Major Gaurav Arya

Former Major, Geopolitical Expert, Editor and Co-Founder of Chanakya Forum


Major General Gagandeep Bakshi was instrumental in the strategic planning and troop deployments during the Kargil War in 1999, for which he received the Chief's 'Commendation Card'.

He was awarded the 'Vishisht Seva Medal' for commanding a battalion in the Kargil War. He was later awarded the 'Sena Medal' for his outstanding service in commanding the battalion during the counter-insurgency drives.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

He is a public speaker and talks about defense, leadership, motivation, team building, strategic affairs, national security and capability building. He is often seen on prime-time TV debates and has also spoken at various TED Talks (TEDx).

Major Arya is a writer and public speaker, he frequently speaks at corporate events. In 2017 he was invited to speak at the UK Parliament too.

He is the founder of Chanakya Forum, an online magazine which has subject matter experts writing on Foreign Affairs, Geopolitics and National Security.

Why Major Gaurav Arya ?

He pairs his knowledge and experience in the Army to deliver captivating speeches to businesses and corporations . He is often seen on prime TV debates and has given many Ted Talks.

Having developed various skills during his time in the military, Arya is an expert on topics such as teamwork, leadership, peak performance, performing under pressure and mental resilience. 

With the knowledge that is transferable from Army life to corporate life, Major Gaurav Arya is a good fit for a range of corporate events.

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