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Vasantha Rao RAGHAVAN

Lt Gen (Ret.) VR Raghavan is President, Centre for Security Analysis, Chennai, India. He is a member of India's National Security Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Task Force set up by the Government of India to Review Defence Preparedness. The General was an elected member of the Council of United Services Institution of India and was Council Member, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), London. He was a Commissioner of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission chaired by Dr. Hans Blix and also advisor and research consultant to the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament convened by the Governments of Australia and Japan. He was Visiting Fellow at Centre for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford University and Henry L Stimson Centre. He has authored books amongst which, the monograph, India's Need for Strategic Balance; essay on Limited War and Nuclear Escalation in South Asia, the books Infantry in India, and Siachen-Conflict without End are widely known. He has edited more than two dozens of books.