Abhinav Pandya, a Cornell University graduate in public affairs, and bachelors from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, is a policy analyst specializing in counterterrorism, Indian foreign policy and Afghanistan-Pakistan geopolitics. He writes for the National Interest (USA), Vivekananda Foundation think tank, Haaretz (Israel), the Economic Times (India), Swarajya (India), HW News (India), Sunday Guardian, the Express Tribune (Pakistan), Huffington Post, Fair Observer (U.S.), First Post, Indian Defense Review, Indian Military Review, Policy Perspectives Foundation (India) and Quint. His research articles have appeared in Perspectives on Terrorism, International Counter Terrorism Center, Hague. .He has authored “Radicalization in India: An Exploration (Pentagon,2019). His book on terror financing in Kashmir will be published soon. He also appears regularly on news debates on security issues.
In the past, he has advised former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Mr. Satyapal Malik on security issues during the critical times when Kashmir’s special status was revoked. He also worked with the International Labor Organization, UN as a member of national level specialist team on MGNREGS. He has extensive experience of the conflict situation in Kashmir.