Retired Group Captain of Indian Air Force Delivers Talk On 'Kautilya's Arthashastra'

A retired Group Captain of the Indian Air Force, Dr. Vinay Vittal, delivered a technical lecture on "Kautilya's Arthashastra: A timeless strategy for Statecraft" on September 26, 2023.
Dr. Vittal began his lecture by sharing his personal story of how he was inspired to join the Air Force after watching the Republic Day Parade in Delhi. Then he stressed the importance of reading and acquiring latest knowledge to achieve success in any field.
Dr. Vittal then turned to the topic of Kautilya's Arthashastra, an ancient Indian treatise on statecraft. He observed that though many people talk about the Arthashastra, few take the time to study it in detail. He argued that the Arthashastra provides valuable insights into political skills, strategies, and statecraft that are still relevant today.