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Gurmeet Kanwal

Brig Gurmeet Kanwal (Retd.) is Distinguished Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and former Director, Centre for Land Warfare Studies, New Delhi. Click here for details profile [+}

Can Donald Trump launch a nuclear attack?

November 09, 2016

Distinguished Fellow, IDSA, Brig Gurmeet Kanwal’s article on US President elect, Donald Trump, titled ‘Can Donald Trump launch a nuclear attack?’ was published in ‘Daily O’ on November 9, 2016.

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Demographic dividend should not turn into a disaster

October 31, 2016

Distinguished Fellow, IDSA, Brig Gurmeet Kanwal’s article on comprehensive national power (CNP),  titled ‘Demographic dividend should not turn into a disaster’ was published in Deccan Herald on November 1, 2016.

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Any nuclear attack on India will lead to destruction of Pakistan

September 30, 2016

New Delhi will respond by executing its doctrine of massive retaliation and Islamabad will cease to exist as a functional nation state.

India stands united as a nation today

September 30, 2016

'The government has sent a clear message to Pakistan: It is no longer business as usual.'
'The rules of the game have changed and a new game is at play,' says Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (retd).

Surgical Strikes Should Follow Terror Acts by Pakistan in Future

September 30, 2016

Like panthers prowling in the dead of night, several teams of the Special Forces of the Indian army crossed the Line of Control (LoC) on the night of 28 September. They struck with deadly effect and, as quietly as they had come in, they exfiltrated back across the LoC.

In his briefing after the attack in Uri on 18 September, the DGMO had said that the army “reserves the right to respond” to the terrorist strike at Uri at a time and place of its choosing. It took ten days to plan the operation, which was based on accurate intelligence.

Pakistan’s Tactical Nuclear Warheads and India’s Nuclear Doctrine

September 21, 2016
Pakistan’s Tactical Nuclear Warheads and India’s Nuclear Doctrine

The advocacy by Pakistani analysts of the Indian disinclination to retaliate massively in response to their use of TNWs on their own soil indicates either a flawed analysis or a bluff that the Indian armed forces would be inclined to call.

Pakistan blew it this time: India will see to it that it becomes the pariah of the world

September 21, 2016

Distinguished Fellow, IDSA, Brig Gurmeet Kanwal’s commentary on India’s reaction to recent attack in Uri, titled ‘Pakistan blew it this time: India will see to it that it becomes the pariah of the world’ was published in Times of India on September 26, 2016.

पाकिस्तान के घुटने टिकाने के रास्ते

September 20, 2016

Distinguished Fellow, IDSA, Brig Gurmeet Kanwal’s commentary on the terrorist attack on an Army camp in Uri was published in Hindi Daily ‘Rajasthan Patrika’ on September 20, 2016.

Time to hit and hurt the Pakistan army!

September 18, 2016

Distinguished Fellow, IDSA, Brig Gurmeet Kanwal’s commentary on the terrorist attack on an Army camp in Uri, titled ‘Time to hit and hurt the Pakistan army!’ was published by Rediff.com on September 18, 2016.

AFSPA: The Army needs it!

September 06, 2016

Distinguished Fellow, IDSA, Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal’s article on the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), titled ‘AFSPA: The Army needs it!’ was published in Rediff.com on September 6, 2016.

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