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  • Ali Ahmed

    Research Fellow
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    Archive data: Person was Research Fellow at IDSA from July 2008 to February 2012

    Joined IDSA

    July 2008


    Defence doctrine and strategy, Military Affairs, Internal security, Military sociology


    MPhil in International Relations (Cantab), MA in War Studies (London), MSc in Defence and Strategic Studies (Madras)

    Current Project

    Defence Doctrines in the India-Pakistan context


    A former infantry colonel, he has participated in counter insurgency operations in India and in Sri Lanka. He has been a miiltary observer in a UN peackeeping mission. In 1999-2000, he was Ministry of External Affairs Fellow at the United Service Institution of India, New Delhi. He has submitted his doctoral dissertation in International Politics at Center for International Politics, Organisation and Disarmament, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His articles have appeared in,,, and in professional journals.

    Select Publications

    Monograph: Reconciling Doctrines: Prerequisite for Peace in South Asia, IDSA Monograph Series No. 3, 2010

    Edited Book: Ali Ahmed, J Panda and Prashant Singh (eds.), Towards a New Asian Order, New Delhi: Shipra Publications, 2012.

    Book Chapter: ‘Countering Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir: Debates in Indian Army’ in Maroof Raza (ed.), Confronting Terrorism, New Delhi: Penguin Books, 2009.

    Other publications