Focus Areas

Democracy and Governance

Focuses on detailed analysis of the practice and effectiveness of democracy and governance.

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Science, Technology, and Security Affairs

Research various aspects of scientific and technological developments that impact on national development and India’s comprehensive security.

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International And Transnational Affairs

Research in international relations, geopolitics, and geo-economics that impact India, Indo-Pacific, and the world.

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Transformational Paradigms

Explore and identify ideas, technologies, and evolving practices in the context of transformational paradigms.

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Lecture Event :

“Temples of South India as rich sources for understanding regional history and culture”. by Dr. Chithra Madhavan, PhD Historian, Archaeologist and Author. Date : Thurdsay, Jan 10, 2019 Venue:  [...]


Air Marshal (Dr) M Matheswaran
Air Marshal (Dr) M Matheswaran

Chairman & President

An Airforce veteran, with 39 years of service, and former Deputy Chief of the Integrated Defence

Dr Arabinda Acharya
Dr Arabinda Acharya

Vice President

A specialist in study of terrorism and terrorist organisations, he is on the faculty of National Defence University at Washington DC.

Dr Vijay Sakhuja
Dr Vijay Sakhuja

Executive Director

He is a former director of National Maritime Foundation, and former research director at the


Vice President & Hon Treasurer

Former Special Secretary from Indian Railway Accounting Service, and former member of
Railway Board…

S Chandrasegaran
S Chandrasegaran

Vice President & Hon Treasurer

Chandrasegaran is an an alumni of Presidency College, Chennai, and obtained his PhD in 1981 from George Town University….

About TPF

Think tanks have an important role to play in the social and intellectual development of the country. They are valuable resources for the governments for policy research, analysis, and advice. Think tanks complement the country’s educational and research system by contributing through focused academic research and in the development of young scholars. Most think-tanks gravitate around the national capital for obvious reasons of being close to the seat of power. The situation in India is no different, with nearly 98% of the think tanks located in and around Delhi. The idea of a peninsula based think-tank evolved from the need to have a different perspective; regional, maritime, aerospace and Indo-Pacific approach; to complement Delhi’s largely continental view, and contribute to development of young scholars in the region.

Board of Trustees

Professor R N Swarup PhD

Former Head and Chair of Dept of Defence and Strategic Studies, University of Madras

Professor. S Chandrasekharan PhD

Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland

AVM Kapil Kak AVSM VM (Retd)

Former DDG at IDSA and CAPS

Lt Gen Kamal Davar PVSM AVSM (Retd)

Former DGDIA

Dr Mohan Guruswamy

Former MP (Rajya Sabha) and Economic Advisor to FM

Shri Vijay Kumar IPS (Retd)

Former DG, CRPF

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