Major Gaurav Arya (Retd) is an Indian Army veteran. He left the army in 1999 and started his corporate career. He has worked with top corporates like Wipro, Hutch (now Vodafone) and Ernst & Young. He was CEO and President in a Singapore based MNC before he joined the media in 2017. He is currently Senior Consulting Editor – Strategic Affairs for a leading Indian media conglomerate.
Major Arya is a writer and public speaker. He frequently speaks at corporate and other events. In 2017 he was invited to speak at the UK Parliament.
Major Arya is founder of Chanakya Forum.
Satish Tyagi has served in the Indian Army for more than three decades and commanded an Infantry Battalion. He has served in the Army HQs and has been also been an instructor in NDA, Army War College; Colonel GS of a Mountain Brigade and the Founder Commandant of counter terrorism related Corps Battle School in Kashmir.
After moving out of the Army he has served in Center for e-Governance in the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) and as a Cyber Consultant at National Security Council Secretariat and coordinated the National Security Advisory Board (NSAB).
He was a Research Fellow at United Service Institute of India and Research Associate of Centre of Contemporary Conflict, Monterey, California, USA for the Project “Asymmetric Warfare in South Asia: Kargil and Beyond”. He has authored several articles in professional journals, magazines and books including ‘The Fourth Estate: A Force Multiplier’ and ‘The Kargil Victory: Battles from Peak to Peak’ where he has penned his battle experiences and more are in the pipeline.
He has deftly nurtured Chanakya Forum as the Editor-in-Chief right from its inception from 25 September 2021 till 31 May 2021.
Brigadier Binuraj is a retired Gunner Officer who was Director Operations in the Artillery Directorate and commanded an Artillery Brigade. A certified Project Management Professional (PMP), he is an alumni of College of Defence Management and Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. He has vast experience in Defence Perspective Planning, organisational restructuring and has worked as an Associate Editor for a Defence Magazine. He is also mentoring an AI & Robotics Startup.
Colonel S Dinny (Retd) served in the Indian Army as an Infantry officer. During his service, he has served in all kinds of terrain and operational environment. He has served on deputation in the United Nations as a Military Observer in Congo. He is an alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, Nilgiris and later served as a faculty at the same institute. He holds a M Phil in Defence and Strategic Studies from Madras University. He frequently contributes articles in many newspapers and magazines and participates in online/television debates.
Brigadier Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd) has commanded an operational Brigade and has been Brigadier- in- charge Administration in a premier training facility. He has had exposure abroad on deputation to Botswana, Southern Africa as member of an Indian Army Training Team and has had extensive exposure in mentoring of Defence Forces overseas. He possesses vast instructional experience, imparting instructions in both technical aspects and tactical application of weapon systems.