Commander Anand Kumar

Commander Anand Kumar

Research Fellow

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 a 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

All Publications