Mr. Maroof Raza

Mentor, Security Watch India, Author and Media Commentator

Maroof Raza is well known in India for his TV commentaries on national security. He has been appearing frequently on TIMESNOW, the leading Indian television channel as their Strategic Affairs Expert, since 2007. He also writes a regular column in a popular Indian magazine, THE WEEK. In the past, he has appeared in the past on almost all of India’s leading television channels and on BBC’s World Service radio programmes, since 1995. Maroof Raza is often invited to lecture on India’s foreign policy by Indian missions abroad, as well as by international think-tanks, as also, at all the leading Indian military institutions (from NDA to NDC).

The books authored by him include: Low-Intensity Conflicts (1995) Wars and No Peace over Kashmir (1996); Generals and Governments in India and Pakistan ( 2001 ) and Confronting Terrorism (2009). He is also the General Editor of a Military Affairs series of HarAnand Publications (in India) since 2001. He also publishes a monthly magazine ‘Salute’.

Educated in India (at the Mayo College, Ajmer and St. Stephen’s College, Delhi), and subsequently in England (at King’s College, London and at Cambridge University); Maroof has served in the Indian Army’s Grenadiers, and Mechanized Infantry Regiments, and as an instructor at the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, Delhi, the Henry L. Stimson Centre, Washington and the War Studies Department of King’s College, London.

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