Dr Vijay Sakhuja

Adjunct Faculty, School of Maritime, Air and Space Studies (SMASS).

About Dr Vijay Sakhuja

Dr Vijay Sakhuja is former Director, National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi, India. He is also Co-founder and Trustee of The Peninsula Foundation, Chennai, India; Distinguished Fellow, Center for Public Policy Research, Kochi, India; Visiting Senior Fellow, Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP), Phnom Penh; and is associated with Kalinga International Foundation, New Delhi; Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi; and Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) New Delhi.

Dr Sakhuja has been on the faculty of a number of think tanks and universities in India and abroad – Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore; Senior Fellow Gujarat National Law University, India; Director (Research), Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA); Senior Fellow, Centre for Airpower Studies (CAPS) and Observer Research Foundation (ORF); Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), and United Service Institution of India (USI).

A former Indian Navy officer, Sakhuja specializes in Indo-Pacific affairs, naval developments, maritime security, climate change, Arctic issues, Blue Economy and 4th Industrial Revolution technologies. He has published over 40 books, edited volumes and monographs.

He is author of ‘Asian Maritime Power in the 21st Century: Strategic Transactions – China, India, Southeast Asia’; ‘Confidence Building from the Sea: An Indian Initiative’; co-author of ‘Climate Change and the Bay of Bengal: Evolving Geographies of Fear and Hope’; His recent academic works are Asia and the Arctic: Narratives, Perspectives and Policies (2016), Perspectives on Blue Economy (2017), The Blue Economy: Concept, Constituents and Development(2017), South Asia Defence & Strategic Perspective(2018, 2019 and 2020); Indian Navy Yearbook 2019 : Perspectives and Technologies (2019); and Sea of Collective Destiny : Bay of Bengal and BIMSTEC (2019); Indo-Pacific: Re-imagining the Indian Ocean through an Expanded Geography (forthcoming, 2020); and Fourth Industrial Revolution Technologies: Maritime and Naval Operations (forthcoming, 2020).

Dr Vijay Sakhuja is member of the international editorial board of Journal of Indian Ocean Region (Taylor & Francis), Journal of Indian Ocean Rim Studies (JIORS) and Journal of Greater Mekong Studies. .