Rishikesh Kumar is a New Delhi-based journalist specialising in the Indo-Pacific region. He writes on military affairs, intelligence, and space. He has widely written on unrest in Indian states bordering China. He started off his 13-year career with state-owned public service broadcaster Doordarshan and the lower house of parliament’s channel Lok Sabha TV. He has covered finance, CAG, and telecoms for the television news channel Sahara Samay.