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Alvite Singh Ningthoujam holds Ph. D., from the Centre for West Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi for his doctoral thesis on Israel’s Arms Exports and the US Factor: Case Studies of China and South Africa. For a period of two years, he worked as a Consultant at the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), New Delhi. Prior to this, he served as Senior Research Associate (2014-2017)in the New Delhi-based think tank Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) and looked after issues pertaining to international terrorism, India’s bilateral ties with the Middle Eastern and security dynamics of the Middle East. In 2010, he was awarded the Israel Government Scholarship and was a Fellow at the Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. He is also a holder of UGC-awarded NET-JRF in International and Area Studies. He has contributed chapters to Persian Gulf: India’s Relations with the Region, published by MEI@ND His research interests include India’s relations with the Middle Eastern countries, Israel’s growing partnerships with the Southeast and East Asian countries, and its military exports, particularly to the Asia-Pacific countries.