Major General BK Sharma, AVSM, SM and Bar (Retd)
Maj Gen BK Sharma was commissioned in the SIKHLIGHT Infantry Regiment in 1976 and superannuated in 2012. He is the Director General of United Service Institution of India (USI), India’s oldest think tank established by the British in 1870. He was conferred three military awards by the President of India for rendering exceptional distinguished national service and for displaying courage. Besides, he was conferred national award for nation building by the Confederation of Educational Excellence of India in 2017. He has tenanted prestigious assignments in India, including command of a mountain division on China border and Senior Faculty Member at the National Defence College. He has represented his country at the UN as Military Observer in Central America and has been India’s Defence Attaché in Central Asia. He specializes in Strategic Net Assessment methodology, Scenario Building and Strategic Gaming. He has visited about 35 countries as member of international delegations and on educational tours. He has participated in 29 international conferences abroad and several such conferences in India. He has edited about 08 books, contributed more than 60 seminal papers in the Indian / foreign journals and Newspapers and presented 30 research papers at international conferences. He edits prestigious USI Strategic Year Book. He has lectured at the prestigious military establishment, policy think tanks, and universities, literature festivals in India and abroad. He regularly participates in Track-2 Level dialogue.