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Anirudh Phadke

Founder/Editor of The Viyug, Strategic & Defence Researcher


Anirudh Ramakrishna Phadke holds a Master of Science (Strategic Studies) from S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He completed Bachelor of Arts in Defence and Strategic Studies from Guru Nanak College (Autonomous), India. He also holds a certificate in Terrorism Studies from RSIS, NTU. He currently works for an international organisation in Singapore.

He was previously an Academic Fellow (remote) at The Heritage Foundation, USA. He was also a freelance contributor at The Eastern Herald, New Delhi. His rich career in strategic & defence research started way back in 2019 when he joined as an intern at Chennai Centre for China Studies (C3S). His research works were published at various think tanks, institutions and online media news outlets including the most recent one in Khabarhub (a prominent digital news media in Nepal). All of his publications are available in this website and also in (Amazon) Kindle & Apple Books.

Major publications

Research Papers on Defence & Strategic Studies Vol. 1- Strategy, India-China Affairs, & Cross-Strait Relations.

Research Papers on Defence & Strategic Studies Vol. 2- Terrorism, Intelligence & Cyber Warfare.

India-China Ladakh Standoff (2020)

Get in touch

Anirudh is always available for collaborations and talks worldwide. If you want to chat about publishing matters, education & career guidance, or anything else related to strategic and defence matters, don’t hesitate in reaching him out via email at

Published articles

Colombo Security Conclave: Implications for China in the Indian Ocean? 2021

India-China Ladakh Standoff. 2020

Baluchistan Militants and CPEC. 2019

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