Col. (Dr.)
Ram Athavale (Retd)
CBRN Security Services

Col. Ram Athavale, PhD, is a CBRN Security and Incident Management Consultant based in Pune, India.

Dr. Athavale provides advisory and consultancy services in the areas of CBRN Security, Risk Mitigation and Incident Management to stakeholders in the Government and the Private sector.

Dr. Athavale has worked extensively with the European Union's CBRN Risk Mitigation Center of Excellence (EU CBRN CoE) and the Indian Government, leading initiatives and advising them on strategic issues on CBRN security and risk management.

Professor Athavale is a Visiting Faculty at some Indian and overseas universities, academic institutions and military training establishments on CBRN subjects and Disaster Management. Notable is the Masters in CBRNe Protection course at University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy. A prolific writer in CBRN journals and magazines, he has been a preferred CBRN subject speaker at many international seminars and conferences. He has also authored a pioneering book on ‘CBRN Incident Management in India’, titled “Toxic Portents”. Presently based at Pune, India, he functions as a CBRN Security, Risk Mitigation and Incident Management Consultant for companies engaged in manufacture of CBRN equipment.

As a CBRN Security and Incident Management specialist, Chebiran offers wholesome advice and consulting on the following :-

  • Threat analysis and vulnerability assessment

  • Developing a CBRN Security Plan

  • Equipment procurement and manpower planning for CBRN Security

  • Project Implementation Planning

  • Mitigation Plan Development

  • Training philosophy and curriculum for responders

  • Conducting CBRN training workshops

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Recent activity

Presented two papers at the 2nd SICC Series Conference 2020 on CBRNe Security

1. CBRN Security for Critical Infrastructure
2. CBRN Border Management


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“Col. (Dr.) Athavale was instrumental in organizing Needs Assessment Workshops and National Action Plan Workshops in different countries... his vast experience & sound expertise in CBRN Risk Mitigation matters has resulted in visibly enhancing technical awareness & capability development in the East Africa Region”


July 2020

It's my show! No, it's mine!

Col Ram Athavale examines multiagency response operations in CBRN incidents. It is widely recognised that the multi-agency response to a CBRN incident will be challenging. It will therefore require a dynamic and joint approach by the concerned emergency services and other agencies to deliver an operationally efective, optimal and synergised response..

July 2020


The Chemical industry is one of the oldest industries in India. It not only plays a crucial role in meeting the daily needs of the common man, but also contributes significantly towards the industrial and economic growth of the nation. Many of these chemicals are toxic, explosive, and/or reactive, thus posing a potential hazard to humans, other life forms, and the environment...

Dec 2020

Caught Napping!

The world is turning toxic with increasing proclivity to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) threats due to enhanced trade and globalisation. International community needs to come together to reduce such risks and take preventive measures against them. However, that can be only be done if we understand these threats and their National Security implications..

Col (Dr.) Ram Athavale

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