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Lt Gen P R Shankar (Retd)

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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  1. Narendra Singh

    I agree. There were great hopes but the defence procurements seem to be stuck on a treadmill where inspite of great effort there is no forward movement

  2. Rajat Kumar

    Three prerequisites for succes in the order of priority; firstly vision, secondly knowledge and finally hardwork.In our case we start by working hard and gain some knowledge. But where is the vision?

    India gave China 13 year lead in ushering economic reforms and today they seem to be 25 years ahead of us. How long will we wait for military reforms?


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