D. Padma Kumar Pillay

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  • Col (Dr) D.P.K. Pillay is Research Fellow at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    Thimayya of India-a Man for All Seasons

    July 31, 2020

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col. D.P.K. Pillay’s article on General Thimayya, titled ‘Thimayya of India-a Man for All Seasons’ has been published in the ‘Salute’ Magazine on July 31, 2020.

    The article is an account of the sterling role played by General Thimayya as Chairman of the Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission (NNRC) in Korea.

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    The Custodian Force of India and Lt General Thorat: The General who knew the way

    July 27, 2020

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col. D.P.K. Pillay’s article ‘The Custodian Force of India and Lt. General Thorat: The General who knew the way’ has been published in ‘The Economic Times’ on July 27, 2020. The article is in continuation to a series of articles on India’s hidden military history.

    Rare is a General endowed with both character and strategic vision. Gen Thorat was one, and he will remain one of the best Army Chiefs India never had, writes Col. Pillay.

    Forgotten tales of valour and courage: NNRC in Korea and Lt Gen KS Thimayya

    July 20, 2020

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA. Col. D.P.K. Pillay’s article on General Thimayya’s role in Korea as Chairman of Neutral Nations Repatriation Committee (NNRC), titled ‘NNRC in Korea and Lt Gen KS Thimayya’ has been published in ‘The Economic Times’ on July 20, 2020.

    The article which is in continuation to the series ‘Forgotten Tales of Valour and Courage‘, also covers General Thimayya’s role in Liberation of Kashmir and the honour he brought to India in Korea by his impartial and professional conduct.

    Forgotten tales of courage and valour: The Bucket Brigade

    July 09, 2020

    Research Fellow Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col. D.P.K. Pillay’s article on Indian military’s role in the Korean conflict against China and North Korea in 1950, titled ‘Forgotten tales of courage and valour: The Bucket Brigade’ has been published in ‘The Economic Times’ on July 09, 2020. The article is in continuation to a series of articles on India’s hidden military history.

    If we have an Army we have to use it

    June 17, 2020

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col D.P.K. Pillay’s article on the Indian Army, titled ‘If we have an Army we have to use it’ has been published in Malayalam Manorama on June 17, 2020.

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    D.P.K. Pillay Speaks to Times Now on Chinese Deception in Ladakh

    June 17, 2020

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col D.P.K. Pillay participated in a discussion on Chinese deception in Ladakh on ‘News Hour’, a programme aired on Times Now on June 17, 2020.

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    Cooperation not confrontation: Changing the rules of the China game

    June 14, 2020

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA Col. D.P.K. Pillay’s article on Indo-China border dispute, titled ‘Cooperation not confrontation: Changing the rules of the China game’ has been published in ‘The Economic Times’ on June 14, 2020.

    The last meeting between Modi and Xi took place in Mamallapuram. Taking the spirit of that site forward, it is only appropriate that India and China recognise what cooperation and not confrontation can achieve for themselves and the rest of the world, writes Col. Pillay.

    Truth vs. Reality: Unshackling the Burdens of Intrigue in Kashmir

    May 30, 2020

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col. D.P.K. Pillay’s article on media coverage of events in Jammu & Kashmir, titled ‘Truth vs. Reality: Unshackling the Burdens of Intrigue in Kashmir’ has been published by the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on May 30, 2020.

    With the background to the conflict in Kashmir the question that arises is does journalism serve Indian democracy in Kashmir?, asks Col. Pillay.

    Reviving the 300-year-old Indo-French relationship

    December 14, 2019

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Col. D.P.K. Pillay’s article on the exhibition on French Connection with India (1750- 1850), at the National Museum, New Delhi, titled ‘Reviving the 300-year-old Indo-French relationship’ has been published in ‘Daily O’ on December 14, 2019.

    The exhibition, presented by Alliance Française in collaboration with the National Museum, New Delhi, and BnF Paris, titled ‘Raja Nawabs and Firangees’ showcases the mutual influence and interdependences of India and France from 1750 to 1850, writes Col. Pillay.

    What we should learn from a death in a tunnel

    November 02, 2019

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Col. D.P.K Pillay’s article on the remains of Mosul city, titled ‘What we should learn from a death in a tunnel’ has been published by ‘Daily O’ on November 02, 2019.

    The remains of Mosul does not just bury thousands of years of history, but a culture of coexistence which will be hard to rebuild, writes Col. Pillay

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