IDSA was founded to study major issues affecting India's national security. Later on, it expanded the scope of its activity to include strategic studies and issues of international security. The institute has evolved to become a think tank that provides input to the policy-making process of the nation. IDSA's main focus is on India's security concerns, both within its periphery as well as on global issues that have a direct bearing on its security and international relations. The institute is engaged in various academic exchanges and Track II dialogue processes. The states/institutions it has thus engaged include China, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, US, Russia, Japan, France, Israel, the International Pugwash Conference and selected UN organs.
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Leader gender: Male Leader(s) (2020): Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy (Director General)
Leader gender: Male Leader(s) (2019): Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy
Leader gender: Male