Meet the new Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Army Journal, Dr. Aditi Malhotra

18th October 2022 – Canadian Army has announced that Dr. Aditi Malhotra has been appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Army Journal (CAJ).

Established in 1947 as a professional publication, CAJ focuses on keeping its readers informed of the latest military trends and ignite interest in military affairs. CAJ is also the ‘primary professional peer-reviewed journal for the Canadian Army.’

Hailing from India, Dr. Malhotra went to study her Bachelors at Manipal Academy of Higher Education in Dubai. After doing her Masters from the University of Sheffield, she went on to complete her Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Muenster in Germany.

She was formerly a co-editor of the Journal for Intelligence, Propaganda and Security Studies (Graz, Austria). She was also a Visiting Fellow at the Henry L. Stimson Center (Washington, D.C.), and the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (Oslo). Prior to that, she was a Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute of Advanced Studies and an Associate Fellow at the Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) in India. At CLAWS, she was also the deputy editor of Scholar Warrior, a bi-annual journal. Dr. Malhotra writes on security issues in the Indo-Pacific region and nuclear deterrence in South Asia, and she engages regularly in Track II dialogues focusing on nuclear deterrence and escalation dynamics.

Dr. Malhotra has also authored two books:

  • Understanding Security Role Evolution of US, China and India: Setting the Stage
  • India in the Indo-Pacific: Understanding India’s security orientation towards Southeast and East Asia.

Dr. Malhotra is first person of Indian origin, first woman and second non-ranked Editor-in-Chief to hold the honorable position at the Canadian Army. Her work can be followed at –


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