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

Shielding Young Minds: DPDP’s Safeguards for Children’s Data Privacy

Shielding Young Minds: DPDP’s Safeguards for Children’s Data Privacy After considerable deliberations, the Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Act is finally operational and brings a host of fiduciary obligations for any entity, private or public, that is handling personal data. The Act also emphasises a special category for children, which mandates additional obligations under Section […]

Themes for Digital India Bill: An Analysis

The full report can be accessed here. Nearly 23 years after India passed the Information Technology (IT) Act 2000, we are again looking at passing an ambitious Digital India Act. Much has changed in the intervening years since the last Act and technology as well as services have undergone a paradigm shift. In 2000, the […]

Reflections on Delhi G 20 Summit

As the dust and din settles after the very successful G20 Summit hosted by India on 9-10 September 2023, it is time to revisit the key outcomes.  The theme of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam- One Earth, One Family, that share One Future- underlined India’s abiding belief in inclusivity and interdependence- also clearly underlining the complexity of the current […]

Indo Canada Ties in the aftermath of Nijjar Killing

Returning home from the G20 Summit, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, wasted little time  to call for a special session of Parliament and  accused India of complicity in the killing of the Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Nijjar was wanted in India for several violent crimes and carried a reward for his capture in India. Trudeau […]

C4CII: Cloud for Critical Information Infrastructure

A PDF version of the report is available here. 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 […]

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 […]