Articles By Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal

'Active Defence': China’s Body Language is Aggressive

'Active Defence': China’s Body Language is Aggressive

By: Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Jun , 2015

China released its tenth biennial White Paper on National Defence in the last week of May 2015. Entitled “China’s Military Strategy”, this is the first White Paper that focusses on a...

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Meeting the long-term Chinese Challenge

Meeting the long-term Chinese Challenge

By: Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 May , 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent trip to China was eminently successful – no matter by which yardstick success is measured. It resulted in agreements to facilitate US$ 10 billion Chinese...

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Defence Budget 2015-16: Allocation Inadequate for Modernisation

Defence Budget 2015-16: Allocation Inadequate for Modernisation

By: Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Feb , 2015

The finance Minister has hiked the defence budget for FY 2015-16 by 9.46 per cent to Rs 2,46,727 crore, which is Rs 23,357 crore more than the revised estimates for the current financial...

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Agenda for the new Defence Minister

Agenda for the new Defence Minister

By: Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Dec , 2014

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) did not have a full-time Defence Minister for over five months after the NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sworn in on May 26, 2014. There is a...

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Indo-China relations: Some Plain Speaking by the Indian PM

Indo-China relations: Some Plain Speaking by the Indian PM

By: Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal | Date: 13 Oct , 2014

Even as President Xi Jinping was being entertained by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the bank of the Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad, Chinese and Indian troops were once again engaged in a tense...

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India’s Defence Budget: Inadequate Outlay

India’s Defence Budget: Inadequate Outlay

By: Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Mar , 2013

The funds allotted for defence expenditure by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram for the Financial Year (FY) 2013-14 are inadequate to meet the growing threats and challenges facing the country,...

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Unending Threats to India’s Borders

Unending Threats to India’s Borders

By: Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal | Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 22 Sep , 2012

With a landmass of sub-continental proportions, India occupies a predominant strategic position in Southern Asia and dominates the northern Indian Ocean with a coastline that is 7,683 km long,...

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Securing India’s Energy Needs

Securing India’s Energy Needs

By: Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal | Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 17 Sep , 2012

For India’s economic growth to sustain at eight per cent plus per annum, its energy supply must increase at more than six per cent per annum over 30 to 40 years’ time frame. As India is...

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China's Emerging Cyberwar Doctrine

China's Emerging Cyberwar Doctrine

By: Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 13 Sep , 2012

“Chinese cyber spies hack Indian embassy in US,” screamed a bold headline splashed across the front page of a leading national daily on March 30, 2009.1 Based on a research brief issued by the...

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Lost opportunities in Operation Parakram

Lost opportunities in Operation Parakram

By: Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Dec , 2011

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the horrific attack on Parliament which sparked off India’s attempt at military coercion vis-a-vis Pakistan. But the lessons learnt seem to have been...

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