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  • Ayesha Ray

    Visiting Research Fellow
    +91 11 2671 7983
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    Civil-Military Relations, International Security, Conflict


    Ph.D in Political Science, Department of Government, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA

    M.Phil in International Relations, Centre for International Politics, Organization, and Disarmament, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

    M.A. in International Relations, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

    Current Project

    Culture, Context, and Capability: A Comparative Study of Indian and American Counterinsurgency Doctrines



    The Soldier and the State in India: Nuclear Weapons, Counterinsurgency, and the Transformation of Indian Civil-Military Relations (New Delhi: SAGE, 2013)

    Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

    “The Effects of Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons on Civil-Military Relations in India”, Strategic Studies Quarterly, Vol. 3, No. 2 Summer 2009

    Book Chapters

    • Forthcoming. 2015. "Civil-Military Relations in India", Routledge Handbook of Indian Defence Policy.
    • "The Politics and Identity of Kashmiri Women's Organizations" in Rafael Marchetti and Nathalie Tocci, eds., Conflict, Society and Peace-buildingComparative Perspectives (London, New Delhi: Routledge, 2011).
    • "Cross Border Terrorism and International Law" in Kanti Bajpai, Afsir Karim and Amitabh Mattoo, eds., Kargil and After: Challenges for Indian Policy (New Delhi: Har Anand, 2000).


    • "By the Bullet or By the Book", Millennium Post, November 10, 2013.
    • "The Soldier and the State: Civil-Military Ties in India", Asian Age, October 2, 2013.
    • ‘Military should be used sparingly in maintaining law and order”, Zee News India, June 19, 2013.
    • “The Difficult Relationship of the Soldier and the Indian State”, The Sunday Guardian, June 8, 2013.
    • "View Beyond Professional War", Sahara Time, March 9, 2013.

    Policy Paper

    • “Civil-Military Relations in India: Questions and Concerns”, ORF Issue Brief, Vol.1 No. 6 September 2004.

    Book Review

    • J.N. Dixit’s India-Pakistan in War and Peace, Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 63, No. 1, February 2004.