The Takshashila Institution is happy to announce that Mr. Anand Arni will be joining our office as a Distinguished Fellow of the Geostrategy Programme. Mr Arni has previously served as a Councillor of Takshashila Institution.
Anand Arni is a former Special Secretary with the Research & Analysis Wing. A career intelligence officer, he has served with India’s external intelligence agency for 37 years, retiring in 2012. In the R&AW, he spent over 25 years dealing with issues related to Pakistan and Afghanistan. He has also dealt with counter-insurgency in the Northeast and was a part of the team sent to Kandahar to negotiate with hostage takers of IC 814.
Post-retirement, he continues to focus on India’s western neighbours. He writes, lectures and participates in conferences on India’s ties with this area.