Graduate, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Doctor in International Rels, University Oxford.
Professor international relations, director Core Group for Study of National Security Jawaharlal Nehru University. Vice-chancellor University Jammu, since 2002. Member task force Global Strategic Development.
Chairperson Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Honorary academic advisor Observer Research Foundation. Governor council Nuclear science Centre.
Visiting professor Stanford University, University Notre Dame.
Member of Association of Indian Universities (member standing committee).