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


Demographic Dividend or Disaster?

Extending India’s Strategic Outreach

Long road to peace in Kashmir

Moving towards cooperative security in the Indo-Pacific: India must work with the Quad and pull in more members

Healing touch is needed in Kashmir

A Very Tight Spot: India faces a huge security challenge with the possibility of a two-front conflict

When India needs to intervene: As our international role expands, so must our capabilities

Compulsory National Service