Subrahmanyam was key architect of India’s security doctrine: Ansari

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

NEW DELHI - Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari Wednesday condoled the death of K.Subrahmanyam, the doyen of strategic affairs in India, and described him as one of the key architects of the country’s security policy doctrine.

Subrahmanyam remains one of the key architects of our security policy doctrine, Ansari said in a condolence message.

“He was instrumental in sensitising policy makers and citizenry to strategic issues and helping formulation of policy options to tackle them, said Ansari, a former diplomat.

“His regular writings in newspapers simplified complex subjects to the lay public and will be sorely missed, he said.

“As founding director of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), he was one of the first to have actively encouraged and initiated a process of strategic analysis and thinking among policy makers, the media and even common citizens, Ansari said.

Subrahmanyam, India’s most well known and internationally regarded strategic affairs analyst, died Tuesday at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He was 82.

The most respected voice in India on global security affairs, Subrahmanyam was at the time of his death, chairman of the prime minister’s Task Force on Global Strategic Developments.

He is survived by his wife, three sons and a daughter. His second son, S. Jaishankar, is India’s ambassador to China.

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