Gurmeet Kanwal

Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (Retd) is Distinguished Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi and Adjunct Fellow, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, D.C. He is former Director, Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS), New Delhi. He commanded an infantry brigade on the Line of Control (Operation Parakram, 2001-03) and an artillery regiment in counter-insurgency operations in Kashmir Valley (Operation Rakshak, 1993-94). More...

Recent Articles


Repealing AFSPA: Political expediency will harm military operations and help militants

Pakistan is under the military jackboot

Shorten time frame for defence acquisitions

Is India joining the race?

China’s defence budget reflects grand goals

Is Kashmir a Nuclear Flashpoint?

To the brink of war and back

After the terrorist strike in Pulwama, is war even an option?