Lt. Gen (Dr) Prakash Menon PVSM, AVSM, VSM

Former Military Adviser, National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) and Director, Strategic Studies Programme, The Takshashila Institution

The General is presently the Director Strategic Studies Programme, Takshashila Institution, Bangalore, Professor Emeritus, Trans Disciplinary University, Bangalore and  Adjunct Professor at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) Bangalore.

He served in the Indian Army for nearly forty years. Though he retired in Oct 2011, he continued in government as a Military Adviser and Secretary to Government of India in the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) at New Delhi from May 2011 to 2017

He is the author of ‘Strategy Trap - India and Pakistan under the Nuclear Shadow’ and co-author of ‘Non-Alignment 2.0’ and ‘India’s Path to Power: Strategy in a World Adrift’. He writes a weekly column for ThePrint.