Ph.D. Foreign Policy Analyst. Senior Researcher at York University, Academic Director at Liaison College.
Earlier she was a Research Fellow with the Ministry of External Affairs Think Tank Indian Council for World Affairs,(ICWA) New Delhi. Prior to ICWA worked as an Associate Fellow with a Security and Defence Studies Think Tank the Institute of Defense Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and fellow with the Department of Science and Technology, and News Analyst with All India Radio.
Taught in the University of Helsinki (Finland), University of Hannover (Germany). She was a Fellow with the Aleksanteri Institute & Cristina Institute, Helsinki, Finland. Was a visiting fellow with the Institute for Oriental Studies, Pushkin Institute, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. She was a Post Doctoral Fellow with the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, Kennan Institute, USA. Her research interest includes: geopolitical issues, foreign policy and strategic dimensions of security including energy security with focus on the Former Soviet States and India, multilateral organisations like SCO, BRIC, CSTO, NATO and EU. She has contributed widely on these research areas nationally and internationally. Authored a book on “Russia and it's Near Abroad: Strategic Dynamics and Implications”, and edited books on “Russia-India-China: Evolution of Geopolitical Strategic Trends”, “India-Russia Strategic Partnership: Challenges and Prospects”, & “India-Azerbaijan: The Silk Route Connection”. She has published research articles in various national and international journals, in edited books, in newspapers and in websites.
She has also written policy briefs, issue briefs and occasional papers on her subject of expertise. She has also delivered lectures and presented papers in many national and international Conferences in various Universities and Think Tanks. She can Speak, Read and Write in English, Russian, Bengali, Hindi and Finnish languages.
In 2012 was awarded by Pushkin medal, the special Russian state award for outstanding contribution in promoting Russian-Indian cultural, scientific and trade cooperation.