With great sorrow, RCSS announces the passing of Prof. Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema on the 14th of February, 2019.

Prof. Iqbal Cheema was a founding member of RCSS, having been involved in RCSS’ activities since its inception. He was also a member its the International Research Committee.

Prof. Cheema is one of the towering figures in South Asian academics and is an internationally renowned scholar who promoted South Asian regional studies in many academic forums. He was a trail-blazer in studying many aspects of security and international relations, opening up new vistas. He has undoubtedly been a guiding light for generations of South Asian scholars.

RCSS has benefited immensely from his expertise, experience and enthusiasm. We gratefully acknowledge his contribution to South Asian regional studies in general and to RCSS in particular.