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Gulbin Sultana

Research Assistant
+91 11 2671 7983

Joined IDSA

September 2010

Research Interests

Sri Lanka, The Maldives


M.Phil, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.


Gulbin Sultana completed her B.A (Hons) and Masters in Political Science from Indraprastha College, Delhi University. She has done her M.Phil on “India’s Naval Support to Sri Lanka and the Maldives” from South Asian Studies Division of School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Currently she is working on her doctoral thesis on “Sri Lanka’s Maritime Security”. She has also done PG Diploma in Human Rights. Before joining IDSA, she worked with the National Maritime Foundation and the United Service Institution of India. Ms Sultana was associated with the project “Sri Lanka in 2015: Policy Implication for India” sponsored by the Directorate of Net Assessment.


  • “Future of the LTTE” World Focus, 29:10, October 2008
  • “Sri Lankan State and its Military Successes” World Focus, 30:7, July 2009
  • “Chronology on India-Sri Lanka Relations” published in S. Liyanage, P.Sahadevan & A. Kinra, eds. (2009), Intra-State Conflicts & inter-state Relations, Colombo: South Asia Pacific Institute
  • Future of the Tamils in Sri Lanka”, Strategic Perspective, January-March 2010.
  • Book Review: Ashoka Bandarage, The Separatist Conflict in Sri Lanka: Terrorism, Ethnicity, Political Economy (London: Routledge, 2009), India Quarterly, March 2010, 66: 129-131.
  • 18th Amendment: Making a Mockery of Democracy in Sri Lanka”, IDSA Comment, October 7, 2010.

Publications at IDSA