Suyash Desai is an independent research scholar studying China’s defence and foreign policies. His research areas include Chinese security and foreign policies, Chinese military affairs, Chinese nuclear strategy, India–China relations, and strategic and security developments in East Asia. Currently, he is pursuing Chinese language training at the National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He was a former Associate Research Fellow in China Studies Programme at The Takshashila Institution, Bangalore, India. He has also published over 100 weekly issues of The PLA Insight, a weekly newsletter on the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. He now writes the PLA Bulletin, a monthly newsletter on the Chinese armed forces. His degrees are from Jawaharlal Nehru University (MPhil in international organisations), Mumbai University (Masters in political science), Indian School of International Law (diploma in international law) and Mumbai University (Bachelors in mass media).