Doctor of Philosophy, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, 1987. Postdoctoral, University Cambridge, England, 1995.
Reader political science Panjab University, 1998—2006, professor political science, since 2006.
Co-chair International Political Science Association. Editorial board member International Journal Geopolitics, International Journal Political Geography, International Journal Cooperation Conflict. Member of International Geography Union.
Married Veena Sharma, February 21, 1987. Children: Pranshu, Pranjal.