Alok Bansal - CSS

Alok Bansal is the Executive Director of South Asian Institute for Strategic Affairs (SAISA). He has been the Executive Director of the National Maritime Foundation (NMF) and has worked with the Institue of Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) earlier.

He has authored a book titled “Balochistan in Turmoil:Pakisatn at Cross Roads’; in 2009 and has co-edited several other books.

Dhruv Katoch, Director - CCLS

Major General Dhruv C. Katoch served as the Director of the Indian Army’s Think Tank, Centre for Land Warfare Studies till Nov 2014. A third generation army officer, he has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Honoris Causa) from the Indira Gandhi University, Rewari in 2016. Presently, he is Director, India Foundation, Editor, SALUTE Magazine and Secretary General, Indian War Veterans Association.


Lalitha Kumaramangalam, Director – CSRS

Lalitha Kumaramangalam is an Indian politician and Chairperson of the National Commission for Women. Kumaramangalam is a graduate of St. Stephen's College, Delhi with a degree in economics and has an MBA from Madras University. She runs an NGO named Prakriti.

Vijayalakshmi Vijayakumar – CSP

Vijayalakshmi Vijayakumar, is the Founder Secretary of Heritage a not-for-profit Trust that works in the field of Cultural and natural heritage. The heritage organises festivals, workshops and seminars. With two significant annual festivals: GUDIYA SAMBHRAMA...the Temple Festival and SRISHTI SAMBHRAMA...the Earth Mother Festival.