Major General P K Chakravorty, VSM (Retd) is a former Deputy Director General of Perspective Planning Directorate, Defence Attaché to Vietnam and Additional Director General Artillery at Army Headquarters. Post-retirement, the Officer was an Advisor to BrahMos Aerospace. Author of many books, articles and projects for the country`s various top think tanks, Gen Chakravorty`s main areas of interest are geo-strategy, firepower, and defence procurement, issues on which he has organised and participated in numerous seminars at national and international levels.

Contributions 
Recent Transgressions by China in the South China Sea Activities of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) China along with Vietnam is the largest claimants of islands in the South China Sea. China has built military bases to include berthing sites for war ships, air strips for fighter a...

Nano-Technology and its Military Application General Aspects Nano technology is science, technology and engineering conducted at nano scale of approximately 1 to 100 nanometre (nm).1 It is stated that physicist Richard Feynman is the father of this technology. It all star...

पाकिस्तान की परमाणु भभकी मौजूदा तस्वीर 14 फरवरी 2019 को जम्मू-कश्मीर राजमार्ग पर वाहनों की आवाजाही के लिहाज से साफ दिन थ...

Pakistan’s Nuclear Bluff Current Perspective 14 February 2019 was a clear day for movement of vehicles on the Jammu-Srinagar highway. It was after a long spell of road closure that the highway was opened. Viewing the frequent road closures, there was a need to mo...

Impasse in Jammu and Kashmir Political Situation On 19 June 2018, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) pulled out of the Mehbooba Mufti Government in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). The alliance was formed after the elections in 2015. The mandate during the elections was fractur...

Occasional Papers 
Current Military Situation in Afghanistan ... insurgency in Afghanistan is a political problem; the military can create the right conditions for diplomatic talks to begin ... currently, Taliban is in no mood to negotiate ... Taliban who are ready to come around must be granted favourable opt...

Weapons and Missiles in the Indian Environment Firepower in the current era is characterised by multiple combat platforms– guns, howitzers, multi-rockets and missiles - managed through the means of surveillance, target acquisition, engagement, destruction, and finally, damage assessment. For ...

Book Reviews 
Assessment of Chinese Military Modernisation and Its Implications for India Ever since its creation, China has been claiming territories of numerous countries. There have been wars and clashes, and the usual tone of policy statements has remained assertive. After annexing Tibet the Communist China has described China as a pa...

China’s Great Leap Forward-II, by Lt Gen Gautam Bannerjee, PVSM, AVSM, YSM (Retired), Lancer Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi, India, 152 pages, INR 595/-, 2019 The Great Leap Forward was a campaign run in the People’s Republic of China from 1958 to 1962. Chairman Mao Zedong led the campaign and the aim was to transform an agricultural economy to a socialist society through rapid industrialisation and coll...

‘Sharpening the Arsenal: India’s Evolving Nuclear Deterrence Policy’, Gurmeet Kanwal, Harper Collins Publishers Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India, 2017, pp 268, INR 599 The book deals comprehensively with India’s nuclear arsenal and finally suggests as to what must be done to sharpen it in the current environment. The book has 13 Chapters and six interesting Appendices. The first Chapter deals with the reluctan...

India’s National Defence; Gautam Banerjee, Pentagon Press, New Delhi, 2017, pp 278, INR 995 The book India’s National Defence defines India’s Defence Reforms and Military Modernisation which it must undertake to meet the strategic challenges of the 21st Century. The book lucidly brings out India’s inability to optimise its military su...

The New Arthashastra, Ed Gurmeet Kanwal, Harper Collins Publishers, Noida (Uttar Pradesh), 2016, pp 436, INR 799 The Arthashastra is an insight into the political thoughts of Kautilya. The book was written around 250 BCE. The most interesting idea presented in the book is the Mandala theory of interstate relations. Mandala represents the universe and our own k...

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