Maroof Raza is currently the Consultant cum Strategic Affairs Expert for Times Now; a leading Indian English language Television channel; on which, apart from his appearances on news debates, he anchors a weekend tv show on World Affairs "Latitude". He had earlier also anchored and presented a 26 part series on the Indian armed forces, titled ‘Line of Duty’. An episode from this series, on the Siachin Glacier won an Award in the military documentary section at the Film Festival in Rome in 2005 . This tv series has entered the “Limca Book of Records” as India’s first military reality show.


Maroof Raza currently writes a column for THE WEEK in India, and has written editorials for all the leading newspapers of India, and has lectured extensively in India and abroad on India’s security concerns. He has also authored several articles, essays and books.

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  Academic and Professional Credentials


Maroof Raza is a graduate of St. Stephen's College, Delhi, India, and his post graduate qualifications include the MA in War Studies from King's College, London, and M.Phil in International Relations from Darwin College, Cambridge. In 1994, he was awarded the Times of India Fellowship, and he has held Visiting Fellowships at the Centre for Policy Research, Delhi, at the Henry L. Stimson Centre, Washington. and at the War Studies Department of King's College, London.

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  Current Professional Initiatives

Maroof Raza is currently the strategic affairs advisor for Times Now, a leading Indian English T.V. Channel. In addition he is also the Mentor of Security Watch India and he is the Publisher of a monthly publication 'SALUTE' ( He is also the founder director of "Ideas on India" to be hosted annually in Delhi..



Books Published
"Confronting Terrorism" by Penguin Books (Released in Nov 2009)
Generals and Governments in India and Pakistan(Har Anand, 2001)
Wars and no peace over Kashmir” (Lancer, Delhi-1996).
"Low-Intensity Conflicts" (Kartikeya Publications, India,1995).
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Article Published  
A Slice of Afghan Pie :

About two years ago, while moderating a session at a well-attended international conference in London, I dared to state in the presence of some well-known US and Pakistani academics that America had rushed into the wrong country after the 9/11 attacks.
Death From The Sky :

The ‘drone’ is emerging a favourite weapon of the powerful western countries: giving them hi-tech capabilities with no damage to their own lives and equipment, since these are mostly invisible—operating from as high as 50,000 feet—until they strike.