Lt Gen P R Shankar is a retired Director General of Artillery. He has vast operational experience and has held many important command, staff and instructional appointments in the Army. He is an alumnus of Defence Services Staff College Wellington, Army War College Mhow, Naval Post Graduate School Monterrey and National Defence College Delhi.
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Amit Cowshish is a former Financial Advisor (Acquisition), Ministry of Defence. He is presently associated as a Distinguished Fellow with the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, and as a Partner with Dua Associates, Advocates and Solicitors.
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Winner of the Silver Gun in his Young Officers Course, he tenanted prestigious appointments in the India Army, serving also as the Defence Attaché to Vietnam where he developed his interests in the Asia- Pacific region.
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RADM Sudarshan Shrikhande, commissioned July 1980; served in several ships before specialising in ASW & Sonar Weapon Engg from the Soviet Naval War College (1985-88). There upon, he was ASWO & Operations Officer in INS Ranvir for four years.
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Maj Gen Harsha Kakar was commissioned into the army in Jun 1979 and superannuated in Mar 2015. During his military service, he held a variety of appointments in every part of the country including J&K and the North East. The officer was the head of department in strategic studies at the college of defence management where he wrote extensively on futuristic planning and enhancing joint operations.
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Lt Gen A K Singh (Retd) the erstwhile Lt Governor of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Puducherry, Ex GOC in C Southern Command has been an alumni of NDA, Staff College Camberley,UK, Malinovsky Tank Academy,Moscow & The HC & NDC courses.
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Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha is a former Chief of Integrated Defence Staff and was member of Defence Acquisition Council between 2010-2012. During his tenure the Long Term Integrated Perspective Plan was compiled and approved by the Government.
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Brigadier Anjum Shahab is an ex Defense Officer with over 33 years of distinguished military service. He was commissioned in ‘Corps of Signals’ in December 1975 from IMA, Dehradun and superannuated from military service in June 2008.
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Mr Anil Trigunayat is a member of the Indian Foreign Service. He has served in the Indian Missions in Cote d’Ivoire, Bangladesh, Mongolia, USA, Russia, Sweden and Nigeria, Libya and Jordan. In the Ministry of External Affairs he has worked in the Economic, West Asia and North Africa and Consular Divisions.
He also served as Director General/Joint Secretary for the Gulf & Haj Divisions in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi. Thereafter, Mr. Trigunayat worked as Deputy Chief of Mission in the rank of Ambassador in the Embassy of India, Moscow.
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Lt Cdr (Retd) L.Shivaram is an alumnus of Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, where he graduated in Instrumentation. He joined the Indian Navy in 1984 as a commissioned officer in the Engineering Branch. In the Navy he underwent specialization courses in Marine engineering and also the Air Engineering specialization course at Naval Institute of Aeronautical Technology.
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Air Vice Marshal Manmohan Bahadur, retired from the Indian Air Force after 36 years of distinguished service. He is an Experimental Test Pilot from the French Test Pilots School, a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College, USA and a post graduate in Defence and Strategic Studies from Madras University.
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Uma Sudhindra is an entrepreneur, current affairs observer, with a focus on domestic & global politics & defence. An alumnus of Fergusson College and JNU, she has been writing about international relations, political systems and the humane aspect of armed forces. She contributes to two social causes – skilling Ex Service Men through Akhil Bharatiya Poorva Sainik Seva Parishad and also runs her own NGO, which empowers women by addressing their safety & harassment issues. She is part of the Forum for Integrated National Security (FINS), a think tank based in Mumbai.
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LT GEN SUBRATA SAHA, PVSM, UYSM, YSM, VSM (RETD)
Lt Gen Saha, former Deputy Chief of Army Staff is a highly decorated officer with a career spanning nearly four decades in the Indian Army.
In his last assignment as Deputy Chief he adopted the strategy, “Win Indian Wars with Indian Solutions,” driven by a strong and unprecedented collaborative process involving academia, industry (including MSMEs) and the Army.
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Dr. Yang Jiemian is a senior fellow and the former President of Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS). He received his Ph.D. at Shanghai International Studies University (SISU). He is also a counsellor of Shanghai Municipal People’s Government and on the boards of the China National Association for International Studies, the Chinese People Institute of Foreign Affairs, the National Association of China-U.S. Friendship, the National Association of American Studies, Shanghai Association of International Relations, Shanghai Institute for International Strategic Studies, Shanghai Association of Taiwan Studies and many other organizations.
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Retired as Special Secretary, Government of India in September 2010. Settled in Bangalore. Served both at home and overseas. Decorated for Meritorious and Distinguished Service. Specialised in Insurgency and Counter-insurgency in Northeast region and its external manifestations.
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Chairman COSC & Chief of the Air Staff
Air Chief Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik, PVSM VSM, in a distinguished career spanning forty two years culminating as the Chairman COSC and CAS has flown a wide variety of combat and trainer aircraft.
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Lt Gen KJ Singh superannuated in August, 2016 after 39 years of distinguished service. The General officer has commanded Western Command, an operationally committed Corps in North East, an Armoured Division in the Strike Corps, a T-90 Armoured Brigade and an elite Armoured Regiment – 63 Cavalry. He was Colonel of seven armoured regiments.
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The author is presently an independent consultant and Honorary Advisor to FICCI – Space Division. In his 27 year long career, he has also worked as Head of Defence Exports at Ashok Leyland Ltd and at Frost & Sullivan (Asia Pacific), Ratan was the Practice Leader, Aerospace & Defense, based out of Singapore. In the Army he held important posts in the acquisition wing of the Ministry of Defence.
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Lt Gen Sanjay Kulkarni, PVSM, AVSM, SC, SM, VSM (Retd) was commissioned into 4 KUMAON in 1977. In his illustrious career of 39 years, he served in various types of terrain and participated in Operation Polar Bear and Operation Meghdoot, as a Captain in 1983 and in 1984. For leading his Platoon to unfurl the National Flag on Bilafond la he was decorated with Shaurya Chakra.
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General Nitin Gadkari (Retd), had a distinguished career in the Indian Army which spanned 37 years of commissioned service. He was commissioned into the Regiment of Artillery in June 1977. In his career span he served across the length and breadth of the country and abroad.
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