Mahesh Kumar is an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of the Centre for Advanced Scientific Equipment at the Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur, India. He worked at Bharat Electronics Ltd. in Bangalore, India from 2005 to 2013. He is one of the founding members and former chair of the Indian National Young Academy of Science (INYAS). He is also a member of the Global Young Academy.


A multidisciplinary group of scientists discusses the past and present status of science diplomacy in South Asia, with particular reference to existing science and technology agreements, COVID-19 diplomacy, and nationalism.