India has a rich maritime heritage spanning over 4,000 years. Historically, its maritime engagements have impacted the society and culture of India. Over the last decades the strategists have realised the need to revitalise the neglected maritime identity of India. Mr Rishi Athreya, Head of Research (Strategic Studies), Head of Corporate Relations, Indus International Research Foundation. He is a distinguished member of C3S. An alumnus of Flinders University, Adelaide and University of Leeds, wherein he acquired advanced degrees in International Relations and Development Studies, Mr. Rishi Athreya is a Public Sector and Political-Risk Consultant. Mr Athreya is a widely published author and has written on various topics related to governance, security and diplomacy.