C. Uday Bhaskar

Commodore C Uday Bhaskar, is currently Senior Fellow at the National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi, where he served as Director from 2009 - 2011. He retired from the Indian Navy in early 2007 after 37 years of service. He joined the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses in 1989 where he served as the Deputy Director (1996-2004) and later headed the Institute until late 2005. Subsequently he was appointed Member-Secretary of the Government of India’s Task Force on 'Global Strategic Developments' which reported directly to the PM of India. Bhaskar was Editor of Maritime Affairs and Strategic Analysis; and is currently on the Editorial Board of Contemporary Security Policy. He has edited books on nuclear, maritime and international security related issues, and has contributed over 60 research articles to journals in India and abroad. He is a guest lecturer at the Indian National Defense College. He is a life member of the United Services Institute and is part of the Governing Council of the Indian Council on World Affairs and the RIS. He is also a member of the Advisory Panel of the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. Bhaskar is also Chairman of the Middle East Institute, New Delhi.


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