Vindu Mai Chotani is currently a Ph.D. scholar at the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Tokyo and a visiting associate with the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi. Ms. Chotani’s research focus is primarily on Japan’s and India’s foreign policy with a particular emphasis on Japan’s growing strategic and techno-economic ties, as well as connectivity projects in South Asia and the Bay of Bengal. Her work also examines great power dynamics, and the evolving security architecture in the Indo-Pacific region. Ms. Chotani previously earned a M.Sc. in International Relations from the University of Bristol and a B.A.(Hons) in Political Science from the University of Delhi, India.