Major Gaurav Arya is a Senior Consulting Editor of Strategic Affairs at the Republic Media Network. He is also a writer and a famous public speaker. He talks about defense, leadership, motivation, team building, strategic affairs, national security, and capability building.
He briefly served in the Indian army for 6 six years before his career was cut short due to medical reasons in 1999. Gaurav Arya gained recognition after his “Open Letter to Burhan Wani” went viral in 2016.
Major Gaurav Arya’s Net Worth
Major Gaurav Arya’s net worth is more than $1 Million.
Major Gaurav Arya Biography
Gaurav Arya was born on Monday, 25 September 1972 (age 49 years; as of 2022), in Delhi, India. He graduated with an honors degree in history from Delhi’s St. Stephens College in 1992. Thereafter, in 1993, he cleared the SSB exam and joined the Indian Army Short Service Commission as a second lieutenant.
He voluntarily retired from the Indian Army in 1999, due to medical reasons. After leaving the armed forces, he did an MBA in Marketing & Sales from IITC, Lucknow, and therefore, embarked on his corporate career.
Major Gaurav Arya Education
College/University • St. Stephens College, Delhi (1989-92)
• IITC, Lucknow
Educational Qualification • BA (Hons) History (St. Stephens College)
• MBA in Marketing & Sales (IITC, Lucknow)
Major Gaurav Arya Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters- 175 cm in meters- 1.75 m in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Major Gaurav Arya Relationships
Major Gaurav Arya is still single
Major Gaurav Arya Career
In the Armed Forces
After clearing the SSB exam, Gaurav Arya joined the Indian Army as a Short Service Commissioned officer. He belonged to the 57th Short Service Commission (non-technical). In April 1993, Gaurav started his training at the Officer’s Training Academy (OTA) Chennai and was enrolled in the Jessami Company of the academy.
First from left, Gaurav Arya during his training days in 1993
Until 2006, tenure for officers recruited under Short Service Commission Scheme was five years, which could be further extended to another five and four years. After completing five years in the Indian armed forces, Gaurav had to take early retirement from his service in 1999 due to medical reasons.
After retiring as a Major from the Indian Army, Gaurav Arya did an MBA in marketing and sales and then transitioned into the corporate world. He worked at various administrative positions in HCL, Hutch (now Vodafone), Wipro, Ernst & Young, Spice Retail Ltd, Sterea Infratech Ltd, and Smart Group, prior to joining Republic TV Network as a Senior Consulting Editor of Strategic Affairs in March 2017.
He came to light in July 2016 when one of the articles that he wrote for Swarajya, “Open Letter To Burhan Wani,” went viral overnight. The letter was addressed to a Kashmiri terrorist Burhan Wani who was encountered by the Indian Armed forces a few days back. In the letter, he tried to elucidate how Kashmiri youth is being used by the Hurriyat leaders (Kashmiri separatists) for their personal agenda, which has nothing to do with improving the lives of Kashmiri citizens.
The letter was appreciated by several prominent people in India, including the then-serving Army General of India. Consequently, he was called in by several popular news channels to appear on their shows. In a short time, he became a known face in India, who would frequently show up in the News discussions, his blogs attracted quite a readership, he was invited to speak at distinguished institutions.
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