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AbstractThe combination of high biodiversity, human population density, and close proximity with domestic and wild animals makes India highly vulnerable to the threat of emerging and re-emerging zoonotic diseases. A OneHealth approach to surveillance, preparedness and control has been advocated for effectively tackling these threats. However, given the historic, “siloed” nature of research and institutions, there have been multiple challenges to effectively operationalise OneHealth research. Here, I outline two examples of interdisciplinary research that have helped generate novel insights for disease dynamics of rabies and Kyasanur forest disease in India. I highlight how this can be a useful template to operationalise OneHealth research in complex socio-ecological systems in the world’s most vulnerable countries.