Dr. Shrikant Paranjpe is Professor in the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, and Director, Yashwantrao Chavan National Centre of International Security and Defence Analysis (YC–NISDA), University of Pune. He was a Fulbright Fellow (Post-Doctoral, Research) at the George Washington University, Washington D.C. in 1984-85 and a Visiting Professor at Colorado College, Colorado Springs. He has published several books and papers in the area of national security, strategic studies, and South Asian security issues.