General Shankar Roychowdhury is a former Chief of Army Staff and a former member of Parliament.
Vikram Sood is former head of the Research and Analysis Wing, India’s external intelligence agency.
Sunanda K Datta-Ray is a senior journalist, columnist and author.
Vice Admiral Arun Kumar Singh retired as Commander-in-Chief of the Navy's Eastern Naval Command in 2007. A nuclear and missile specialist trained in the former Soviet Union, he was also DG Indian Coast Guard.
Ashok Malik is senior fellow, Observer Research Foundation. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org