RADM Shrikhande is a graduate of both the Soviet Naval War College (1988) and the U.S. Naval War College (2003). He has served at sea and been defense attaché in Australia. As a flag officer, he served as head of Naval Intelligence, as chief of staff of the Indian Navy’s training command, in various joint staff positions, and in the nuclear forces. In retirement, he teaches at several institutions spanning strategy, operational art, and the Peloponnesian War, and leadership and ethics while studying for a PhD.