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  • Raj Shukla

    Research Fellow
    +91 11 2671 7983
    Archive data: Person was Research Fellow at IDSA from June 2009 to April 2010

    Joined IDSA

    June 2009


    Counter-Terrorism, Internal Security, National Security, Nuclear Warfighting and Civil - Military Relations


    MSc in Defence Studies, M Sc ( Tech ) Weapon Systems

    Current Project

    India as a Modern Nation State and Weaknesses in its National Security Construct


    Commissioned into the Regiment of Artillery in 1982, the officer commanded a Medium Regiment as part of a Mountain Division in the Eastern Theatre and subsequently as part of a Strike Corps in the Western Theatre. Amongst other tenures, the officer has served along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, the watershed in Sikkim and as part of various mechanized formations. A qualified aviator he has also done a stint in flying along the borders in Sikkim and in the North – East. He has tenated several staff appointments, to include tenures as General Staff Officer, Grade I in an Infantry Division and as a Director in the Directorate General of Military Operations at Army Headquarters. The officer has also tenated instructional appointments in the School of Artillery and the Indian Military Training Team in Bhutan. An alumnus of Defence Services Staff College Wellington, he has attended the Higher Defence Managemaent Course in the College of Defence Management, Secunderabad as also participated in seminars on WMD / Nuclear Terrorism, Stability Operations, OOTW and Disaster Management in Hawaii ( USA ), Tokyo and Bangkok.