Madhav Das Nalapat is India’s first Professor of Geopolitics, Vice-Chair of the Manipal Advanced Research Group and UNESCO Peace Chair at the Department of Geopolitics and International Relations at Manipal University, India. Professor Nalapat is the philosopher and ideologue who has defined India’s new nationalism since the 1980’s, he believes in and promotes India as a Global Power. His mantra is “India First”.
A Gold Medalist in Economics from Bombay University, his academic career began as a fellow of the Centre for Political Research in 1974. As Editor of the Mathrubhumi Daily and later as Editor at The Times of India he increased their respective circulations exponentially. He is the author of seven books, the latest being The Practice of Geopolitics.
Prof. Nalapat, an expert on religious extremism, national security, counter terrorism, foreign policy and political strategy, he is uniquely well informed and influential. He writes expertly on Indian civilization and culture, security, policy and international affairs, as a regular analyst and commentator on geopolitical issues for global television channels. He is a respected correspondent on four continents contributing to the China Daily, Global Times, CGTN TV, CNN Global Square, The Diplomat, The Organiser, The Pakistan Observer, Gateway House, Radio Free Europe, United Press International, The Conservative. His current positions include Editorial Director of ITV Network (including NewsX and The Sunday Guardian-India, in which he presents 2/3 columns weekly), his revelations and opinions have frequently changed the course of events.
Prof. Nalapat believes in a strong economy, strong national defence and a free secular society. He has condemned administrative and bureaucratic corruption.
A collection of his writings can be found at http://globe.mdnalapat.com/ Twitter @MD_Nalapat