Dr. Manoj Joshi
Manoj Joshi is a Distinguished Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, India. He has been a journalist specializing in national and international politics, and is a commentator and columnist on these issues. As a reporter, he has written extensively on issues related to Siachen, Pakistan, China, Sri Lanka, and terrorism in Kashmir and Punjab.
He was most recently a member of the Task Force on National Security chaired by Mr Naresh Chandra to propose reforms in the security apparatus of the country. He has been the political editor of The Times of India, Editor (Views) Hindustan Times, Defense Editor of India Today, National Affairs Editor of Mail Today, the Washington Correspondent of The Financial Express, and a Special Correspondent of The Hindu in his three-decade-long career as a journalist. Before that, he was an Academic Fellow of the American Studies Research Centre, Hyderabad. He has been a member of the National Security Council’s Advisory Board and is the author of two books on the Kashmir issue and several papers in professional journals. He is a graduate of St Stephen’s College, Delhi University and has a Ph.D. from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has been a Visiting Professor at the SIS, JNU, as well as a Visiting Fellow at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University.