Simran Walia is a Research Associate (Indo-Pacific group) at the Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS), New Delhi. Her research interest focuses on Japanese politics and Foreign Policy, Indo-Pacific and East Asian foreign policy and strategic security. Before Joining CAPS, she worked as a Research Assistant in Observer Research Foundation (ORF). She has published several articles in magazines, websites and Journals like the Diplomat, 9 Dashline, Indian Defence Review, Global Policy Journal, etc. She has also presented her papers at national and international conferences. She has done her M.Phil in Japanese Studies and Masters in International relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University.