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 [+}
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.
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.
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.
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.
Distinguished Fellow, IDSA, Brig Gurmeet Kanwal’s article on Pakistan’s recent statements on Kashmir, titled ‘Nawaz Sharif, please look within Pakistan before talking about Kashmir’ was published in ‘Daily O’ on July 16, 2016.
Distinguished Fellow, IDSA, Brig Gurmeet Kanwal’s article on the new Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) norms in the defence sector, titled ‘Defence: New FDI norms will aid indigenisation’ was published in ‘Deccan Herald’ on July 4, 2016.