Nandita Palrecha is an independent strategic analyst based in Mumbai, India. She completed her M.A in Geopolitics and International Relations from Manipal University. Her masters dissertation attempted to study the linkages between security and development in Afghanistan. She was an intern at the Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi. She has a B.A. in Economics from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. Her interests lie in studying peace and conflict resolution, with an emphasis on Afghanistan and Pakistan.