​Darshana M. Baruah

​Darshana M. Baruah

GGF 2030 Working Group on Futures of Global Order

Darshana M. Baruah is an associate director and senior research analyst with Carnegie India, where she oversees all projects and development outreach. Her research focuses on maritime security in Asia, specifically the Indian Navy and its role in a new security architecture. Her current research projects include the strategic implications of infrastructure development in the Indo-Pacific, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and the strategic importance of small islands in the Indian Ocean region. She also leads Carnegie India’s Bay of Bengal and maritime security initiative. Darshana was a 2016 National Parliamentary Fellow in Australia and a UK Next Generation Foreign and Security Policy Scholar in 2017. Previously, she was with the maritime security initiative at the Observer Research Foundation, where she was the associate editor of the South China Sea Monitor. Darshana holds a master’s degree from Cardiff University in UK, where she wrote her thesis on the South China Sea and the changing power dynamics in the region.