M D Nalapat
Madhav Das Nalapat, a Gold Medallist from Bombay University, became the country’s first Professor of Geopolitics in 1998. Previous to that, he had been the Editor of two prestigious newspapers, The Mathrubhumi and The Times of India, both of which he led to major increases in credibility and circulation. Professor Nalapat is the originator of several concepts in geopolitics. BEIJING REVIEW has credited him with being (in 1983) the originator of the India-Russia-China triangle. Other concepts include that of the proxy nuclear state, the danger of “religious supremacy”, the need for a “horizontal” rather than a “vertical” system of education, and the core concept of “Indutva”. He has lectured at universities across the globe and is a regular contributor to global media channels on geopolitical issues. His more recent predictions include the forecast (made in March 2011) that the Arab Spring would very soon turn into “Wahabbi Winter”. He also predicted the post-invasion chaos in Iraq and Libya, besides the folly of seeking an accommodation with the Taliban in Afghanistan.