Uddipan Mukherjee is an IOFS officer under the Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India. After completing his masters in Physics, he went on to do a doctorate (PhD) at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai (under the Department of Atomic Energy, India).
He also has qualified the Indian Civil Services Examinations (popularly known as the IAS exams) in 2007 with an all India rank of 210 with History and Political Science as the papers (the Interview board under Ms Parveen Talha was literally amazed at such a weird combination).
He is known for his commentaries, essays and articles on International Relations and security issues and has been widely published in think tank magazines, newspapers and books.