Author - Dnyanashri Kulkarni & Rayan V Bhagwagar

Dnyanashri Kulkarni is currently working as Consultant at the Indian Council for Cultural Relations in New Delhi. She completed her postgraduate studies in international affairs from the Jindal School of International Affairs. Her areas of interest include the geopolitics in and around the Indo-Pacific as well as France. She completed her graduation in French literature from Mumbai University and lived in France for a year as an exchange student.

Rayan V Bhagwagar pursued a Master of Science degree in Strategic Studies from the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is a Centre Associate at the Centre for Security Studies, JSIA. His fields of interest lie in modern military history, strategic affairs, military tactics, military platforms and national security studies. His major area of interest, broadly, is China, but has a keen eye for allied developments across the greater Indo-Pacific.