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  • Abhishek Mishra

    Associate Fellow
    +91 11 2671 7983

    Dr. Abhishek Mishra is an Associate Fellow with the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses. His research focuses on India and China’s engagement in Africa, aimed at developing partnerships under the framework of South-South cooperation, including a specific focus on maritime security cooperation in the Indian Ocean Region. Abhishek holds a PhD in African Studies from the Department of African Studies, University of Delhi. His PhD thesis is titled “India’s Maritime Cooperation with African Countries in Western Indian Ocean Region.” Abhishek has given a lecture at Naval War College, Goa for the Naval Higher Commander Course on the theme “West IOR Island Nations and East Africa: Politico-Economic Perspective.” He has also participated in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), sponsored by the United States Department of State on the theme “Enhancing Regional Maritime Governance and Cooperation in the QUAD” in October, 2022. He also participated in the Paris Defence Young Leaders programme from 12-16 June 2023, hosted by the Institute for Strategic Research (IRSEM), a research institute of the French Ministry of Armed Forces. Before joining MP-IDSA, Abhishek was working on African issues at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi.

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