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


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

What the Kargil war teaches India about its national security

Tackling regional insecurity a task for Modi

Wah! Army gets huge firepower!

Dealing with fundamentalist terrorism

As The Belt Tightens: China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is only generating resentment in Pakistan. Particularly among the volatile Baloch