Prof Radha Mohan Sharma did his doctorate in Pomology at the Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan, HP (India) in 1996, and became Assistant Professor at SKUAST J&K in 1999. Prof. Sharma has headed the Regional Horticultural Research Sub-Station, Doda for five years, and served at SKUAST-Jammu for 13 years in various capacities. He has also served at RVSKVV, Gwalior, MP (India) as Professor (Hort.) for one year. Presently, Prof Sharma is working as Principal Scientist in the Division of Fruits & Horticultural Technology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi (India). Prof Sharma has about 14 years research experience of temperate fruits, and has exclusively dealt with the research on strawberry, walnut, apple and pear. Presently, he is engaged with the research on citrus improvement and rootstock research. Establishment of field gene bank of temperate fruits, identification of elite clones of walnut and Ambri apple, varietal evaluation and standardization of propagation technique of strawberry in subtropical areas and development of two acid lime varieties are among his credits. Prof Sharma has 13 years experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students, and he has guided 5 MSc (Fruit Science) students. He has published three books, 12 book chapters and 50 research papers in national and international journals. He is a Fellow of Horticultural Society of India. Prof Rakesh Yamdagni did his Doctorate in Horticulture at the Government Agriculture College, Kanpur under Agra University (now C. S. Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur) in 1969, and worked at the Punjab Agriculture University, Hisar (now Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar) as Assistant Professor in 1967. Prof Yamdagni served at Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar for more than 30 years in the capacities of Head, Department of Horticulture, Head, Department of Forestry, Regional Director of Research for Dryland Agriculture and Director of Extension Education. He also worked as Vice Chancellor, Narendra Dev University of Agriculture and Technology, Faizabad (UP) for three years. Prof Yamdagni has published one book, more than 100 research papers and 150 articles. He guided 13 PhD and 9 MSc students during his academic carrier. Dr Anil Kumar Dubey did his Doctorate in Horticulture at the C. S. Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur in 1996, and joined Agriculture Research Services in 1995. Presently, Dr Dubey is working as Principal Scientist at the Division of Fruits & Horticultural Technology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. Dr Dubey has made an outstanding contribution in the fields of mango and citrus improvement and their rootstock standardization. He has developed nine varieties of fruit crops including mango (four) and citrus (five), standardized softwood grafting for the Khasi mandarin, identified salt tolerant rootstocks for citrus fruits and standardized the gamma irradiation doses and ovule age for maximum recovery of haploids in citrus. He has guided seven MSc and three PhD students. In addition, he has published 87 research papers in national and international journals, 3 books, 3 practical manuals, 5 technical bulletins, 27 popular articles and 17 e-publications. He is the recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Gyan Vigyan Maulik Pusthak Lekhan Purshkar (Pratham Purshkar) from Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India and Dr Shyam Singh Best Scientist Award for Citrus from ISC. He is a Fellow of the Horticultural Society of India. Dr Vikramaditya Pandey did his Doctorate degree in Horticulture at the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (UP) in 1998, and joined the Agricultural Research Service in 1996. He has served at Central Horticultural Experiment Station, Bhubaneswar (Odisha), National Research Centre for Banana, Trichy (TN) and Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi (UP) in various capacities. Presently, Dr Pandey is working as Principal Scientist (Horticulture) at the Horticultural Science Division of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, and looking after the national coordination and monitoring of various research and development issues on horticultural crops. He was involved in evolving three varieties, one each of mango, custard apple and chilli. He has worked on various aspects of improvement, production, integrated cropping system and natural resource management in horticultural crops with special reference to fruits and vegetables. Dr Pandey has published about 40 research papers, 4 books, 10 book chapters, 6 technical bulletins, 21 extension folders and 24 popular articles. He has visited four central Asian countries to explore the possibilities of developing collaborative research projects on crops and aspects of mutual interest of partner countries.