A career diplomat, Satish Chandra served as India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Offices in Geneva and later as High Commissioner to Pakistan. He, subsequently, went on to head the National Security Council Secretariat and was Deputy National Security Advisor.

Contributions 
Kargil War : Recollections The Kargil war was fought from May through till 26 July 1999 across a trans-Himalayan front of about 150 km at dizzying heights of up to 18000 feet in what was the most inhospitable and unlikely battleground in history. The relatively rapid expulsio...

Modi Government 2.0: Sure Footed Firmness vis-a-vis Pakistan India, following the re-election of the Modi Government, is to be commended for its sure footed firmness in its dealings with Pakistan. Pakistan's repeated feelers for a resumption of talks have been rebuffed on the eminently legitimate ground th...

A-SAT Missile Test: A Testimony to India's Growing Military and Scientific Prowess India's successful conduct of ‘Mission Shakti’ - an anti-satellite (A-SAT) missile test - on March 27, 2019 is testimony to its growing military and scientific prowess. The test entailed the destruction of an Indian satellite operating in lower e...

Calls for De Escalation and Dialogue Smack of Defeatism and Lack of Resolve In the aftermath of the game changing and highly successful Balakote strike, undertaken by the IAF on 26th February, in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan and the unsuccessful aerial attack attempted by the PAF in J&K on 27th February in whi...

Monographs 
India's Relations with its SAARC Neighbours India's relations with its SAARC neighbours have, over the decades, oscillated from very good to stressed barring Pakistan and Bhutan. With the former they have generally been very bad and with the latter very good. With the rest, notably Afghanistan...

Outreach 
India-Pak: Calls for de-escalation and dialogue smack of defeatism Published in The Sunday Guardian on 9th March 2019....

The Trinity Of Power Published in The Indian Express on 19th November 2018....

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