MAJ GEN S B ASTHANA, SM, VSM (Retd)
Globally acknowledged Strategic and Security Analyst authored over 400 publications. Veteran Infantry General with 45 years of experience at national and varied international fields. Former Director General Infantry in Indian Army, Head of Training Team in Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. Held various key appointments in Army and United Nations.
TV commentator, Speaker in various Strategic, Military forums, UN Organisations, Think tanks, and Universities. Interviewed by various National and International news channels/newspapers/organizations on strategic, military, and UN-related subjects. Currently On Governing/Security Council Confederation of Education Excellence CEE, International Organisation of Education Development (IOED), and other UN Organisations. On Advisory Board of Global Advisors Consultants Corporation, member Expert Group Challenges Forum, IOED representative in UN Headquarters, Vienna, Austria. Chief Instructor, USI of India, the oldest think tank of India. Distinguished Expert, Bharat Centre of Canada. Advisor Amity University, Bharat Media LLC, USA.
Awarded twice by President of India, twice by UN, CEE excellence award for Nation building by Governor of Haryana. Awarded for “International Diplomacy and Global Conflict Resolutions” by IOED twice, a Consultative body for ECOSOC and International Police Commission – IPC India, by former Prime Minister of Moldova.
Reachable at Facebook, LinkedIn, as Shashi Asthana, asthana_shashi on twitter, and
Personnel site https://asthanawrites.org/0/
LinkedIn Profile- www.linkedin.com/in/shashi-asthana-4b3801a6
My Youtube link- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl50YRTBrOCVIxDtHfhvQDQ?view_as=subscriber
Plabon Kumar Mukherjee (Retd) is a Mechanised Infantry veteran. He served the
Army for almost 37 years in different capacities and handled many challenging
Operational, Intelligence, Logistics and HR issues in various terrains and
situations including J&K and the NE. He has been an Instructor at the IMA
Dehradun, handled tricky Operational Logistics at the Siachen Glacier, Served
in Senior Staff levels in a Mountain Division, HQ ARTRAC, the Perspective
Planning Directorate & DGMF at the Army HQ and HQ IDS/DIA. A DSSC qualified
officer, he has commanded a Highly Equipment Intensive Recce & Support
(Wheeled) Battalion in J&K during OP PARAKRAM. Above apart, the Officer is
a regular MBA from the prestigious IMS, HP University, Shimla and has also attended
Management Development Programmes at IIM Calcutta, MDI Gurugram and the Amity
University, NOIDA (Management of Academic Institutions). He has also been the
Additional Director (Schools) with the HQ Army Welfare Education Society, New
Delhi. Commended thrice by the Army Hierarchy and member of several Think-
Tanks, he is an Emphatic Speaker & Analyst in the domains of Geo-Politics,
Current Affairs & Management and keenly follows the Global Politico -
Economic - Military Dynamics.
Gaurav Kumar is a Research Assistant at United
Service Institution of India. He did his Bachelors in Political Science from
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and completed his Masters in International
Relations and Area Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He
started his career as an intern at the Organisation for Research on China and
Asia and Project Statecraft. He also worked as Assistant
Editor for IJORD Journal Gurugram for a brief stint of time. He is interested
in National Security issues like Asymmetric warfare and religious extremism.
His works have been published in The Geopolitics, South Asia Journal, Global
Order and National Interest and Dainik Jagran Varanasi Edition.
LinkedIn - /https://www.linkedin.com/in/gaurav-k-632a4923a/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/gaurav15_isk
Dr. Arpita Biswas (Research Assistant)