Bibhu Prasad Routray

Mantraya, Director

Dr. Bibhu Prasad Routray is Director of Mantraya (, a New Delhi based think tank. He was previously a Deputy Director in India's National Security Council Secretariat. 

Prior to his official tenure, he was Director, Institute for Conflict Management (ICM), Guwahati, Assam, India and a Research Fellow at the ICM in New Delhi. He received his doctoral degree from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Routray specializes in counter-terrorism, force modernization, intelligence reforms, foreign policy, ethnicity, governance and dissent articulation issues in South and South East Asia. He writes extensively in various journals, print media and on the Internet. He can be followed on Twitter @BibhuRoutray.



Counter-Extremism in India: ISIS, al-Qaeda, and Beyond

Concerns over the rise of Islamist extremism in India have been steadily growing, a trend that is reflected in the Centre on Religion & Geopolitics' Global Extremism Monitor for January 2016.

Bibhu Prasad Routray

25 Feb 2016


Global Overtones of Kashmir Violence

While militancy in Indian-controlled Kashmir has declined in recent years, developments in Iraq and Syria have the potential to bring new transnational overtones to the struggle, writes Bibhu Prasad Routray.

Bibhu Prasad Routray

23 Jul 2015

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