Our People



Founder Members & Governing Council



SAMDeS India people

Admiral RK Dhowan

PVSM, AVSM, YSM (RETD)

Chairperson


Admiral RK Dhowan was the 22nd Chief of the Naval Staff of the Indian Navy and on retiring from the Indian Navy office after over 42 years of distinguished service he was the Chairman of the National Maritime Foundation (NMF), India.

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SAMDeS India people

Ms. Shobhana Joshi

IDAS

Co-Chairperson & Treasurer


Shobhana Joshi joined the Indian Defence Accounts Service in 1979 and after a career span of almost 37 years in the Government of India retired as Secretary (Defence Finance). She is an alumna of the prestigious National Defence College, Delhi.

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SAMDeS India people

Air Marshal Ajit Bhavnani

PVSM, AVSM, VM(G) (RETD)

Founder


Air Marshal Ajit Bhavnani retired as Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force after 40 years of highly distinguished service. He was India's second C-in-C of the Strategic Forces Command. Post retirement he held major assignments in India’s private defence industry and now continues as a strategic consultant in the sector.

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SAMDeS India people

Dr. Vijayalakshmy Gupta

IDAS

Founder


Dr Vijayalashmy K Gupta, joined the Indian Defence Accounts Service in 1974 and retired as Secretary Defence Finance. As Member Finance Telecom Commision , she chaired the 3 G Spectrum Auction which netted three times the estimated amount. Post retirement she was appointed Member, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

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SAMDeS India people

Lt. General (Dr.) AS Lamba

PVSM, AVSM, Ph.D, MA (IR) (RETD)

Founder


Lt. General Arvinder Singh Lamba from the elite Parachute Artillery Regiment retired as Vice Chief of the Army Staff, after 41 years of distinguished Service. He is presently President, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), New Delhi.

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SAMDeS India people

Dr. RK Tyagi

F. Ae. S. I.

Founder


Dr. R.K. Tyagi currently is the Hony President, Center for India Progressing and has been the Former Chairman, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Former, CMD, Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited and President of the Aeronautical Society of India.

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SAMDeS India people

Cmde. Sujeet Samaddar

NM (Retd.)

Hony Secy


Commodore S Samaddar (IIT-R) retired as Principal Director Naval Plans. Post retirement he has served in leadership positions in private sector and as Senior Consultant, NITI AAYOG, Government of India. He is presently Adviser MRAI, Adviser (A&D) FICCI and Distinguished Fellow at CAPS, New Delhi.

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Mentors



Ambassador Ronen Sen

Air Chief Marshal S Krishnaswamy

PVSM, AVSM, VM & Bar (Retd)

Shri Nikhil Gandhi

Shri PR Sivasubramanian


Shri AS Kiran Kumar

Padma Shri
Former Chairman ISRO

Shri NR Mohanty

Padma Shri
Former CMD, HAL, Former, President Ae.S.I
Former, CMD Textron (india)

Mrs Rashmi Verma, IAS

Former Secretary (Tourism), Govt of India
Former Secretary (Textiles), Govt of India

General NC Vij

PVSM, UYSM, AVSM (Retd)
Former Chief of the Army Staff
Former Founder-Vice Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority

Dr Vishwapati Trivedi, IAS

Former, Chairman National Shipping Board & Secretary (Shipping)

Admiral L Ramdas

PVSM,AVSM, VrC, VSM (Retd)
Former Chief of the Naval Staff

Distinguished Members






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