Pavithran Rajan is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy. While serving in the Army he did pioneering work in Cyber Intelligence and Information Warfare. After taking voluntary retirement in 2013, he served as an Advisor for the Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI. Pavithran Rajan is an Adjunct Faculty at the Cyber Security Research Centre; Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh and serves on the Board of Advisors of the E Raksha Research Centre, Gujarat Technological University. He is considered a thought leader in Information Warfare in India and regularly writes for various publications and also advises various central and state government agencies including the Armed Forces. Pavithran Rajan also serves on the Board of two private limited companies. He is an avid trekker and collects old wooden furniture.