DeepStrat was founded with the vision to combine rich experience in government in South Asia with the best talent available in the private sector to deliver sustainable solutions. We help our clients scope, design and implement their strategic goals through custom-made solutions and guided by cutting-edge research.

It offers its unmatched experience, deep networks and multi-disciplinary research expertise to deliver mandates of our partners and clients.

The DeepStrat Network offers decades of experience in Government, Risk Management & Mitigation, Public Policy, Intelligence, Media, Research, Geo-political Analysis, Security Audits, Counter-Terrorism, Counter-Intelligence, VIP Security, Conflict Resolution and Strategic Communication across Asia.

We are your strategic window to Asia and beyond.

If you are looking to partner us, drop us an email at [email protected] and we will get back to you.

Our Research

Tackling Retail Financial Cyber Crimes in India: An ethnographic study on problems faced by LEAs in investigation and prosecution of financial cyber crimes in India.

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Our Vision

What We Do

In a complex world you need a team of experts who can work with multiple stakeholders to find sustainable solutions.

Deepstrat works primarily in South Asia and India in particular, which has emerged as a key driver of the global economy and public policy. Its network is spread across governments, decision makers, media, law, academia, and civil society.

We have experience and networks in South Asia that offering insights in public policy, intelligence, military, foreign policy, media, law, strategic & crisis communication, stakeholder mapping, cybersecurity, risk analysis & mitigation, sustainability, and data privacy.

Every programme that we undertake is backed by our collective experience, high-quality, multi-disciplinary research and contextualised in South Asia’s political landscape.

We Work With

Governments, helping them formulate policy based on high-quality research, stakeholder consultations and consensus-building.

Think Tanks, helping them with research, advocacy and partnerships.

Multi-National Corporations, helping them navigate India’s complex regulatory and governance landscape.

Foreign Governments, helping them to enhance bilateral relations with India and South Asia using Track 1.5 and Track 2 forums and also help resolve long pending disputes.

Non-profits, partnering them in capacity building, advocacy on a range of issues.

Embassies & High Commissions offering immersion programmes, advisories and expertise to enhance their understanding of South Asia.



Yashovardhan Jha Azad, IPS (Retd)

Chairman & Co-Founder, DeepStrat

Saikat Datta

CEO & Co-Founder, DeepStrat

Amitabh Mathur, IPS (Retd)

Co-Founder, DeepStrat

Nandkumar Saravade IPS (Retd)

Co-Founder, DeepStrat

Saurabh Chandra, IAS (Retd)

Co-Founder, DeepStrat

Anand Venkatanaryanan

Co-Founder, DeepStrat

Kazim Rizvi

Co-Founder, DeepStrat

Our Publications

C4CII: Cloud for Critical Information Infrastructure

Executive Summary The era of digitisation may have begun, when the Personal computer became available as a mass market device in the year 1970, when the Altair 8800 was introduced, but it accelerated at great speed in the 2000s, when internet companies figured out how to create ware-house sized giant computers, by networking cheaper desktop […]

India and the post G20 Summit World

Despite the absence of the Presidents of China and Russia who were represented by their Prime Minister and Foreign Minister respectively, the G20 Summit was a grand success by any yardstick. The summit followed India’s unique success in space exploration when Chandrayan-3 landed the Vikram lander and rolled out the Pragyan Rover on the moon’s […]

A Study of GST Levy on Sugar Sweetened Beverages

INTRODUCTION   Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) have been identified as a major source of sugar content leading to obesity and related health complications. The World Health Organization (WHO) discourages the consumption of sugar since it contributes to unhealthy weight.[1] There is an increasing global trend to combat the ill effects of such sugar consumption by a […]

India’s Privacy Bill (DPDP, 2023): A Detailed Analysis

The landmark Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Bill, 2023 is finally here, and it comes with some significant changes from the last draft that was put out for consultation last year. DeepStrat had submitted its comments to the draft in January, 2023 and several suggestions have been incorporated. There are several major changes that have […]

Analysis of the GoM Report on GST for Online Gaming

A. Gaming Industry in India   “The gaming market is huge internationally and the number of youth connected to this market globally is increasing. That is why in this year’s [2022] budget we have focused on Animation Visual Effects Gaming Comic (AVGC)”1 Mr. Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India “The animation, visual effects, gaming, […]

DeepStrat is organizing a webinar on ‘Tibetans in India: Hopes, Anxieties and Expectations’

Details of the event: Webinar: Tibetans in India: Hopes, Anxieties and Expectations Date: Sunday, April 2, 2023 Time: 1700 hrs (IST) To Register:  Addressing the future of Tibetans in India The Fourteenth Dalai Lama turns a youthful 88 this year. He has lived 64 of those years in exile as an ‘honored guest’ in India, […]