Dr Aijaz Ilmi is the National Media Panellist of BJP and Chairman of the editorial board of Daily Siyasat Jadid, one of the oldest Urdu news daily of India founded in 1953. He holds an MBBS degree in internal medicine from Bangalore University, and is well known as a political analyst and columnist in national and international media. Dr. Ilmi has represented India at various international meets, including to the European Union Parliament, U.K, Germany, US, Russia, Iran, and Vietnam on a range of issues. Since 1994, he is often a member of the media delegation accompanying the Prime Minister of India on foreign trips. He is an avid observer of foreign policy and Muslim world, socio-economic and political history.