Dr. Indu Saxena

Dr. Indu Saxena is a Geopolitical and Security expert. She is a Fellow and Chief Operating Officer and leads the Consortium of Indo-Pacific Researchers. Prior to this she served as an Acting Director, Deputy Director, Senior Researcher and Team Lead at the Consortium. She has a Ph.D. in political science. Her thesis focuses on terrorism and human rights. She worked as an Assistant Professor in political Science at University and college level. She is a magna-cum-laude Master’s Graduate in Global Affairs from Rutgers University. She has published and presented her work at international journals and research platforms. Her research is focused on International security, Indo-Pacific Security, South Asia and Southeast Asia regions.


  • India’s Alignment with G-7 in Defense &Security Alert, August 2021, Volume 12, Issue 11.  https://www.dsalert.org/DSA-Editions/2021/DSA_Aug_Dr_Indu_Saxena.pdf 
  • “A Year after Galwan Clash: India’s stress on military modernization, strategic partnership to counter China,” South Asia Monitor, June 13, 2021. https://www.southasiamonitor.org/
  • “Despite Uncertainties over Afghanistan, US-India ties will grow stronger under Biden,” South Asia Monitor, May 24, 2021,
  • “Come home America: The implications for India and AF-Pak region,” South Asia Monitor, April 24, 2021.
  • “Modi Visit to Bangladesh: A new turn to South Asia’s complex geopolitics,” South Asia Monitor, April 15, 2021
  • “Tyranny of Military: Unending Burmese Wait for Democracy,” February 10, 2021. https://usanasfoundation.com/tyranny-of-military-unending-burmese-wait-for-democracy
  • “Historical Aspect of Human Rights and Indian Thinkers”/“Manavadhikaron Ka Aethihasik Paripaekshaey avam Bhartiya Chintak” in Research Journal of Social and Life Sciences, Vol. – 07, July-Dec 2009 (ISSN 0973-3914), Pg. 211-226.
  • “Naxalism: Extreme Challenge – Issues Versus Questions” / “Naksalwaad: Charm par Chunoti – Samasya banam sawal” in Samaj Vigyan Shodh Patrika, Vol. – 02, No XII (Part – I), October 2010-March 2011 (ISSN 0973-7626), Pg. 59-61.
  • “Women in Social Reforms and Politics” in Research Link. Issue 77, Vol IX (6), August 2010 (ISSN 0973-1628), Pg. 17-19.
  • “Counter-Terrorism Measures and Human Rights” in Rajseshti.

Published Work

  • “Rule of Law, Democracy and Human Rights”: Recent Judicial   Approach.” In V. Kumar, et al. (eds.) Law, Judiciary and Governance: A Festschrift in Honor of Professor (Dr.) Mool Chand Sharma (pp.421-429). Delhi India: LexisNexis, 2017.