Shiv Aroor is an Indian journalist and author. He is an editor and anchor at India Today (TV channel). He is also a defence correspondent, having done conflict reporting from defence zones such as Kashmir, Sri Lanka and Libya.[1][2][3][4][5] He also runs a defence website called which he founded in 2007, which was a winner in the 2012 and 2013 DefenceIQ Blogging Awards in the category Regional Defence blog.[6][7] He is a post-graduate in international journalism from Cardiff University and a graduate from St Stephen's College, Delhi.[6][8] He wrote the fictional book, Operation Jinnah, in 2017.[6] In 2018 he co-authored India's Most Fearless and then the sequel in 2019. The first part sold over 40,000 copies.[9]

Shiv Aroor
Born (1980-09-25) 25 September 1980 (age 42)
EducationBA (Hon) English, MA International Journalism
Alma materCardiff University, St. Stephen's College, Delhi
OrganizationIndia Today

He is the great grandson of popular Kannada poet and scholar, Sri Panje Mangesh Rao.



  • Operation Jinnah (2017). Juggernaut. ISBN 9789386228260


  • India's Most Fearless: True Stories of Modern Military Heroes (2018), Penguin. Co-authored with Rahul Singh. ISBN 9780143440444
  • India's Most Fearless 2: More Military Stories of Unimaginable Courage and Sacrifice (2019), Penguin. Co-authored with Rahul Singh. ISBN 9780143443155


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  2. ^ "Shiv Aroor - Penguin India". Penguin India. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  3. ^ "Shiv Aroor". India Today. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  4. ^ Malhotra, Shivya (2017-06-08). "Shiv Aroor, the man and his real loves". Newsd. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  5. ^ "Shiv Aroor | Jaipur Literature Festival". Jaipur Literature Festival. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  6. ^ a b c Khan, Saif Ahmad (3 April 2017). "Shiv Aroor to scale up own website after relinquishing full-time role at India Today - Exchange4media". Exchange4Media. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  7. ^ Tanner, Samantha (2012-06-20). "And the winner is… Defence IQ Blogging Awards 2012 results announced". Defence IQ. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  8. ^ "CV of Shiv Aroor". Archived from the original on 19 August 2019. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  9. ^ "Book sequel to give exclusive account of Balakot airstrikes, surgical strikes". The Economic Times. 2019-05-25. Retrieved 2019-08-19.