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Lt Gen P R Shankar , PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retired)

Lt Gen P R Shankar , PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retired)

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.

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2 years ago

Sir, Thank you for making the point that smaller numbers have to be armed with better weapons. As for troops per km, we need to keep in mind that US land borders are not live, but India’s borders are. And becoming more so as Chinese take-over of South Asian countries continues to gain momentum. The basic problem is that no country facing a 2-front threat and multiple insurgencies can spend only 1.6% GDP on defense. Our traditional 3.5% is the minimum. If GOI does not like 3.5%, by all means let it give Kashmir Valley to Pakistan and accept Ladakh… Read more »

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