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Lt. Gen. Rakesh Sharma PVSM,UYSM,AVSM,VSM (Retd.)

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The Art of Generalship, the Science of Selecting Generals – Sequel

Previous Article postulated that “…seeking out the right officers with singularly cognitively adaptable qualities, broad-based knowledge and experience, with the capabilities to lead and...

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) In Pak Occupied Jammu And Kashmir (POJK)

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the flagship project of One Belt One Road (OBOR), connecting Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang Province with Gwadar Port in...

The Art of Generalship, the Science of Selecting Generals – 1

Prelude ‘Generalship’ is, perhaps, that segment of leadership which is uniquely valuable to the Army, and to the nation. To become a general officer is...

Geo-politics of Nepal, China and India: TWO to TANGO; THREE Must JIVE

While geography has remained ever important, its significance is being greatly challenged and diminished by technology.  This march of technology has nearly negated the...

Reinventing Border Management: Drone Threat in Border Areas

On 14 September 2019 at 4.00am, Saudi Arabia suffered a deadly attack on its oil facility at Abaqiq and Khurais oil field, with, as...

‘Act of War’- Conventional or Unconventional War?

It is an ‘act of war’ proclaimed the US Secretary of State – without declaration of war.  14 September 2019, a major Saudi Arabian...

Changed Environment in Jammu and Kashmir: Jettisoning Clichés

On 08 April 1989, Mr Jagmohan, the Governor on Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) wrote to the PM of India, “”...the situation is fast deteriorating;...

Back- Channels and the Fallacy of Choreographed Response

Post abrogation of the Article 370 and 35A, Pakistan has announced a slew of measures leading to fresh estrangement in relations.  Kashmir issue had...

Indian Army Officership – A Calling, A Job or A Career

Indian Army Officers are a class apart.   Why do lakhs of young boys barely in their teens aspire and compete to join the National...

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