Ms. Nasima Khatoon

Assistant Professor (Research), School of Internal Security, Defence and Strategic Studies
MA in Defence and Strategic Studies

Phone No. – +91 9740125261

Email – nasima.khatoon@rru.ac.in

About Nasima Khatoon

Nasima Khatoon is currently working as an Assistant Professor (R) at the School of Internal Security, Defence and Strategic Studies (SISDSS). Previously, she has worked as a research fellow at the Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS), Western Air Command, New Delhi and at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), IISc. campus, Bengaluru. Her areas of research interest are India’s foreign policy, nuclear strategy and security and borderland studies of northeast India. Her work focuses on nuclear missile development trends, with a special interest in Southern Asia. She holds a Master’s in Defence and Strategic Studies from the Savitribai Phule Pune University (formerly the University of Pune), India.

She has publications in different Peer Reviewed Journals of National and International repute. She has co-edited a book and written book chapters, journal papers and analytical articles for the Springer Nature, Routledge, The Air Power Journal, Defence and Diplomacy Journal, The Hindu, The Diplomat, Indian Defence Review (IDR), DailyO, Mainstream Weekly and Rising Kashmir among others. She has qualified the National Eligibility Test conducted by the University Grants Commission in Defence and Strategic Studies.

  • “Ballistic Missile Defence in Southern Asia”, Air Power Journal by Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS), July-September 2023.
  • “Nuclear Missile Development Trends in Southern Asia: An Analysis from 2011 to 2021”, in The Global Nuclear Landscape: Energy, Non-proliferation and Disarmament, ed. Dr Manpreet Sethi, Routledge (June 2023).
  • M, Mayilvaganan, and Nasima Khatoon. 2023. “DPRK’s Nuclear Conundrum and The U.S.-North Korea Negotiations: A Never-Ending Saga”. Wilayah: The International Journal of East Asian Studies 12 (1):92-105. https://doi.org/10.22452/IJEAS.vol12no1.6.
  • “China’s Nuclear Missile Modernisation and Implications for India”, in Asian Defence Review 2022, ed. Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd.), KW Publishers, New Delhi.
  • “Qatar’s Isolation”, The Hindu, 15 June 2017
  • “India’s BMD Programme and Acquisition of S-400 Air Defence System”, CAPS InFocus, 25 November 2021.
  • “Paradox of Development: Emerging changes and contestations among Tawang Monpas in Arunachal Pradesh” (co-authored) in Re-imagining Border Studies in South Asia, ed. Dhananjay Tripathi, Routledge India. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9780429321467-12/paradox-development-sourina-bej-nasima-khatoon.
  • Co-edited and contributed a chapter “Natural Resources and Biodiversity Conservation Practices in Tawang” in Tawang, Monpas and Tibetan Buddhism in Transition: Life and Society along the India-China Borderland, ed. M. Mayilvaganan, Nasima Khatoon and Sourina Bej, Springer, Singapore (2020), pp. 89-102. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-4346-3. (Co-edited the book).
  • “Pakistan’s Nuclear Behaviour and Deterrence Breakdown”, CAPS InFocus, 01 September 2020.
  • “Missile capability of Pakistan: 2010 to 2020”, Air Power Journal by Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS), April-June 2020.
  • “Cruise Missiles of Pakistan” in Defence & Diplomacy Journal, Jan-Mar 2020.
  • “China-Pakistan Relations During COVID-19” in Nuclear Dynamics Through the COVID-19 Lens, CAPS Nuclear Wrap-up 2, May 2020.
  • “The China-Pakistan Nuclear Nexus: How Can India Respond?”, The Diplomat, 27 March 2020 (Co-authored).
  • “The Maiden Test of Pakistan’s Ra’ad II Cruise Missile: An Overview”, CAPS InFocus, 24 March 2020.
  • “An Analysis of Pakistan’s Missile Tests in 2019”, CAPS Nuclear Wrap-up 1, January 2020. (The United States Library of Congress has selected the publication for inclusion in the library’s collection of foreign digital materials)
  • “JCPOA Crisis: Implications for Iran and Regional Geopolitics”, Defence and Diplomacy Journal by Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS), Vol. 8 No. 2, April-June 2019.
  • “India’s Iran Predicament: Striking the Right Balance,” Indian Defence Review (IDR), web edition, 11May 2019
  • “The Maldives, South Asia Monthly Brief” (Nov 2018), Global Politics, 16 December 2018
  • “Qatar crisis: Doha emerged self-sustaining”, Rising Kashmir, 05 July 2018
  • “From butter tea to latte, how Tawang is adapting to increasing tourism”, Daily O, 06 June 2018
  • “Decertification of Iran Nuclear deal: Will India face Trouble”, Mainstream Weekly, Vol. LVI No. 1, New Delhi, 24 December 2017
  • M. Mayilvaganan, Nasima Khatoon, Sourina Bej, “Focusing the Frontiers: The borderland, identity, perception and imaginings of Monpas of Tawang in India-China border.” NIAS ISSSP Report: RT02-2017.
  • “Recent developments in the Korean Peninsula: Issues, concerns and implications”, ISSSP website, 19th July 2017.
  • Presented a paper on Missile capability of India: 2010 to 2020 in fellow’s seminar by Centre for Air Power Studies in May, 2021
  • Presented a paper on Missile capability of China: 2010 to 2020 in fellow’s seminar by Centre for Air Power Studies in November, 2020.
  • Paper presented on Missile Capability of Pakistan: 2010-2020 at fellow’s seminar by Centre for Air Power Studies, 18 May 2020.
  • Paper presented on Border Communities and Development Along India-China Borderland: The Emerging Socio-Economic Changes and Contestations Among Tawang Monpas In Arunachal Pradesh at the international workshop of “Border and Regionalism in South Asia”, South Asian University, Delhi, August, 2018 (co-presented).
  • Nasima Khatoon, “Ballistic Missile Defence in Southern Asia: Implications for Regional Security”, National Conference On “Resurgent India: Themes, Aspirations, And Challenges At 75”, Department of Political Science, Aligarh Muslim University, August 8, 2023.
  • Nasima Khatoon, “Ballistic Missile Defence: Assessment of impact in Southern Asia”, Promoting Unity, Consolidating Peace – International Conference, Kalinga Institute of Indo-Pacific Studies (KIIPS), August 4, 2023
  • Participated in a round table at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), Berlin, Germany (hybrid-format) titled ‘Non-Nuclear Weapons with Strategic Effects: New Tools of Warfare?’ on 16 February 2022.
  • Presented a paper on Missile capability of India: 2010 to 2020 in fellow’s seminar by Centre for Air Power Studies in May, 2021.
  • Presented a paper on Missile capability of China: 2010 to 2020 in fellow’s seminar by Centre for Air Power Studies in November, 2020.
  • Paper presented on Missile Capability of Pakistan: 2010-2020 at fellow’s seminar by Centre for Air Power Studies, 18 May 2020.
  • Completed an online course on “Nuclear South Asia: A Guide to India, Pakistan and the Bomb”, 30 May 2019, the course is produced by the South Asia Program at the Stimson Center.
  • Paper presented on Border Communities and Development Along India-China Borderland: The Emerging Socio-Economic Changes and Contestations Among Tawang Monpas In Arunachal Pradesh at the international workshop of “Border and Regionalism in South Asia”, South Asian University, Delhi, August, 2018.