Friday, February 4, 2011

K. Subrahmanyam - Our Gratitude & RIP

Defence strategy Guru, K. Subrahmanyam passed away in Delhi on Thursday, February 3, 2011. 

Subrahmanyam, a prominent international strategic affairs analyst, journalist and a former Indian civil servant, headed the Kargil Review Committee and was the founding director of the security think-tank, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses.

Our TV news channels, too occupied with the drama in Egypt, did not find a minute to report or mourn the loss of a man whose contribution to national security is immense. If one considers the days in which India was still a relatively new, free and independent nation, the man's contribution is phenomenal. An interesting article on him is available here at Rediff

The man who declined the Padma Bhushan award in 1999 is on record to have stated: "...that bureaucrats and journalists should not accept government awards". One hopes they learn. We owe Subrahmanyam our deepest gratitude. RIP


  1. Such gems are hard to find in our beauracracy.

    It is very unfortunate that no MSM thought it fit to have a special program on Subramanyam. Reason is obvious.

    RIP Mr Subramanyam. We are thankful for all your services to the nation.

  2. May his soul rest in peace and heartfelt condolences for his bereaved family members

  3. Risking appearing to strike a jarring note, I mention a point in here.

    I was a great admirer of KSub, but then he spoke on the Indo-US nuclear deal. Another of his opinions were that India did not need a thermonuclear device. These were some of the views that he expressed, and they indeed blemished his otherwise effective career.


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