Guru Aiyar is a scholar working with the Geostrategy Programme at The Takshashila Institution. His research interests include geopolitics of West Asia and Diaspora Studies.
Guru is an ex-naval officer and writes on strategic affairs and international relations affecting India’s national interests. He was involved in the Naval History project at the Naval Headquarters followed by a stint as a research fellow & instructor in the Flag Officer Doctrines and Concepts, College of Naval Warfare, Mumbai. He holds a Master’s degree in Telecommunication from Cochin University of Science & Technology, India and a second Master’s in International Relations from S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies/Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
He was the Electronic Warfare and information operations specialist aboard several frontline units before commanding a medium sized warship. He was associated with the United Service Institution of India where he was awarded gold medal twice for strategic assessments followed by a silver medal by South African Navy.