the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
The classified Henderson Brooks report on the India-China War is still relevant for India, considering China’s renewed aggression at the Line of Actual Control. The findings highlight the need to re-think our muddled China policy and coordination among the political, bureaucratic and military establishments