K Subrahmanyam, India's most well known and internationally regarded strategic affairs analyst, died on Tuesday at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He was 82.
He had recovered from cancer but then fell victim to lung and cardiac problems from which he did not recover.
The most respected voice in India on global security affairs, Subrahmanyam, was at the time of his death, chairman, Prime Minister's Task Force on Global Strategic Developments.
A former director of the Institute of Strategic Studies and Analyses (IDSA), an institute he nurtured and brought to international renown as a think tank of strategic and security matters, he was the doyen of the Indian strategic community and consulted by every government on issues of foreign policy and international security.
He also headed the Kargil review committee and submitted a voluminous report on security lapses and remedies.
He is survived by his wife, three sons and a daughter. His middle son, S Jaishankar, is Indian ambassador to China.