Rohan Malhotra

Young Policy Professional



Rohan Malhotra is working as a Young Policy Professional with DST-CPR IISc Bangalore. Presently, he is hosted at DST Government of India, New Delhi.

He has done his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Chandigarh Engineering College and further pursued Masters in International Studies from Symbiosis School of International Studies, Pune. Post that he has worked with Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA) in the Strategic Technologies Centre as a Research Intern, studying the various aspects of Military Technologies.

Rohan also holds an experience of working in the International Security scenario as a Geopolitical Risk Analyst with MitKat Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai. Post that, he also had a stint with setting up an organization named ISERDIndia and went on to create an impact in the Indian Startup ecosystem with getting it a DPIIT recognition and also started a research and analyses wing named iRaw (The ISERDIndia Research and Analyses Wing).

Research Interests:

Rohan’s research interests includes studying of strategic technologies from the perspective of geopolitical scenarios. He is more aligned to find the intersection of emerging technologies into the areas that hold strategic importance for India, the technologies of future that will help India reorient its strategic posture. Further, the interests includes focusing on how India’s diplomatic conduct will be reshaped using Science as a tool with a solution oriented practice in key sectors. 

He has been also involved in researching about military technologies and how Nanotechnology coupled with AI, Biotech can help integrate mechanisms to provide a strategic defense to Indian Armed Forces in the hybrid warfare context. Furthermore, his other areas of interests include Waste Management, Cyber/ Digital Diplomacy, Satellite Diplomacy and working on strategic materials in the areas of IoT and smart manufacturing practices. 

In the future, he wanted to work on the strategic importance of Rare Earth Metals and how the modern day diplomacy is centered around these strategic mineral resources, with India’s approach to AatmaNirbharta vis-à-vis increasing potential for rare earth’s mining and production. 


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