New Delhi: The mortal remains of renowned
strategic expert K Subrahmanyam, who died here on Thursday,
were cremated here Friday.
A host of dignitaries, including AICC general
secretary Rahul Gandhi and Defence Minister A K Antony, were
present at the Lodhi Road crematorium where the cremation took
The founding director of major strategic think-tank
Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA),
Subrahmanyam, is survived by his wife, three sons and a
Among those present at the crematorium were former and
serving diplomats, top officials of the services, strategic
experts and top government officials, besides former IDSA
Directors Air Commodore Jasjit Singh, K Santhanam and C Uday
Described as the "the doyen of the strategic affairs
community in India", Subrahmanyam was considered "one of the
key architects" of India`s security policy doctrine, including
the nuclear policy.
He had headed several international and government
committees, including the Prime Minister`s Task Force on
Global Strategic Developments, the Joint Intelligence
Committee and the Kargil Review Committee. The recommendations
of the Kargil Committee had led to large-scale restructuring
of Indian intelligence network.
Subrahmanyam was also the Convenor of the first
National Security Council Advisory Board (NSCAB) which drafted
India`s Nuclear Doctrine that now governs all policy aspects
relating to usage and deployment of the nuclear arsenal.