Faculty Member

Pushpita Das

Associate Fellow and the Coordinator, Internal Security Centre, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses


Dr. Pushpita Das is an Associate Fellow and the Coordinator of the Internal Security Centre at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses. Her areas of interest include border studies, border management, coastal security, drug trafficking, migration and India’s Northeast. At IDSA she has been studying India’s approach towards the management of its international borders. She has also been co-opted as an expert by the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) on a project on Coastal Security. Dr. Das has written extensively on her areas of research and has delivered lectures at a number of training institutes including the Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy of Administration in Mussoorrie, the Sadar Patel Institute for Public Administration, Ahemdabad and Sadar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad. Dr. Pushpita holds a Doctorate degree from the Jawaharlal Nehru University. Some of her select publications include:

• Status of India’s Border Trade: Strategic and Economic Significance, IDSA Occasional Paper no. 37, December 2014.
• Issues in the Management of India-Pakistan Border, Strategic Analysis, Vol. 38 (3), May 2014.
• Coastal Security: the Indian Experience, IDSA Monograph series no. 22, September 2013
• Drug Trafficking in India: A Case for Border Security, IDSA Occasional paper no. 24, May 2012.
• Managing India’s Land Borders: Lessons from the US Experience, Strategic Analyses, Vol. 36 (1), January 2012.
• Securing Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Strategic Analyses, Vol. 35 (3), May 2011.
• India’s Border Management: Select Documents (ed.), New Delhi, IDSA, 2010
• Coastal Security Arrangement: A case Study of Gujarat Maharashtra Coast, IDSA Occasional paper no. 6, November 2009.
• India’s North East: New Vistas for Peace (ed.), Manas Publications, New Delhi, 2008