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  • V Krishnappa

    Research Fellow
    +91 11 2671 7983
    Archive data: Person was Research Fellow at IDSA from September 2004 to July 2013

    Joined IDSA

    September 2004


    Strategic thinking and practice, systems thinking, scenario planning, change management, International relations, defence policy


    MSc in Defence and Strategic Studies (2003), University of Madras

    Current Project

    Building competence for strategic thinking using scenario and systems thinking methodologies in large organisations


    Group Captain Krishnappa Venkatshamy is serving officer in the Indian Air Force (IAF) and is a Research Fellow at the IDSA since September 2004. Commissioned in 1990 at the Air Force Academy (AFA), he is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC),the College of Air Warfare (CAW) and the Air Force Administrative College(AFAC). Before joining IDSA, he served in various operational squadrons and training centres of the IAF. He was the Book Review Editor of the Strategic Analysis from 2005 to 2009 and serves as a Member of the Editorial Committee of the IDSA Journal of Defence Studies. He previously led the IDSA’s inter-disciplinary National Strategy Project (INSP); Directed Scenarios planning based multi-disciplinary project Strategic Trends 2050 (ST2050)’ (commissioned by Defence Research and Development Organisation as part of their major project to develop long term vision and strategy); He co-leads the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS) projects on India’s strategic thought and practice and the project on Military change and adaptation; lead IDSA’s internal consultancy project on IDSA’s Intellectual and Institutional History (1965-2011). He managed the IDSA International Visiting Fellows and Internship Programme (2009 – 2013). He has read peace research at University of Oslo (2008). Krishnappa has participated in number of seminars, conferences, bilateral dialogues, consultancy projects and is often invited to deliver lectures in various institutions in India and abroad.

    Select Publications

    • •Kanti Bajpai, Saira Basit and V. Krishnappa (ed.), India’s Grand Strategy: History, Theory, Cases , Routledge, (New Delhi) (Forthcoming, December 2013)
    • Krishnappa Venkatshamy and Princy George (ed.), Grand Strategy for India 2020 and Beyond, Pentagon Press International, New Delhi, 2012
    • Exploring India’s strategic futures 2050 (unpublished Report submitted to DRDO)
    • The Problem of Grand Strategy, Journal of Defence Studies, Volume 6, No. 3, IDSA, New Delhi.
    • Global Power Shifts and Strategic Transition in Asia (ed.), Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2009
    • Nuclear Order in the Twenty-First Century (ed.), Academic Foundation, New Delhi 2009

    Other publications