Laxman Kumar Behera is Research Fellow at New Delhi-based Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), a premier think tank under India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD). As a member of the IDSA’s Cluster of Defence Economics and Industry, he has vertical specialisation on issues related to Arms Procurement, Defence Offsets, Defence Industry, Military Spending, and Defence Cooperation. He was closely associated with two high-level Committees set up by Indian MoD on Defence Acquisition and Defence Expenditure. As part of his current job, Mr Behera provides regular inputs to the MoD and other Ministries and Departments of the Government of India. In his research career, he has published a numerous policy relevant research articles in reputed journals.