Lt General Kamal Davar has written ‘Tryst With Perfidy – Pakistan and its Deep State’. A former military leader, he has been GOC of the entire Ladakh sector, Chief of Staff in J&K and as a Corps commander was responsible for the defence of Punjab. After a short stint as DG Mechanised Forces, he was specially selected to raise the Defence Intelligence Agency after the Kargil war. After retirement, he writes and lectures on security and geo- strategic matters both in India and abroad. He is also a member of the High Level Military Group monitoring Israeli operations in Gaza and Lebanon. He is also active in Track 2 initiatives with Pakistan, as also the Convenor of the Strategic Studies Cell in Kasauli and President of the newly formed Delhi Forum For Strategic Studies in New Delhi. He has a doctorate in Security Studies.