Ajai Shukla is an Indian journalist and a retired Colonel of Indian Army. He writes articles on defense policy, production and acquisition and currently works as consulting editor with Business Standard. He earlier worked with DD News and NDTV.
Mr. Gupta a dynamic professional with over 10 years of experience of which 6 years have been spent in the Indian defence sector and has gained deep insights into all ground level aspects of the Indian defence procurement procedures (DPP), Defence offset policy, Defence regulatory aspects, business channel development and built his career on strong industry acumen and developed sound connects with constituents of India’s aerospace & defence sector- OEMs, large business houses; manufacturing supply chain and relevant authorities - A Globe Trotter that has a multidisciplinary approach utilizing assets of various functions to envision and swiftly execute opportunities from the concept to deli.
Major General G. D. Bakshi, is a retired Indian army officer. He is from the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles. He is a veteran of many skirmishes on the Line of Control and of counter-terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab, he was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal for commanding a battalion in operations in Kargil, Later, he is commanded a brigade in counter-terror operations in the rugged mountains of Kishtwar, for which he was awarded the Sena Medal for distinguished service
Major Devender Pal Singh is a retired officer in the Indian Army. He is a Kargil war veteran, and is known as the India's first blade runner. After falling a million times, he has picked himself up, and as of today has more than 18 marathons to his credit. No wonder he has rightfully earned himself a column in Limca Book of Records “People of the year 2016”. Singh has begun a support group for amputees, The Challenging Ones, in 2011 to encourage and enable people like him to strive to rise above their disability through sports. The group has won many laurels in Paralympics sports at national and international level.The motto of the group is “I might be slow, but I keep my flow. I won’t stop till I reach the top.”
Raghu Raman has possibly one of the most unique career profiles spanning over 25 years. He has spent eleven years as an officer in the Indian Armed Forces , followed by another eleven years in the corporate sector before joining the Government as CEO of the National Intelligence Grid. Raghu started his career with the Indian Army. During his stint, he was in active combat in Punjab battling terrorists and in Siachen Glacier facing Pakistani troops. He has served as a UN peacekeeper, as well as been an instructor teaching leadership and strategy to officers at the prestigious School of Armoured Warfare. After leaving the Indian Army, Raghu joined the Mahindra Group in 1998 and helped set up Mahindra United World College. Over the next ten years he led various companies, including First Choice, Mahindra SSG and finally DLSI, a Mahindra joint venture with British Aerospace before being handpicked to create and head the National Intelligence Grid, Ministry of Home Affairs in the Government of India. After his five year stint as the founding CEO of NATGRID, Raman joined Reliance Industries as Group President, Risk, Security & New Ventures. Raghu is a Distinguished Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, a frequent guest faculty in business schools, keynote speaker and columnist on National Security Strategy and Leadership in leading publications. He is also the author of “Everyman’s War” - a book published by Random House.