Commodore (Ret) Seshadri Vasan is the Head Strategy and Security Studies at the Center for Asia Studies. An alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College, College of Naval Warfare (CNW) and the International Visitor Leadership Programme.Has a distinguished service of over 34 years in the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard. His appointments include command of warships, two naval air stations and a long range maritime air squadron. His shore appointments include Chief Staff Officer Operations, Regional Commander of the Easter Region of the Coast Guard, Instructor at the CNW, A Director of Naval Aviation Staff. Since retirement, he has served in two different think tanks and has been regularly participating in international and national seminars. He writes regularly for websites, journals and newspapers. He recently spoke at the Chatham house and also interacted with the All Parliamentary Group on Transatlantic and International Security at the British Parliament in October 2012. His additional assignments include, Asian Director of the World Border Organisation, Member Advisory Group at the Madras University and Stella Maris College, Executive member of the Chennai Centre for China Studies and President of the Navy Foundation, Chennai Chapter. He is also a visiting faculty at the Indian Maritime University, Academy of Maritime Education and Training and the Great Lake Institute of Management.