Articles By Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd)

India needs to seek Alliance Partners who are Prepared to Contain the...

India needs to seek Alliance Partners who are Prepared to Contain the...

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Date: 07 Dec , 2016

Ostensibly, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is meant for trade and commerce. However, it has serious geopolitical ramifications which we seem to have overlooked. The first is the very...

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J&K: Theatre of the Next War

J&K: Theatre of the Next War

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Courtesy: Aakrosh | Date: 30 May , 2014

Significance of the Gilgit–Gwadar Corridor The ominously rising strategic salience of the Gilgit–Baltistan region was made sharply apparent by Selig Harrison’s startling disclosure in 2010...

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Israel attack on Iraq: likely scenario and impact

Israel attack on Iraq: likely scenario and impact

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Vol 23.3 Jul-Sep 2008 | Date: 17 Jun , 2012

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> The United States had engaged in a high profile coercive deployment of naval forces in the Gulf from end 2006 to early 2007 to deter Iran from proceeding apace with its nuclear enrichment...

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Tactical Shifts in the Terror Profile

Tactical Shifts in the Terror Profile

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Vol. 23.4 Oct-Dec 2008 | Date: 08 Oct , 2011

From June 08, India has been victim of a new phase of terrorism and enhanced ISI activities. This spurt in ISI sponsored terrorism was presumably initiated by Lt Gen Nadeem Taj to divert...

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J&K: The complete surrender?

J&K: The complete surrender?

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Feb , 2011

The recent spate of scams has so exhausted the fund of public outrage, that the die-hard votaries of peace with Pakistan (at any cost) have found the time opportune to shamelessly resile from...

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The critical battles of Helmand and Kandhar

The critical battles of Helmand and Kandhar

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Feb , 2011

The year 2010 was crucial for the final outcome in Afghanistan. There were two major changes in the military leadership. The highly regarded, Special Forces Commander, Lt Gen Stanley McChrystal...

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Left Wing Extremism

Left Wing Extremism

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 12 Jan , 2011

The Assembly elections in J&K in 2008 was peaceful and witnessed record voter turnouts. In sharp contrast the very first day of the Lok Sabha Polls in 2009 witnessed an upsurge of Naxalite...

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Demographic drivers of India's national security

Demographic drivers of India's national security

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Vol 23.3 Jul-Sep 2008 | Date: 22 Dec , 2010

The scientific process of Net Assessment is characterised by a study of trends and triggers. Evolutionary change in the geo-strategic environment can be described in the form of trends. Trends...

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Resurrecting Afghanistan

Resurrecting Afghanistan

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 23 Nov , 2010

The Afghan nation-state was one of the oldest states of Asia. It became the first failed state in Asia. In the interests of not only regional stability but global security as such, this contagion...

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Tawang: Locals boycott Chinese goods

Tawang: Locals boycott Chinese goods

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Oct , 2010

A youth camp of 645 young college students of some 28 colleges and technical institutions of Arunachal Pradesh was held at Itanagar. The Camp was conducted from 11-16th October 2010. It was...

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Capture of India : the Maoist blueprint

Capture of India : the Maoist blueprint

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 Oct , 2010

In 2003-2004 the former Peoples War Group (PWG) and the Maoist Communist Centre held a series of confabulations to work out their merger. Their Central Committees met five to six times to...

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Military Lessons : Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-1

Military Lessons : Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-1

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 26 Jul , 2007

A classical response option for a country faced with an externally inspired Low Intensity Conflict (that can drag on for decades) is to conventionalise the conflict. In so doing, its strategic...

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Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-2 : Israeli Response

Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-2 : Israeli Response

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 26 Apr , 2007

The Air Offensive The Israeli Air Force (IAF) put in a stellar performance in this war. Its prime target system was the known locations of the Hezbollah’s long range rockets like the Raad (45...

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Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-5 : The Rocket Threat

Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-5 : The Rocket Threat

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 26 Apr , 2007

The free rocket threat may not be relevant immediately in the sub continental context. However it is certain that terrorist organisations operating in J&K are likely to draw their lessons form...

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Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-4 : Weapons Employment Profile

Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-4 : Weapons Employment Profile

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 26 Apr , 2007

Employment of Anti-Tank Guided Missiles From the point of view of relevance to our context, the employment of Russian third generation Anti-tank Guided Missiles merits the closest attention. The...

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Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-6 : Anti-Rocket Solutions

Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-6 : Anti-Rocket Solutions

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 26 Apr , 2007

Alon Ben David says overall some 4228 rockets were fired on Israel at the overall rate of almost 130 rockets a day Actually the rate averaged around 150 – 180 rockets per day for the first 10...

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Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-7 : Major Lessons Learnt

Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-7 : Major Lessons Learnt

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 26 Apr , 2007

Let us now summarise some of the salient lessons learnt: Selection and Maintenance of Aim This is the first principle of war and has been revalidated in this campaign. The original Israeli plan...

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Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-8 : Conclusion

Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-8 : Conclusion

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 26 Apr , 2007

The Israel – Hezbollah conflict has spawned a rich harvest of military lessons that we must analyse and ingest at the earliest. In essence it was an attempt to conventionalise and thereby end a...

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Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-3: Employment of Special Forces

Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-3: Employment of Special Forces

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 10 Apr , 2007

Israel now escalated to the use of its Special Forces to raid these redoubts across the Lebanese border. 200 personnel of the Israeli Special Forces team of the elite “Sayeret Matkal“ and...

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