Col Shubhankar Basu, SM, VSM is a serving Army (Infantry) officer who specializes in High altitude warfare. He carries wide range of operational experience in high altitude & glaciated terrain, Counter Insurgency operations, deserts and in peace keeping operations in Africa under UN. Officer has served in Army HQs in Operations directorate and in human resources branch. The officer has Masters Degree in Defence and Strategic studies (Madras University) and in Management Studies (Osmania University). Officer has carried out research on “Reforms in United Nations” and on “Management of Non Empanelled officers to increase operational effectiveness of Indian Army”. As a part of the research fellowship at VIF, officer is focusing on “Changing nature of Collusive and Hybrid Warfare and implications for India”.

Visit of the Chinese Defence Minister: A Missed Opportunity to Establish Hot Line between the Two Armies? The Chinese Defence Minister, Lieutenant General Wei Fenghe, visited India for four days, from 21 to 24 Aug 181. This visit was significant from more than one perspective. First, it was the first visit by a defence minister from China not ...

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