Articles By Lt Gen KK Khanna, PVSM, AVSM** (Retd)

British Imperialism and the Indian Freedom Struggle: Some facts less known

British Imperialism and the Indian Freedom Struggle: Some facts less known

By: Lt Gen KK Khanna, PVSM, AVSM** (Retd) | Date: 02 Apr , 2022

Introduction Mangal Pandey is a name well known; but not many have heard of Sepoy Bindee Tiwari who was hanged in chains without any trial, and his body was allowed to decay in public view for...

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Air Wars: Evolution and Application in The Indian Context

Air Wars: Evolution and Application in The Indian Context

By: Lt Gen KK Khanna, PVSM, AVSM** (Retd) | Issue: Vol. 36.4, Oct-Dec 2021 | Date: 13 Dec , 2021

Combat airpower came into being in the 20th century and soon gained such importance that domination of the air became essential for victory on land or sea. With nations exploiting the air...

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Post Independence Indian Wars: An Overview

Post Independence Indian Wars: An Overview

By: Lt Gen KK Khanna, PVSM, AVSM** (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Aug , 2021

Study of military history is never complete. New aspects come to light every time one reviews a campaign or war. Often, the tales of valour, camaraderie, and success draw attention away from the...

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1971 War: A Tri-Service Perspective

1971 War: A Tri-Service Perspective

By: Lt Gen KK Khanna, PVSM, AVSM** (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Jul , 2021

Introduction Why is it that only Indians record their military history Service-wise? All other Nations record their histories from a tri-service military viewpoint, theatre-wise, chronologically....

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Fighting a Two Front Collusive War

Fighting a Two Front Collusive War

By: Lt Gen KK Khanna, PVSM, AVSM** (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Oct , 2020

‘Si vis pacem, para bellum’ in Latin means ‘If you want peace, prepare for war’. India learned this the hard way in 1962, but learnt it well, as demonstrated by its resounding victory in...

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Army’s most critical deficiency: Good Generals?

Army’s most critical deficiency: Good Generals?

By: Lt Gen KK Khanna, PVSM, AVSM** (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Nov , 2012

A lot has been written about Generals in the recent past. Not because of in-house introspection or internal check but because misdeeds were exposed in the Media. Lack of internal audit is a cause...

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Do we need the Indian Army?

Do we need the Indian Army?

By: Lt Gen KK Khanna, PVSM, AVSM** (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Nov , 2012

Pandit Nehru believed that the Indian Army was quite unnecessary, in fact dangerous, because generals seized power. Having struggled to gain power, even accepting partition of the Country in the...

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