Dr Rajeswari RAJAGOPALAN

Dr Rajeswari RAJAGOPALAN
Indo-Pacific Fellow

Dr Rajeswari RAJAGOPALAN

Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan is Distinguished Fellow and Head of the Nuclear and Space Policy Initiative at Observer Research Foundation.  She is also the Technical Advisor for the UN GGE on Prevention of Arms Race in Outer Space (PAROS) (July 2018-Jly 2019).  As the senior Asia defence writer for The Diplomat, she also writes a weekly column on Asian strategic issues.  Dr. Rajagopalan joined ORF after a five-year stint at the National Security Council Secretariat (2003-2007), where she was an Assistant Director.  Prior to joining the NSCS, she was Research Officer at the Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. She has authored four books, and contributed research articles an commentaries to a wide range of leading international journals and newspapers.