K Santhanam former Director of Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. He superannuated from the Defence Research and Development Organisation as Chief Advisor (Technology). He was Scientific Advisor in the Ministry of External Affairs and a member of the National Security Advisory Board. He was conferred Padma Bhusan award in recognition of contributions to the Shakti-98 series of nuclear tests conducted in Pokhran in May 1998. He is a co-author of two books Jihadis in Jammu and Kashmir: A Portrait Gallery (Sage, 2003) and Iraq War 2003: Rise of the New Unilateralism (Ane Books, 2003). His coedited works include Asian Security and China, 2000-2010 (Shipra, 2004) and India and Central Asia: Advancing the Common Interest (Anamaya, 2004).
Tasneem Meenai was the Conference Coordinator for the 6th Asian Security Conference on "United Nations, Multilateralism and International Security" during her tenure at IDSA as Research Fellow. Her research areas include Multilateral Institutions and Conflict Resolution, and peace and security issues. She has obtained Masters degree in International Relations from the Australian National University as a Ford Foundation Scholar and from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science. She is currently serving as Reader at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia. New Delhi. She is the co-author of the book Iraq War 2003: Rise of the NewUnilateralism.
C Uday Bhaskar is Officiating Director, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. He is counted among the leading defence analysts in India and has contributed over 50 research articles/papers to professional journals and books published in India and abroad. His articles have appeared in US Naval Institute Proceedings, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism and the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists and in books published by the US Naval War College and the Royal Navy Defence Studies. He recently edited Indo-German Dialogue: Quest for International Peace and Security. He is the editor of IDSA's journals Strategic Analysis and Strategic Digest and founder-editor of Quarterdeck and is on the editorial board of Journal for Indian Ocean Studies.
Uttam K Sinha obtained his Ph.D. degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University and is Associate Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses. A recipient of the Indo-Kuwait Dewan Award in 1995 and before joining the faculty at IDSA, he was in the editorial of The Pioneer. He is currently focusing on non-traditional aspects of security with particular attention to the role of military in environmental protection. He is co-author of the book Iraq War 2003: Rise of the New Unilateralism.