Dr. Sameer Patil

Observer Research Foundation, fmr Indian National Security Council Secretariat Official

Commissioner for India

With authoritarian regimes gaining a lead in emerging technologies, it is not only urgent but imperative for like-minded democracies to unite and protect democratic values. The tech-based partnership carved out by these democratic powers will expand their advantage and decisively tilt the balance in their favour. The Global Tech Security Commission (GTSC) can significantly contribute to advancing this effort. India, with its unique civilisational ethos, experience in tackling the China challenge in its closest proximity, and tech power in its own right, will be a significant stakeholder in this engagement. I am, therefore, extremely privileged to be part of the GTSC.

Dr. Sameer Patil has previously served in the National Security Council Secretariat, Government of India. He is a Senior Fellow, Centre for Security, Strategy and Technology, Observer Research Foundation, India. Based out of Mumbai, his work focuses on the intersection of technology and national security, including cybersecurity. Dr Patil has a decade-long experience in the cyber policy field. He is the author of Securing India in the Cyber Era (Routledge, 2022) and has co-edited Moving Forward EU-India Relations: The Significance of the Security Dialogues (Edizioni Nuova Cultura, 2017). Dr Patil has participated in several Track 1 and Track 1.5 dialogues. In 2019, he received the prestigious Canberra Fellowship, awarded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia.