Dr. Shekhar Adhikari is a Professor (Retd.) and Former Head of the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, University of Allahabad. Presently he is Visiting Professor, Rashtriya Raksha University, Gujarat and UGC Nominee in KV Pendharkar College, Dombivili, Mumbai. He holds master’s degree in Defence and Strategic Studies and Political Science. He is a Fellow of the International Visitor Programme of the United States Information Agency (USIA). He recently visited France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Switzerland and Italy for academic and research purposes. He has been the President of the National Congress for Defence Studies (NCDS). He is a keen researcher in the field of Strategic Thinking and International Relations. His area of Specialization is Nuclear Disarmament & Arms Control, Western and Indian Strategic Thought, Conflict and Peace Studeis, National Security. He has written extensively in various journals relating to defence and security issues. He has successfully supervised 18 Ph.D. Students. He has earlier authored Modern Strategic Thought from Machiavelli to Nuclear Age; Adhunik Strategic Chintan; Security Challenges from Naxalism; India’s National Security in the 21st Century; South Asia: Traditional and Non-traditional Security Threats; India’s Security Interest in Her Neighbourhood; Military Thinking of Ancient India; Yogi Adityanath: Blend of Spiritualism and Political Realism; Yogi Adityanath: Adhyatmwaad Evam Rajneetik yatarthwaad ka Samnaway; Dimensions of National Security: With Reference to India’s National Security and Rashtriya Suraksha Ke Aayam: Bharat ke Rashtriya Surkasha Ke Vishesh Sandarbh Me.