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Webinar on “30 Years Later: Indian Peace Keeping Force 1987-90”

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  • May 27, 2020
    Only by Invitation
    1100 - 1230 hrs

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    Guest Speaker: Hon'ble Shri Hardeep S. Puri, Minister for Civil Aviation, and Minister of State for Commerce & Industry Housing & Urban Affairs

    Chair: Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy, Director General, MP-IDSA

    Lieutenant General A. S. Kalkat, SYSM, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd.) was the force Commander of IPKF and was the first awardee of Sarvottam
    Yudh Seva Medal, the country’s highest award for Leadership in War & Conflict. He retired as Army Commander of Southern command.

    Shekhar Gupta is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of ThePrint, a digital start-up building a new editorial space of non-hyphenated liberalism. In his four-
    decade career, he has reported on key Indian and international events, including the many twists and turns in the troubled 1983-1993 decade in Sri Lanka's Tamil North.

    Brigadier N. K. Bahri VSM (Retd.) is a Veteran of the 1962, 1965 and 1971 Wars. He has extensive experience of CI ops in Punjab and Nagaland
    and in high altitude terrain. He was handpicked for the challenge of creating logistics support to the IPKF from scratch in 1987 to deinduction in 1990.

    Nitin A. Gokhale started his career in journalism in 1983 and is a specialist in conflict coverage having reported from the North-east, on the ground at Kargil in 1999 and live reports from Sri Lanka’s Eelam War IV between 2006-2009. He founded strategic affairs portals, and