Commander Anand Kumar

Commander Anand Kumar

Research Fellow and Deputy Director

Areas of Research

  • International Maritime Law  and Governance
  • Historical development of the Laws of the Seas
  • Indian Maritime History
  • Laws of Armed Conflict (LOAC).
  • Geneva Conventions and International Human Rights Law (IHRL).
  • IUU Fishing
  • SAN REMO Manual


Commander Anand Kumar is an alumnus of Naval Academy, Goa. He was commissioned into the Navy on 01 Jul 98. He specialises in Anti-Submarine Warfare and is a graduate of prestigious Defence Services Staff College. He has served onboard many Indian Navy frontline ships. He is presently appointed as Deputy Director and Research fellow at National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi.


  • The officer, has undergone ‘Operation Analysis and Operations Research (OA & OR) course from prestigious institute, IIT Delhi.
  • The Officer was selected to undergo one month course in International Law of Military Operations and Maritime Law (I-LOMO) at Defence Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS), United States of America.
  • Diploma in International Maritime Law from Gujarat National Law University.
  • M.A in Human Resource Development.
  • M.Sc Psychology.
  • B.Sc in Psychology.


1. Complexities of Legal regimes in UNCLOS

2. Rule based order at Sea

3. Integrating Maritime Law in Military Missions

4. IUU Fishing

5. Maritime security threat in IOR & SCS

6. Anti Submarine Warfare & Submarine Operations

7. Laws of Armed Conflict

8. Case study-MV Enrica Lexie

9. Oceans rising & Sustainable Development Goals

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