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: December 8, 2017

Recent projects

Sharif-Xi jinping Courtesy:
14 May 2015 Gateway House

OBOR and India’s security concerns

While China will seek India’s cooperation on its ambitious ‘One Belt, One Road’ project during Prime Minister Modi’s visit this week, Indian policy makers must soon articulate a definite stand on this transnational corridor by bridging the country’s security concerns and the benefits of such an engagement with China.
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12 May 2015 Gateway House

Defence and India’s private sector

Rapidly evolving security threats in India's neighbourhood and a number of accidents means it is critical for India to invest in the modernisation as well as the indigenisation of India's rapidly obsolescing defence equipment. This policy perspective provides recommendations on what role Indian private sector can play in the modernisation of India's defence sector
Security Jam 2 Courtesy: Friends of Europe
5 March 2015 Gateway House

Security Jam Report 2015

Gateway House was a partner with Security and Defence Agenda for Security Jam 2014, a 3-day online global conversation where issues such as cyber security, the EU’s role as a global security broker, and other global challenges were discussed by experts from around the world. The full report is now available.

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30 January 2015 Gateway House

Business underpins India-U.S. defence deal

In the recent defence technology cooperation deal with the U.S., India has prioritised the private sector over public sector units. If the government and business now work together productively, they can create a much-needed and robust long-term defence industrial base in India
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8 January 2015 Gateway House

War and Peace

The Islamic State’s violence dominated 2014’s news headlines, masking important non-violent initiatives around the world. But endeavors for peaceful solutions are thriving, and India, with its legacy of a non-violent freedom struggle, must contribute to this process as a counter-force against the advocates of violence
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6 January 2015 Gateway House

The ‘deep web’: new threat to business

Cyber crime has transcended hacking and other online illegal activities—the black markets of the “hidden” internet are now a potent threat. This “darknet” is used by illicit traders, saboteurs and terrorist groups—with serious financial and security implications for the Indian government and business sector
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25 November 2014 Gateway House

Combating terror financing through SAARC

Despite an early regional consensus on counter-terror, SAARC’s record in tackling terrorism remains dismal. With the widening network of terrorist groups in the subcontinent, it is imperative that India takes the lead in forging substantial counter-terrorism cooperation, particularly on the issue of financing
India’s latest Defence Acquisitions: Breakdown
29 October 2014

India’s latest Defence Acquisitions: Breakdown

The Indian Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved of defence projects this week worth Rs. 80,000 crores ($13 billion). Sameer Patil, Associate National Security Fellow at Gateway House, provides a breakdown of these acquisitions.