Major Gaurav Arya

Editor-in-chief, Chanakya Forum | Defence Analyst | Public Speaker | Indian Army Veteran

Major Gaurav Arya (Retd) is the Editor-in-Chief of Chanakya Forum, a reputed online magazine that comments on Foreign Affairs, Geopolitics and National Security. A popular public speaker, he talks about leadership, motivation, team building, strategic affairs, national security and capability building and has spoken at various platforms including TEDx.

Major Arya is also the consulting editor for strategic affairs at Republic TV and is highly regarded for his views on defense, national security and strategy, often seen on prime-time TV debates.

After retiring from the Indian Army in 1999, he completed his MBA and went on to work with various prestigious corporates like HCL, Hutch, Wipro and Ernst & Young. His last tenure was with a Singapore based MNC, Smart Group where he went on to take the role of its president.

A keen writer, Major Gaurav has also had articles published in numerous online magazines.


  • Management & Leadership
  • Motivation & Storytelling
  • Team Building
  • Understanding India
  • Moderators & MCs


Major Gaurav Arya (Must Watch) speaking at Indoi Analytics Conclave

ISB Leadership Summit 2019 - Battleground to Boardroom with Major Gaurav Arya