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Professor Harsh V Pant
Professor Harsh V Pant

Professor Harsh V Pant

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Professor of International Relations

Research subject areas

  • Conflict
  • International relations
  • Security

Contact details


Professor Harsh V Pant is a Professor of International Relations with King's India Institute. He is Director, Studies and Head of the Strategic Studies Programme at Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. He is also Director (Honorary) of Delhi School of Transnational Affairs at Delhi University.

Harsh has been a visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore; a visiting fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania; a visiting scholar at the Center for International Peace and Security Studies, McGill University; a visiting professor at O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat; a visiting professor at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi; and an emerging leaders fellow at the Australia-India Institute, University of Melbourne.

His current research is focused on Asian security issues. His most recent books include New Directions in India’s Foreign Policy: Theory and Praxis (Cambridge University Press), India’s Nuclear Policy (Oxford University Press), The US Pivot and Indian Foreign Policy (Palgrave Macmillan), Handbook of Indian Defence Policy (Routledge), and India’s Afghan Muddle (HarperCollins).

Professor Pant writes regularly for various Indian and international media outlets including the Japan Times, the Wall Street Journal, the National (UAE), the Hindustan Times, and the Telegraph.


  • International relations theory
  • Security studies
  • Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
  • Asia-Pacific security
  • South Asian politics


PhD supervision

Harsh welcomes PhD students looking to research in the broad area of international relations, with a focus on the following topic areas: Asia-Pacific security issues, nuclear proliferation, South Asian security, and Indian foreign policy.

Further details

See Harsh's research profile