• 05 December, 2022
Geopolitics & National Security.
Vikram Sood and Shantanu Roy-Chaudhury
Vikram Sood and Shantanu Roy-Chaudhury

Vikram Sood was a career intelligence officer and headed the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), India’s external intelligence agency. He is the author of ‘The Unending Game – A former R&AW Chief’s Insights into Espionage’ and ‘The Ultimate Goal – A Former R&AW Chief Deconstructs How Nations Construct Narratives’…


Shantanu Roy-Chaudhury, is a foreign affairs analyst who works on China.

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