Major Gaurav Arya (Retd) (born 25 September 1972) is the Consulting Editor for Strategic Affairs at Republic Media Network. He analyses the Indian Defence services, National Security and Strategy. A former Indian Army Major, he served in the Military from 1993 to 1999 and was deployed with the Kumaon Regiment. He is a public speaker and talks about defense, leadership, motivation, team building, strategic affairs, national security and capability building. Major Gaurav Arya is often seen on prime-time TV debates and has also spoken at various TED Talks (TEDx). Major Gaurav Arya has has a very large following on social media platforms and often shapes opinion on various topics of discussion concerned with National Security.