JOURNAL OF DEFENCE STUDIES

Indian Army’s Continuity and Transformation: Through the Prism of the Battle of Dograi

Brigadier (Retd.) Rahul K. Bhonsle is managing a strategic risk and knowledge management consultancy-security-risks.com focusing on strategic culture and security trends in South Asia, future warfare and human security.
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  • July 2015
    Volume: 
    9
    Issue: 
    3
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    The continuum of change in militaries is derived from a number of factors, in which application of history plays an important part. The process of Indian Army’s evolution in the plains of Western India could be charted from the lessons learnt from key episodes of the 1965 War. The Battle of Dograi was one such feat which though restricted to action by a single infantry battalion, 3 Jat, provides unique perspectives of the manner in which continuity and transformation has occurred in the Indian Army as well as how the lessons learnt can be applied effectively to current operational dilemmas, ranging from Cold Start to countering Pakistan’s battlefield nuclear rocket, Nasr.

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