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  • Maj Gen Alok Deb, SM, VSM (Retired)

    Deputy Director General
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    Maj Gen Alok Deb, SM, VSM (Retired) was commissioned in the Indian Army in 1977. He is a combat veteran of the Kargil war and has commanded an Artillery Division. He has served in all types of operational environments in India and also abroad as a UN peacekeeper. He is a graduate of various military institutes of higher learning in India and has earned two M Phil degrees in defence and strategic studies during his service of over 37 years. He has been writing on defence and security related matters in various journals and websites over the last few years.

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    • War from the Ground Up is not easy reading. The author’s erudition, bolstered by a wealth of detail and historical context, makes this one of the more serious studies on contemporary military conflict. Emile Simpson has attempted to arrive at an overall understanding of war in its contemporary and traditional forms by drawing on his experience of three tours as an infantry officer with the Royal Gurkha Rifles in Afghanistan.

      Journal of Defence Studies
    • The Israeli military has been tested through the entire range of conflict from the conventional to the asymmetric since its inception in May 1948 to the present day. In the process, it has become one of the most powerful military forces in West Asia, with a reputation to match. Not many are aware that Indian Jews, notably the Bene Israelis, have served with distinction under Indian chieftains as well as the East India Company a few hundred years ago.

      Strategic Analysis