Dr Manpreet Sethi Distinguished Fellow
Dr Manpreet Sethi, Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi, leads the project on nuclear security. She is an expert on the entire range of nuclear issues with over 100 papers in academic journals of repute to her credit. Over the last 24 years she has been researching and writing on subjects related to nuclear energy, strategy, non-proliferation, disarmament, arms control and ballistic missile defence.
Her book Nuclear Strategy: India’s March towards Credible Deterrence (2009) is deemed essential reading at many war colleges. Besides, she has also authored, edited and co-authored eight other books. She lectures regularly at the National Defence College and other leading establishments of Indian Armed Forces, Police and Foreign Services. She has been participant in all flagship nuclear policy conferences of USA, Russia, EU, China & India. Member of Prime Minister’s Informal Group on Disarmament in 2012, and of the Executive Board of the Indian Pugwash Society, she has also been part of several Track II initiatives. She is currently on the Board of the Asia Pacific Leadership Network and a Consultant with the global Nuclear Abolition Forum. She is also a founding Board Member of Women in Nuclear – India.
In recognition of her consistent work, she was awarded the prestigious K Subrahmanyam award (2014), an honour conferred by the IDSA on a scholar for excellence in strategic and security studies.
In a rare honour for a civilian, on Air Force Day (2020), she was commended by the Chief of the Air Staff for her dedication and professional ability.