Sameer Patil

Sameer Patil

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 @sameerpatilINDDownload high-res picture
Education

M.A. and M.Phil. in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University

Expertise

International security and conflict, cyber-security, defence business, counter-terrorism

Last modified: September 14, 2017

Recent projects

Stockholm hotel Courtesy: Gateway House
19 June 2014 Gateway House

Finding India in Stockholm

A brief visit to Stockholm for a conference provided an opportunity to the author to participate in discussions on India under Prime Minister Modi. It also opened his eyes to many India related things in the Swedish capital
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17 June 2014 Gateway House

India’s vulnerable SCADA systems

Critical infrastructure in India, including oil pipelines, dams and steel plants, is susceptible to cyber attacks because of outdated Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems, which manage their operations. A cyber attack on these systems can be devastating. It is imperative for India to take counter-measures
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13 June 2014 Gateway House

Policy Catalyst: India’s Privacy Law

Edward Snowden’s revelations about the U.S.’s PRISM surveillance raised many issues related to espionage, electronic surveillance and privacy. It brought home the lack of strong privacy laws in India. As the country sets up its own domestic surveillance system, it must also quickly enact statutory privacy legislation
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13 May 2014 Gateway House

‘I had mixed feelings about the resolution’

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