About us

  1. 1996

    Pentagon Press was officially established in the year 1999 but began developing initial courses in the year 1996.

    1996 - Made a transition from a printing press, Started to publish books on management, information technology since recognising the IT revolution in India and Children encyclopedia.

  2. 1999

    During the war with Pakistan, awareness on security and defense became crucial; Pentagon changed its course from management, IT and children's books to books on national security.

  3. 2001

    After the Kargil war of '99, Pentagon Press realized the importance of nations security forces and made it a mission to spread awareness on the subject.

  4. 2002

    A drastic switch to publishing books that focussed solely on the subject of defense studies and India's geopolitical affairs.

  5. 2005

    Introduced South Asia Defense & Strategic perspective- An annual yearbook that aims at spreading awareness and sharing information and on nations security.

  6. 2008

    After the 26/11 terrorists attack in Mumbai, it became significant to investigate the threats to national security and on how to minimise such menaces.

  7. 2010

    China’s rise in power made it important to understand their perspectives and ideologies. Pentagon published various books that emphasized India’s fierce neighbors, China.

  8. 2013

    2013 counts as an important milestone for Pentagon, since we published for the late missionary and former President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, sharing his India’s vision for 2050. The bestseller titled, 'Thoughts for Change, we can do it'.

  9. 2014

    In the year 2014 there were two major subjects Pentagon focussed its books on, 1962 Indo-China 50th war memorial and elections in India. India commemorated 50 years of the 1962 war and paid tribute to the martyrs and Shri Narendra Modi was sworn as the new PM of India.

  10. 2015

    The shift to understanding their old neighbours’ perspective as Afghanistan emerged on the world map and highlighting their transition from 2014

  11. 2016

    India’s strategic shift in foreign policy saw Pentagon emphasize its book that signals our intent in bringing peace and stability in the region of J&K.

  12. 2018

    The center of attention continued to be in understanding our emerging neighbors and Pentagon published various books on the subject. Pentagon also brought together the 17th edition of India’s National Review by Satish Kumar

  13. 2019

    With the rapid change in geopolitical dynamics, Pentagon tried to keep pace with the return of India’s incumbent government while celebrating our 20 years of existence.

  14. 2021


Pentagon Story

Pentagon Press began as a one-man endeavour two decades ago and is today a well-knit professional company symbolizing consistent quality. The company began as a printing press; a pioneering ‘export printing’ venture set up in 1984, which was the first in India to print for International publishers.

With extensive experience in the printing business, the obvious next step forward was to get into publishing Over the years, Pentagon Press has carved a niche for itself in an overcrowded market. It has stood out with its distinct titles and subjects, and has found valuable patrons among academia, policymakers, and civil society actors, along with national and international stakeholders.

We are the publishers of choice for some of the major think-tanks in India as well as some international organizations. Our premier publication, South Asia Defence and Strategic Year Book, is now in its ninth year of publication and stands as solid proof of our mission to build a platform for peace and stability in the region and beyond. Pentagons titles have also established an export market in SAARC and ASEAN Countries- a rare feat for an Indian publishing house.


Build a strong India by assisting in the development of a holistically integrated culture in the Nation


Educating citizens with credible knowledge about issues of national security and development, by providing strategic thinkers and think-tanks a high quality publishing platform

Pentagon Values: Service of the Nation, Empowering Citizens, Peace and Harmony, Responsible Publishing and Distribution, Encourage New Authors, Gender Equality, Uphold Human Rights, and Effective CSR

Founder: Rajan Arya, current MD and CEO; who founded the company in 1999

Pentagon’s Notable Achievements: 

Excellence in Publishing Awards 2016 Presented by Shri Kalraj Mishra, Hon'ble Union Minister (MSME) for OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN DEFENCE AND SECURITY PUBLICATION

Best Publishers Award (English) in 2010 (FPBA)

Best Publishers Award in 2001 (DBSPA)

  Awards: Best Publishers Award In 2001 (DBSPA), Best Publishers Award (English) for 2010 (FPBA)

  South Asia Defence and Strategic Yearbook: Now in its ninth year of publication, was begun by Pentagon Press LLP with the sole aim contribution towards better  understanding of conflicts and to promote Peace and Stability in the Region

Pentagon’s Associates and International Partners

  • Institute for Transnational Studies, Germany
  • Ministry of Defence, Govt. Of India
  • Institute of Defence And Strategic Analysis, New Delhi
  • Centre for Land Warfare Studies, New Delhi
  • Indian Council of World Affairs
  • National Maritime Foundation
  • Observer Research Foundation
  • Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Infinity Foundation, USA
  • National University Of Singapore
  • National Institute Of Advanced Studies, Bangalore
  • Brahmos Aerospace

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