Sasikumar is a Master’s student at Central European University (CEU) studying International Relations and European Studies. Before matriculating to CEU he was an Assistant Researcher at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. At IDSA he researched and reported on India’s Foreign and Security Policy, Nuclear deterrence in the Asian Region, China’s naval modernization and maritime security in the Indian Ocean Region. Before IDSA he worked as a Research Fellow on a major research project analyzing India’s nuclear and missile policy making. He has written for Strategic Analysis, CBW Magazine as well as several IDSA reports. At NIAS he is working on India’s grand strategy in the South Asia region as a part of his Master’s dissertation at CEU.