Vikram Singh Mehta
Chairman, Brookings India
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Vikram Singh Mehta currently serves as the Chairman of Brookings India and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Expertise: Oil, energy, corporate sector

Harsha Vardhana Singh
Executive Director, Brookings India

Dr. Harsha V. Singh has worked for over three decades on international trade policy, development, infrastructure regulation and global governance. He is Executive Director, Brookings India, and Senior Fellow of the Council on Emerging Market Enterprises (Fletcher School).

Expertise: Trade, investments

Rakesh Mohan
Distinguished Fellow, Brookings India

Rakesh Mohan is currently Distinguished Fellow, Brookings India. He was, until recently, Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C., representing India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan from November 1, 2012 October 31 2015.

Expertise: Banking, NPAs, financial sector, railways, infrastructure, macro-economy

Shamika Ravi
Senior Fellow, Development Economics, Brookings India
Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution

Expertise: Dr. Ravi’s research is in the area of Development Economics with focus on gender inequality and democracy, financial inclusion, and health.

Rahul Tongia
Fellow, Energy and Environment, Brookings India

Expertise: An expert in technology, policy, and design of infrastructure, Rahul Tongia’s research focuses on energy, electricity, and sustainable development, with additional expertise in IT and telecom

Dhruva Jaishankar
Fellow, Foreign Policy, Brookings India

Expertise: Jaishankar’s areas of expertise include India’s foreign relations, Asia-Pacific security, U.S. foreign policy, international politics in theory and practice, and technology and societies. His recent research has focused on India-Japan security relations, Internet freedom in South and Southeast Asia, resilience and power in international politics, and India’s intelligence history.

Bhaskar Chakravorti
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings India

Bhaskar Chakravorti is the Senior Associate Dean of International Business & Finance at The Fletcher School at Tufts University. Bhaskar is a regular writer and columnist on a variety of issues ranging from innovation to digital transformation to sustainable development.

Anit Mukherjee
Non-Resident Fellow, Brookings India

Anit is also an Assistant Professor in the South Asia Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University. Formerly, he served in the Indian Army. He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla.

Expertise: Defence reforms

Research Associates

Anurag Pal Sehgal
Research Associate, Energy & Environment

Anurag is an experienced mining engineer with a masters in public policy and management from IIM, Bangalore. His research areas comprise, energy policy and environment, sustainable development and coal. At Brookings India he leads the research on coal and allied energy sectors

Shruti Godbole 
Programme Associate, Foreign Policy

Shruti’s research interests are in the fields of foreign, defence and security policy in South and Southeast Asia. She coordinates all foreign policy research and activities at Brookings India.


Research Assistants

Abhishek Mishra
Research Assistant, Energy & Environment

Abhishek works on issues of energy sustainability. His interests are in Innovation, Project Planning, Data Analysis, Reverse Engineering, Software Debugging, etc.

Nirupama Jayaraman
Research Assistant, Development Economics

Nirupama specialises in issues of urbanization. Her interests span a wide range of subjects including heritage politics, urban policy and infrastructure, as well as gender and education.

Dhruv Gupta
Research Assistant, Development Economics

Dhruv Gupta is a research assistant for Dr. Shamika Ravi at Brookings India in New Delhi. His research interests lie in public health, trust, and nutrition.

Shailly Gupta
Research Assistant

Shailly holds a Master of Education in International Education Policy from Harvard University and a Master of Public Administration from Cornell University.

Shailly is interested in infrastructure policy and education policy in Asia and the Pacific. Her work focuses on innovations in the EdTech sector, especially for underserved communities.