Bharat Karnad

Bharat Karnad is Research Professor for National Security Studies at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, and author of numerous books, among them, Nuclear Weapons and Indian Security: The Realist Foundations of Strategy, Second edition (2005, 2002), India’s Nuclear Policy (2008) and, most recently, Why India is Not a Great Power (Yet), and blogs at

He was Member of the National Security Advisory Board, Member of the Nuclear Doctrine-drafting Group, Government of India, and, formerly, Adviser, Defense Expenditure, Finance Commission, India.