New Delhi, 07 October 2018
The General KV Krishna Rao inaugural memorial lecture was held at the Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi on 07 Oct 2018. The inaugural lecture was delivered by distinguished diplomat Mr G Parthasarthy, IFS. He articulated on ‘India’s Security & Foreign Policy Challenges’ and elucidated on the varied dimensions of national security against the backdrop of current geopolitical milieu. General KV Krishna Rao memorial lecture will be held annually featuring emerging challenges to the national security.
General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff, delivered the keynote address and highlighted General KV Krishna Rao’s role in nation building. ‘Shankhnaad’, a military tune eulogizing the valour of Veer Mahar soldiers, was also dedicated to the Nation. The tune has been written by Brigadier Vivek Sohal (Retired) and composed by Dr (Mrs) Tanuja Nafde.
A large gathering of serving officers and the veteran community attended the event. The occasion was a unique blend of sharing of personal experiences and leadership style of General KV Krishna Rao by a congregation of prominent speakers and heralded the need for ideation on contemporary national security issues in future.