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  • Amit Kumar

    Research Assistant
    +91 11 2671 7983
    Archive data: Person was Research Assistant at IDSA from February 2011 to February 2016

    Joined IDSA

    February 2011


    Russian Affairs, Nuclear related issues, Ethnicity, Internal Security Challenges, Good-Governance


    Graduation: Banaras Hindu University (National Merit Scholarship holder)
    Post Graduation: University of Delhi (Hindu College)
    M.Phil.: Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
    Ph.D: Jawaharlal Nehru University (pursuing)


    Amit Kumar has done his M.Phil. on “Ethnic Assertions as a Challenge to Democratic Consolidation in Russia”. Currently he is working on his doctoral thesis on “Indo-Russian Strategic and Defense ties”. He has been a keen student of South Asian politics and has published works on Islamic fundamentalism in Bangladesh and insurgency in India’s north-east.

    Select Publications

    • “Fundamentalist Challenge to Democracy in Bangladesh” Amit Kumar and Pramod Mishra, Minorities and Human Rights in Bangladesh, Authors Press, 2003.
    • “Revival of Islamist Forces in Bangladesh and its Impact on the North-East Insurgency” Amit Kumar and Sudhir Kumar Singh, Insurgency in North-East India: The Role of Bangladesh, Authors Press, 2004.

    Publications at IDSA [+]