Lt Gen P R Shankar , PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retired) Articles 26
Lt Gen P R Shankar is a retired Director General of Artillery. He is an alumnus of National Defence Academy Khadakvasala, Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, Army War College, Mhow, Naval Post Graduate School, Monterrey and National Defence College, New Delhi. He has held many important command, staff and instructional appointments in the Army. He has vast operational experience having served in all kinds of terrain and operational situations which has confronted the Indian Army in the past four decades.
He gave great impetus to the modernization of Artillery through indigenization. He has deep knowledge, understanding and experience in successful defense planning and acquisition, spanning over a decade. Major 155mm Gun projects like the Dhanush, M777 ULH and K9 Vajra, Rocket and Missile projects related to Pinaka, Brahmos and Grad BM21, surveillance projects like Swati WLR and few ammunition projects came to fructification due to his relentless efforts.
The General Officer is now a Professor in the Aerospace Department of Indian Institute of Technology, Madras., Chennai. He is actively involved in applied research.
He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Editor’s Note It’s been a long journey since the Bofors scam of 1980s to the day we ultimately signed a contract to purchase 145 Ultra Light 155 mm Howitzers from the Americans via the Forei... Read more
Editor’s Note The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is undoubtedly the showpiece of the grandiose Belt and Road Initiative of China, and is making news almost daily. In the auth... Read more
संपादक की बात जनरल ने चीन पाकिस्तान आर्थिक गलियारे (सीपीईसी) पर अपने पिछले आलेख (http://bharatshakti.in/cpec-the-chinese-carotid-pakistani-jugular-and-an-indian-opportunity/) में भारतीच दृष्... Read more
Editor’s Note In the General’s last article on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) (http://bharatshakti.in/cpec-the-chinese-carotid-pakistani-jugular-and-an-indian-opportunity/), he had... Read more
EDITOR’S NOTE The General, in a previous article in BharatShakti.in, had argued that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor was a carotid for China (http://bharatshakti.in/the-new-caroti... Read more