One of South Asia’s leading strategic analysts, Gokhale started his career in journalism in 1983. In the past 38 years, he has led teams of journalists across print, broadcast and web platforms.
A specialist in conflict coverage, Gokhale has lived and reported from India’s North-east for 23 years, writing and analysing various insurgencies in the region, been on the ground at Kargil in the summer of 1999 during the India-Pakistan war, and also brought live reports from Sri Lanka’s Eelam War IV between 2006-2009.
An alumni of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Security Studies in Hawaii, Gokhale now writes, lectures and analyses security and strategic matters in Indo-Pacific and travels regularly to China, US, Europe, South and South-East Asia to speak at various international seminars and conferences.
Gokhale is also a popular visiting faculty at India’s Defence Services Staff College, the three war colleges, India’s National Defence College, College of Defence Management and the intelligence schools of both the R&AW and Intelligence Bureau. He now owns and runs two important digital platforms, bharatshakti.in and StratNewsGlobal.com (stratnewsglobal.com). He tweets at @nitingokhale
Recently internationally-acclaimed author, Adrian Levy described Gokhale thus: “Nitin is an industry, jostling with the liberal media, to produce an enormous output of books, podcasts, videocasts, and commentaries that record the country’s nationalist tendency, tracing its evolution, the campaigns, and strategies. He is now working like an unofficial Indian external affairs agency, hoping to transform foreign opinions on India but also countering Western (and Chinese) narratives, supplanting them with a subcontinental, nationalist take on events, and one that is unashamedly assertive.”