I am an alumnus of Jodhpur University with Gold Medal in Solid state Physics in my Post Graduation. I joined Indian Navy in the year 1975 and was awarded with Silver Medal, the Telescope at the Naval Academy and the Sword of Honour for being adjudged the best Naval Officer during initial training. I did my specialization in Quality Assurance of Naval Armament and adorned various key appointments at Naval Command Headquarters, DRDO establishments, Ordnance Factories and finally rose to become the Director General of Naval Armament Inspection (DGNAI) at the Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Navy). I superannuated from Indian Navy in 2011. I am an alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College Wellington, Tamilnadu, India; The College of Naval Warfare, Mumbai, India and the prestigious National Defence College (NDC), New Delhi, India. I contribute regularly to defence journals on maritime issues and defence technology and deliver Keynote/Plenary addresses at conferences and seminars in India and abroad.
As part of self-development I have been engaged in the study of strategic aspects of acquisition of Nanotechnology in India by both the public and private sector, with specific relevance to National Security issues. I have two MPhil degrees pertaining to nanotechnology and associated issues from Mumbai and Chennai universities and have a Doctorate from ‘School of International Studies’ at the Jawaharlal National University (JNU) New Delhi. I have been empanelled as a PhD and MPhil guide at Hindustan University Chennai, India.
I have authored a book “Negotiating the Acquisition of Nanotechnology in India”.