Sharkdam Wapmuk is with the Division of African Politics and Integration, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs. He is a graduate of universities of Maiduguri and Jos, where he earned B.Sc. Political Science and M.Sc. Political Economy and Development Studies respectively. He is currently on a doctoral programme at the Department of Political Science, University of Jos, Nigeria. His doctoral thesis focuses on Nigeria-India Relations, 1990-2012. While his geographic areas of interest include Africa and Asia, his research interests are in the thematic fields of Africa-India relations, cooperation and integration in Africa, African development initiatives, and issues of security and development. He has written a number of journal articles and book chapters in these areas.