Lieutenant General (Retd) Gautam Banerjee, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, was former Chief of Staff, Central Command, former Commandant of the Officers' Training Academy, Chennai. He is now Senior Fellow & Editor at the Vivekananda International Foundation.

Contributions 
US-India 2 Plus 2 Dialogue: Significance of Strategic Partnership “Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, …confusion of counsel until emergency comes … are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history” – Anon
Defence Industry and...

The Maoist Rebellion, in Limp “ … for then only you will be strong, when you cherish the laws, and when the revolutionary attempts of lawless men shall have ceased …” – Aeschines. Greek statesman The Object of Discussion Much confabulat...

Territorial Grab vs Affirmation of the Eternal ‘Wisdom of China’
“A phenomenon noticeable throughout history regardless of place or period is the pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests” - Anonymous.
‘Wisdom of China’: Hoary and Sublime...

महाशक्ति बनने के लिए दुर्दांत छवि त्यागता चीन “जब आप दूसरों के बारे में राय बनाते हैं तो आप उनका चरित्र नहीं बताते, अपना चरित्र बताते हैं।” – व...

Military Strategy vis-a-vis Chinese Aggression A paper on Indian's Military strategy to deal with incessant aggression from China is reproduced under the link below: India...

Occasional Papers 
Consecration of China’s ‘New Period’ People’s Liberation Army A Home Run of Military Modernisation At the dawn of Year 2016, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) officially promulgated the commencement of the final phase of restructuring of its apex setup for management of national defence as well a...

The Communist Party-Army Equation in China Preamble In republican scheme of matters, warfare is the ultimate political recourse that is to be prosecuted to seek conditions for advantageous settlement of external disputes. Conversely, in communist theology, military force is but an i...

China’s Defence White Paper, 2013: Assertions of A ‘Super Power’ in Making? Promulgations of A Super-Power In April 2013, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) released her eighth Defence White Paper, titled as ‘The Diversified Employment of China’s Armed Forces’. This exercise has been undertaken bi-annually since...

Maoist Insurgency in India: Impending Escalation and Dimensions of The State’s Armed Response Resurgence of Maoist Violence Since the mid-2011 or so, the intensity of Maoist insurgency had somewhat been less spectacular as compared to the preceding years. Indeed, there had been many Maoist-Police encounters during this time, mostly ...

Book Reviews 
The Kashmir Narrative ISBN: 9788182748996 Publication Year: 2017 Binding: PB Pages: 100 Price: Rs. 295 Online Available at Pentagon Press ...

Twelve Essays on Terrorism: A VIF Analysis Edited by Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee Hardcover: 260 pages Publisher: Pentagon Press; First Edition edition (2017) ISBN-10: 8182749425 ISBN-13: 978-8182749429 Online Available at ...

China’s Great War Machine in the Sino-Indian Context by Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee Hardcover: 182 pages Publisher: Wisdom Tree (10 December 2016) Language: English ISBN-10: 8183284795 ISBN-13: 978-8183284790 Online Availab...

Issue Briefs 
Either Side of Historical Conclusions: Evidences and Interpretations … historical narratives should be right, as far as possible accommodative of duly qualified civilisational memories, and so balanced and trust worthy … dignified or infamous, balanced historical narratives bring great advantages to the society, t...

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