• Former Member of the National Executive, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)
  • Has been the Senior Functionary, Media interface, Interlocutor for the intelligentsia for the RSS
  • Active Journalist and writer for over twenty years
  • Author of several books
  • Facilitation of Strategic Think-tanks
  • Experience of organizational and public positions


  • Masters (MA) in Political Science from University of Mysore, Karnataka, India.
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Andhra Pradesh, India


  • Director, Bharat Prakashan, Delhi – publishers of Organiser (English weekly) and Panchajanya (Hindi weekly) – from 2003 to 2012
  • Associate Editor, “Jagriti” Telugu weekly (1990-2000).
  • Editor, “Vande Mataram”, fortnightly English bulletin run by the RSS in AP (1995-2001).
  • Editor, “Bharatiya Pragna”, a monthly magazine in English published by Pragna Bharati, AP (1994-2001).
  • Publishes regularly in various magazines, journals and on the web on domestic and international issues
  • Authored 10 books in Telugu, including biographies of Sri Shyama Prasad Mukharjee, Guru Teg Bahadur and historical themes like the Partition of India and the Maratha Naval hero Kanhoji Angrey.


  • Lectured at various prestigious universities like the Yale University, New Haven, CT; the John’s Hopkins University, Washington DC; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth while traveling in the US
  • Addressed and interacted with various Think Tanks like the Heritage Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute, PEW Forum and the American Foreign Policy Council etc
  • Represented the RSS in meetings with the officials of the US State Department several times
  • Held meetings with senior leaders in the Sri Lankan Government to discuss Indo- Sri Lanka relations and Regional Security during a tour of Sri Lanka in June 2009. Involved in various socio-cultural initiatives between India and Sri Lanka.
  • Visited Tibet on the invitation of the Chinese Association for International Friendship and Cooperation and held discussions with officials of the Tibet Autonomous Region in November 2008.
  • Visited Beijing and Shanghai in 2008 and addressed Beijing University and several Think Tanks.
  • On the invitation of The Communist Party of China (CPC) held meetings with senior leaders of the CPC and the Government of China as a member of the 5-member Delegation in January 2009
  • Led a 3-member delegation of the RSS to Beijing, Shanghai and Luoyang in 2011 at the invitation of the IDCPC and held discussions with the officials.
  • In Russia held meetings with the senior officials of the strategic affairs Think Tank under the Foreign Ministry in 2008 and 2010.
  • In Russia addressed Moscow State University and Institute for Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences amongst others
  • In Russia held meetings with the representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church on Hindu-Russian Orthodox relations
  • In Russia Interacted with various Think Tanks under Russian Academy of Sciences amongst various others.
  • Held talks with the officials in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the British Parliament while visiting the UK
  • Held meetings with the Representatives of the Archbishop of Canterbury, London on Hindu-Christian relations
  • Addressed and interacted with various Indian and non-Indian groups including prestigious Think Tanks like the Chatham House and IISS, London.
  • Addressed International Conference on ‘Human Rights and Religion’ organized by the World Council of Churches at Geneva in May 2008 as a Hindu representative.
  • Addressed the Global Convention of the World Council of Churches at Jamaica, West Indies in May 2011.
  • On the invitation of the State Library of Coahulia, Mexico inaugurated a 4-day Seminar on “Globalisation and Cultures of Resistance” in 2007 and again visited Mexico in 2008
  • On the invitation of the Government of Taiwan interacted with various officials and Think Tanks in 2007.
  • In Israel attended the international conference on counter-terrorism in September 2008.
  • Held meetings with officials of the Foreign Ministry of Israel, Jerusalem.
  • Represented RSS in meetings with the Chief Rabbi in India in 2008 as well as in Jerusalem in 2009
  • Interacted with the officials of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue in the Vatican City, Italy in September 2007
  • Visited Mongolia in 2009 and held meetings with the officials and religious leaders.
  • Invited to the World Religious & Social Leaders Summit organized by the Russian Orthodox Church and the Muslim Council of Azerbaijan in 2010 at Baku in Azerbaijan.
  • Spoke at the International Conference on Contemporary Philosophy of Religion at the Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies, Tehran, Iran in December 2012
  • Spoke at the International Conference on Nation, Nationhood & Nationality at Tirana, Albania in May 2013.
  • Organised and participated in the delegation visits of senior leaders to various countries on behalf of the India Foundation


  • Presently National General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
  • Presently Director, India Foundation, New Delhi – a Strategic Studies Think-Tank and NGO in Delhi
  • Presently involved in setting up a major University for Buddhist-Indic Studies in India
  • Served as a Member of the Executive Council of Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Delhi during 1999-2002.
  • Served as a Member of the AP Film Censor Board during 1998-2002.
  • Served as a Director on the Board of Aurora group of educational institutions at Hyderabad, India that runs several engineering and other professional colleges during 1996 – 2002.
  • Organising Secretary of a movement of thinkers and intellectuals – Pragna Bharati – in Andhra Pradesh during 1990 – 2002. Member of its Kendriya Prakoshta (Central Core Group).


  • Belgium
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • France
  • Germany
  • Russia
  • Israel
  • UAE
  • Taiwan
  • China
  • Mongolia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
  • Mexico
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Jamaica
  • Sri Lanka
  • Nepal
  • UK
  • US
  • Iran
  • Albania
Ram Madhav
National General Secretary, BJP