Commodore C Uday Bhaskar served in the Indian Navy till 2007 for 37 years. He was associated with Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) from 1990, served as Deputy director from 1996 to 2004, and as an Officiating director of IDSA from 2004 to 2005. Later, was appointed as secretary to the Government of India’s task force on Global Strategic Developments. He retired in 2007
He worked as an editor of Maritime affairs and Strategic analysis – currently, serving on the editorial board of Contemporary Security Policy. He edited books on nuclear, maritime, and international security related issues; and contributed over sixty research-articles to reputed journals, both in India and abroad—US Naval Institute Proceedings, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, and the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists – and in books published by the US Naval War College and Royal Navy Defence studies.
Currently, he is a life member of United Services Institute (UIS), a member of advisory panel of the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi, chairman of the Middle East Institute in New Delhi, Director of National Maritime Foundation, and a frequent (guest) lecturer at the Indian National Defence college, including other military colleges. He regularly writes columns for some of the country’s leading English publications such as The Indian Express, Reuters, Dainik Jagran, The Economic Times, and several alike.