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Dr Anil Kakodkar

Dr. Anil Kakodkar is a renowned scientist of India. He was the director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre at Trombay and formerly chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India (AEIC) and also the Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Atomic Energy. Dr. Kakodkar is a champion of India’s self-reliance on Thorium as a fuel for nuclear energy. Dr. Anil kakodkar was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian honour, on 26th January 2009. He obtained his Mechanical Engineering degree from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) in Bambay University in 1963. He also obtained a masters degree in experimental stress analysis from the University of Nottingham in the year 1969. The life history of Anil Kakodkar’s career as nuclear scientist further saw him join the Reactor Engineering Division of the BARC.

Dr A. Parthasarathi

Professor Ashok Parthasarthi is a physicist and electronics engineer Professor Ashok Parthasarthi is a physicist and electronics engineer and a leading S&T policy maker planner and analyst. He was special Assistant for S & T to late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi from 1970 to 1975 He has participated in major UN S&T – related Conferences and undertaken several studies for a number of UN Agencies on various S&T policy planning and management issues. He is a member of the Research Advisory Committee of the Planning Commission and of the High Level National Task Force on the Development of India as a Knowledge society chaired by Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission. He is also the first Indian to be elected a Member of the Governing Board of The South Centre in Geneva set up by the late Julius Nyerere Founder President of Tanzania. He has published over 75 papers on issues of S&T policy, planning and management, prepared major reports on transfer of technology and technology policy for UNCTAD in Geneva and ESCAP in Bangkok. He has also edited two books: Pugwash on Self Reliance New Delhi, Ankur Publications, 1976 and Scientific Cooperation for Development: Search for New Directions. New Delhi,1979

Lt. Gen (Retd) V. R. Raghavan

Gen Raghavan is a President, Centre for Security Analysis (CSA) and Director, Delhi Policy Group (DPG). After a distinguished career in the Indian Army, where he was decorated on three occasions, he retired as Director General of Military Operations. His combat experience included operations in wars with Pakistan and China and in counter-insurgency campaigns. The General joined DPG as the founding Director. He is Council Member, International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS), London. He was a Commissioner of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission chaired by Dr. Hans Blix; Visiting Fellow at CISAC, Stanford University and the Henry L. Stimson Centre. He is an elected member of the Council of United Services Institution of India. He was a member of the Committee to review the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. The General currently is advisor and research consultant to the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament convened by the Governments of Australia and Japan. 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 dozen books. His articles have been carried in leading newspapers, journals, magazines in India and internationally. He is a Guest Lecturer at Indian War colleges and the National Defence College. He graduated from the Royal Military College of Science and Army Staff College, U.K. in 1968.

Dr R. R. Subrahmanyam

Dr R. R. Subramanian was a Senior Research Associate at Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses from October 1977 to September 2005. He worked at IDSA as an expert in nuclear studies. He has wide range of expertise in areas like Indo-US relations, non-proliferation issues and technology transfer. He worked with Joseph Nye, who, during the Carter and Clinton Administrations, was instrumental in conducting negotiations on nuclear non-proliferation. A Fulbright scholar at Harvard's Centre for Science and International Affairs, Dr Subramanian acquired his doctorate from Brandeis University in the United States before moving to Stanford to specialise in arms control and disarmament issues. He subsequently went to Freiburg University in Germany and was associated with its Institute of Science and Politics, a premier think tank.

Dr Rajiv Nayan

Dr Rajiv Nayan is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Has completed projects on Chemical Weapons Convention and global arms trade. Has published a monograph, and several papers on issues related to arms control in various journals. Besides, he has also contributed chapters to books edited by internationally reputed authors. His op-ed articles have appeared in the Asahi Shimbun/International Herald Tribune, the Times of India, the Hindustan Times, the Financial Express, the Pioneer, and the Deccan Herald among others. He received the Japan Institute of International Affairs Visiting Fellowship to work on South Asian Non-Proliferation Issues in 2004, and is currently on a Fulbright fellowship at the Center on International Cooperation, New York University. He is a PhD in Disarmament Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Dr Manpreet Sethi

Dr. Manpreet Sethi is Project Leader, Nuclear Security, at the Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi. She is also Fellow, International Relations, Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi.