Author - Alok Bansal & Shristi Pukhrem

Captain Alok Bansal is Director, India Foundation. He is a former naval officer and is an adjunct professor at New Delhi Institute of Management.

Dr Shristi Pukhrem is a Senior Research Fellow at India Foundation. She has worked as a Researcher at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA), New Delhi. Her areas of research and interest cover India-ASEAN relations, India and Southeast Asia relations, Act-East Policy. She has served as a Visiting Scholar at the ASEAN Studies Centre, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. She was also selected as one of the Canberra Fellows in March 2019.