Council for Strategic Affairs

Council for Strategic Affairs

Our Team

Dr. A Adityanjee, MD

President of CSA and Chairperson, Board of Directors

Advisory Board

Rear Admiral Sanatan Kulshreshtha
Ambassador Pradeep Kapur
Brigadier Arun Sahagal
Ambassador Veena Sikri
Commodore R Seshadri Vasan

Board of Directors

CSA Executive Team

Distinguished Fellow

Major General (Retired) Harsha Kaka
“I was commissioned into the Regiment of Artillery in Jun 1979 and superannuated in Mar 2015 as a Major General. I am an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Indian Military Academy, Defence Services Staff College and the College of Defence Management. I hold a MSc in defence studies from Madras University, Master of Management Studies (MMS) from Osmania University and a PGD in HR from IIMM Pune.

  • In addition, I have been awarded the National Security Studies Certificate by the Canadian Forces College, Toronto, Canada. During my military service, I held a variety of appointments in every part of the country. I was the head of the department in strategic studies at the College of Defence Management, where I wrote extensively on futuristic planning and enhancing joint operations.
  • I also served as part of the United Nations peacekeeping operations in Mozambique. In addition to training courses in India, I attended the National Security Studies Course at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto. I am the first officer from India to attend this course.
  • Post my superannuation, I have settled in Lucknow where I extensively write for a few newspapers, magazines and online newsletters. I am also a security analyst on multiple TV channels. My articles span a wide spectrum covering international relations, strategic threats (both military and non-military with emphasis on South Asia), defence planning and capacity building, national security and politico-military cooperation.
  • I am also a founder member of a Lucknow based think tank, STRIVE (Society for Transformative Research and Veteran Empowerment). I have spoken on both Josh and TEDX platforms.”

CSA Training Fellow