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Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

Director of the Centre for Security, Strategy & Technology at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi

Dr. Rajeswari (Raji) Pillai Rajagopalan was the Technical Advisor to the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on Prevention of Arms Race in Outer Space (PAROS) (2018- 2019). She joined ORF after a five-year stint at the National Security Council Secretariat (2003-2007), Government of India, where she was an Assistant Director. Prior to joining the NSCS, she was Research Officer at the Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan was also a Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute of International Politics, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan in 2012. As a senior Asia defence writer for The Diplomat, she writes a weekly column on Asian strategic issues and has authored or edited nine books including Global Nuclear Security: Moving Beyond the NSS (2018) and Space Policy 2.0 (2017). She has published research essays in various peer-reviewed journals and has contributed essays to international newspapers such as The Washington post.