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DR. RADHA KUMAR
(Director General, Delhi Policy Group)

Dr. Radha Kumar, Director General of the Delhi Policy Group, is a specialist in ethnic conflicts, peacemaking and peace-building. Formerly Director of the Mandela Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies at Jamia Millia Islamia University (2005-10), Dr. Kumar has also been a Senior Fellow in Peace and Conflict Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York (1999-2003), Executive Director of the Helsinki Citizen's Assembly in Prague (1992-4), an Associate Fellow at the Institute for War and Peace Studies at Columbia University (1994-6) and was a member of the Council on Security and Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP India). She is currently on the board of Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and United Nation University (UNU). In the past, she was on the Board of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the Foundation for Communal Harmony (India, Ministry of Home Affairs) and an Associate Fellow of the Asia Society in New York. 

From October 2010 to October 2011, Dr. Kumar served as one of the three-member Group of Interlocutors appointed by the Government of India for Jammu and Kashmir.

Dr. Kumar holds a PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi and an MA and BA from Cambridge University, UK. She is the author of 5 books and over 100 journal articles & book chapters, as well as several dozen op-eds. Dr. Kumar also appears frequently on T.V. and radio.

Her publications include –
 
·      A Gender Atlas of India (forthcoming, Sage 2015)
·      Negotiating Peace in Deeply Divided Societies: A Set of Simulations, Sage, 2009
·      Making Peace with Partition, Penguin India, 2005
·      Divide and Fall? Bosnia in the Annals of Partition, Verso Books, 1997, 1999
·      A History of Doing: An Illustrated Account of Movements for Women's Rights and Feminism in India, 1800-1990, Kali for Women and Verso Books, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, Zubaan, 2004. Marathi edition 2000, Hindi edition 2002
·      Ed.,with Josep Palau, Bosnia-Herzegovina: Between War and Peace, Generalitat Valencia, 1993

A full list of her articles can be accessed here.
 
LT. GEN. ADITYA SINGH PVSM, AVSM** (RETD)
(Advisor, National Security Program)

Lieutenant General (retd.) Aditya Singh was formerly a member of India's National Security Advisory Board. Currently, he is the Security advisor to the National Security Program being carried out at the Delhi Policy Group. General Singh retired in Sep 2007 as GOC-in-C of the Southern Command - the largest and senior-most Command of the Indian Army.

Prior to this he had been Commander-in-Chief(C-in-C), Andaman & Nicobar (A&N) Command - the only Joint Command of India from Jan 2005 in the aftermath of the Earthquake and Tsunami of 26 Dec 2004. In this capacity, he was also the Vice Chairman and Operational Head of the Integrated Relief Command responsible for the emergency relief and successful rehabilitation of the ravaged Islands.

A fourth generation Army Officer he volunteered as a continuum of the family legacy which dates back to 1859. He completed his education from Mayo College, Ajmer, and was commissioned into the Indian Armoured Corps in 1967 at the top of his batch. A graduate of Staff College, Camberly (UK) in 1978, he obtained a Masters Degree in Military Science in 1990 and is an alumnus of the Indian National Defence College. He is a three times recipient of the highest national awards for distinguished service and a former Aide de Camp to The President of India.

He now devotes time to strategic and national security issues, looking after educational establishments and building institutions.
 
Debalina Ghoshal
(Research Associate, National Security Program)

Debalina Ghoshal is a Research Associate in the National Security Program. She is an M.A. in International Studies from Stella Maris College, Chennai. She also holds a Diploma in International Humanitarian Law from NALSAR, Hyderabad. Prior to Delhi Policy Group, she has interned in Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (May-June 2010) and also worked with Centre for Air Power Studies from July 2011-March 2015. She has worked on issues related to missiles and missile defence, nuclear security and artillery. She has written more than hundred articles and papers on these issues in both national and international publications. 
 
Tanzoom Ahmed
(Research Associate, Foreign Policy Program)

Tanzoom Ahmed holds a Master’s in Public Policy with a concentration in International Governance and Institutions from George Mason University, Washington DC. She previously worked as the Political and Economic Officer at the Consulate General of Singapore, Mumbai. She also headed the membership team at a Mumbai based foreign policy think tank named Gateway House. In the past, she interned with several organizations including the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at University of Maryland, the National Women’s Law Center in Washington D.C. and the Entrepreneur Magazine (Network18) in New Delhi. Tanzoom is an US State Department Alumni and a Fulbright Fellow.
 
ADMIN TEAM
 
Uma Malhotra
(Executive Secretary)

Uma Malhotra supports DPG as Executive Secretary to the Director General. Earlier she has worked with Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited (a GoI Navratna PSU) for 25 years where she served as Personal Secretary to the Top Management. After taking VRS in 2007, she joined Best Food International – a rice manufacturing company and then Asian Centre for Organisation Research and Development (ACORD), a not-for-profit Society (Oct 2008- Feb 2014).

Besides secretarial work, she is good at handling HR/personnel, admin and project-related work (online data search, telephonic surveys, translations, proof-reading/editing etc.). She has learned the ropes of the trade through sheer perseverance and hard work and believes in working as a team.
 
Mr. C.P. Venkatanathan
(Secretary)

Mr. C.P. Venkatanathan has over 36 years of experience working in various administrative positions across different industries. He has worked in Central Scientific Instruments Organization (1978-84), Industrial Finance Corporation of India (1984-2008), Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. (2008-11) and ETA Engineering Pvt. Ltd. (2011-14). He is well versed in planning, organizing and managing events.

He has joined the Delhi Policy Group as Secretary and would be handling logistics and administration related work.
 

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