Brig Ashis Bhattacharyya (Retd.) has completed his Tank Technology, MSc, MMS, EPBM (MDI) courses and currently pursuing MPhil from Osmania University. He joined SIDM after superannuating from the Indian Army with 33 years of experience in Armoured Corps where he Commanded Armoured Squadron/Regiment/Brigade and his job included Steering Developmental Projects with DRDO and Private Industry, overseeing Defence Capital Procurement cases, HR Policy formulation and UN Peacekeeping operations. He was also a Faculty member at the College of Defence Management teaching Decision Sciences and Project Management. He is an ardent photographer and a cycling buff.