Rishi Gupta is an Indian Council for Social Science (ICSSR) Doctoral Fellow at the Centre for South Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Kathmandu based Asian Institute of Diplomacy and Intranational Affairs (AIDIA). He has completed his MPhil in Foreign Policy Studies from University of Calcutta and Masters in South Asian Studies from the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute for South Asia Regional Cooperation (UMISARC) at Pondicherry University. An awardee of the prestigious South Asian Foundation Fellowship, Rishi attended the Institute of South Asian Studies, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China as an Exchange Fellow in 2017. He is a regular contributor to the Indian English daily- The Pioneer. With ten years of research experience, he has extensively written on Nepal’s political, security and foreign affairs.