Lt. Gen Shekatkar was member of India-USA Defence Cooperation and Strategic Partnership initiatives. For his dedication, devotion, and contribution to national cause, he has been decorated three medals by President of India.
• First by Vishisht Seva Medal in 1981.
• Second by Ati Vishisht Seva Meal in 1997.
• Third by Param Vishisht Seva Medal in 2002.
He has Co-Authored 12 books on Security, Terrorism, Internal Security, and Intelligence. After retirement he served as Chair Professor in Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, University of Pune. He is National President of Forum for Integrated Security of India. He is associated with Large Number of Academic Institutions in Advisory Group and Governing Councils.