Manohar Parrikar is the defence minsister of India from 9 November 2014. He was also Chief Minister of Goa.

Nandan Nilekani is one of the founders of Infosys and was the Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

Both Manohar Parrikar and Nandan Nilekani are from 1978 batch of Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Bombay. Manohar Parrikar is an Mettalurgical Engineer, while Nandan Nilekani is an Electrical Engineer.