OUR HOST INSTITUTIONS

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Council for Strategic and Defense Research (CSDR) is a New Delhi based think-tank that combines rigorous academic research with policy advocacy and strategic consultancy. Based out of New Delhi — a key national capital in the emerging geopolitics of South Asia and Indo-Pacific allows CSDR to understand and help shape the ever-changing geopolitical panorama of the region. 

CSDR works on issues such as foreign policy, regional connectivity, defense strategy, intelligence, strategic technologies, conflict resolution, peacebuilding, climate change, and energy security. 

CSDR’s multidisciplinary network of research professionals and senior policy practitioners fuses incisive research with experiential knowledge. This collaboration underpins its programmatic activities empowering it to conduct timely and independent analysis, produce policy-relevant knowledge, and curate multi-stakeholder dialogue platforms for governments, businesses, research endowments, and other associated institutions.

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The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) has been one of India’s leading public policy think tanks since 1973. The Centre is a non-profit, non-partisan independent institution dedicated to conducting research that contributes to the production of high-quality scholarship, better policies, and a more robust public discourse about the structures and processes that shape life in India. CPR’s community of distinguished academics and practitioners drawn from different disciplines and professional backgrounds. 

The institution nurtures and supports scholarly excellence. However, the institution as such does not take a collective position on issues. CPR's scholars have complete autonomy to express their individual views. Senior faculty collaborate with more than 50 young professionals and academics at CPR and with partners around the globe to investigate topics critical to India’s future.