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Mr. Jayadeva Ranade
President, CCAS
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Jayadeva Ranade, is a Member of the National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) and President of the recently established ‘Centre for China Analysis and Strategy’. A former Additional Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India, he is also a Member of the Core Group on China of the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) and Distinguished Fellow at the institute for Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), New Delhi .

He is a security and intelligence expert and a seasoned China analyst with almost 30 years experience in the field. He has also dealt with matters relating to Terrorism and Pakistan. He has been directly involved in formulation of policy at the highest levels in the Government of India. He was conferred the Organisation’s two highest awards, both out of turn.

Jayadeva Ranade earned a Diploma of Advanced Proficiency in Chinese after a 2-year study programme in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and completed an Intensive Introductory Course in Mandarin and a Diploma in Mandarin from the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. His foreign assignments have included Hong Kong, Beijing and his last foreign posting, prior to retirement in late 2008, was as Minister in the Indian Embassy in Washington.

Mr Ranade is the author of the book ‘China Unveiled: Insights into Chinese Strategic Thinking’, released in January 2013. He contributes to many mainstream national newspapers, magazines and leading publications, mostly on strategic and security issues relating to China, Tibet and East Asia, his chosen fields of specialization. Chapters contributed by him on specialized aspects relating to China have been published in thirteen books.

He is often requested by leading TV news channels to comment on issues of national interest. He is invited to international conferences and seminars in India and abroad to speak on China/East Asia and other subjects, including relating to Intelligence.


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