Brigadier (Retired) Ashok Gakhar , a second generation soldier, has over 39 years of experience in Telecommunications, IT and Public Security domains. He is a Postgraduate in Computer Science and a Graduate in Communications and Electronics. He served for 36 years in the Corps of Signals, the Telecommunications and Information Technology arm of the Indian Army before hanging his uniform and joining the corporate world.

While with the Army, he held various prestigious assignments including being responsible for designing and fielding Strategic and Tactical communications networks for the Defence Forces.

He is presently working as Project Director with Rolta India Ltd where he heads the Communications and the Home Land Security domains.