All About

STRIVE is an initiative of veterans, who after hanging the uniform decided to have a “Think Tank” at Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh (India), with a view to harness the immense knowledge and experience of the retired community, and use it for the betterment of the next-generation and society at large.

The Acronym STRIVE conveys following:-

S - Society for

T  - Transformative

R - Research

I  - Integration and

V - Veteran

E - Empowerment

STRIVE is registered under 'The Societies Registration Act 1860'.




STRIVE will contribute to the strengthening of national security, and nation building through research and writing.



  • Contribute in Nation Building and National Security.
  • To promote national integration and harmony by building consensus through dialogue and discussion.
  • To promote and further intellectual thinking on international relations, national & regional security issues and defence strategies.
  • To organize discussions/ lectures on military strategy, operational art, military history, defence technology, insurgency & terrorism, conflict management, internal stability, security, disaster management and allied subjects.
  • Garner knowledge and experience of desirous and eminent members of society and seek intellectual participation from specialists, technologists, academics, NGOs, socialites and others to enhance contemporary insight.
  • Maintain links with the armed forces, academia, organizations and establishments pursuing similar objectives in order to create a vibrant intellectual atmosphere in the environment through publications, discussions, seminars, talks, education, workshops, fellowships, scholarships and conferences.


Working Philosophy

STRIVE is designed with a nationalistic outlook. It will present a balanced and unbiased view with National Interest as the prime consideration. It will remain objective and constructive even in criticism. STRIVE is expected to become self-financing society through contributions from members/environment and the sale of contents. It is not a profit-Making organization and pays only decided honorariums to the contributors.


Management Committee (2019 - 2021)

  • Maj Gen A Parmar, VSM (Retd) - Chairman
  • Lt Gen Manvender Singh, PVSM (Retd) - Working Chairman
  • Maj Gen Ajay Kumar Chaturvedi, AVSM, VSM (Retd) - Vice Chairman
  • Maj Gen Harsha Kakar (Retd) - Academic Head
  • Col RP Singh - (Retd) - Secretary
  • Col AK Singh - (Retd) - Treasurer
  • Maj AK Singh KC SM, (Retd) - Member
  • Lt Gen RP Sahi - (Retd) - Member

Registered Office

“The Soldiers’ Retreat”,
2/519, Vijay Khand, Gomti Nagar,
Lucknow, (India) – 226010.

Contact : Office – 9411169070, 0522 4952040
                               Secretary – 9415069070

E-Mail id : strive@striveindia.in , <striveindialko@gmail.com>
WEB : www.striveindia.in