Harsh V. Pant is professor of international relations in the Defence Studies Department and the India Institute at King’s College London. He is Distinguished Fellow and Head of Strategic Studies Programme at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi. He is also an adjunct fellow with the Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC. His current research is focused on Asian security issues. His most recent book is India’s Afghan Muddle.