Raghu Raman has had a unique mix of career experiences, beginning with a decade-long stint in the Indian Army, during which he saw operations in Punjab, commanded an active post in the Siachen Glacier, followed by a tour of duty in war-torn Angola as a UN peacekeeper. His last stint with the army was as an instructor at the prestigious School of Armoured Warfare, Ahmednagar, teaching leadership and combat tactics to young officers who were being readied to lead troops into operations.
In 1998, Raghu Raman joined the Mahindra Group where he led various group companies, including FirstChoice, Mahindra SSG, and the joint venture between BAE and Mahindra, as their CEO. In 2009, he was appointed by the Government of India to create and lead a project initiated after the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai.
Raghu Raman has taught leadership, change management, analytics, strategy, and persuasion and negotiation skills at leading business schools and organizations as visiting faculty and is a member of the Outstanding Speaker Bureau. He is also a columnist for the leading business newspaper Mint and author of several articles in the area of national security, information technology, strategy and strategic risk management.
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Everyman's War is a collection of insightful essays that describe our participatory role in securing ourselves and our progeny. Defence, internal security and terrorism are important yet closely guarded issues. Even as outrage over safety of women and rising terror take centrestage, there continues to be limited access to information on the subjects of national defence and security, especially in language that a layman can understand. Raghu Raman, an expert on security and terrorism, presents issues of defence, strategy and national security in an engaging narrative, with historical and contemporary examples. He recalibrates the great 'India rising' story with its real and present dangers and the role of a regular citizen in this everyman's war.