M.Phil., School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; studied social-cultural Anthropology and History for undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses. He qualified the National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship conducted by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India in the year 2000, and was a recipient of the UGC fellowship on Area Studies Programme at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He was associated with the Reintegration, Reconstruction & Reconciliation (R3) Working Group on Afghanistan, an initiative of the RNSSC/NESA Center for Strategic Studies, Washington D.C. He has also been associated with the India-Pakistan Track-II dialogue organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES, India). He regularly lectures on Afghan affairs at various institutions. As part of his research, he has travelled widely in Afghanistan. He is also Member of the IDSA Web Editorial Team.
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