Colonel Raj Rakesh is a 1980 batch ex-NDA officer who commanded an armoured regiment and converted it to state-of-the-art T-90 tanks. He served as a Brigade Major of an independent armoured brigade and as Colonel (General Staff) of an infantry division. Post retirement, he is a consultant with an investment advisor at Jaipur and edits their monthly investment magazine. The officer has also contributed to DIAV annual magazine ‘SAMMAAN’ and number of web portals.