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Rear Admiral Sudarshan Y. Shrikhande , AVSM, IN (Retd)

Rear Admiral Sudarshan Y. Shrikhande , AVSM, IN (Retd)

RADM Shrikhande graduated from the NDA. His qualifications include Masters from the Soviet Naval War College, St Petersburg (1985-88) in ASW and Weapon Engineering; Msc From Staff College(1995), MPhil from the Indian Naval War College and highest distinction from the US Naval War College( 2003). He has served long years at sea, commanded three ships and been defense attaché in Australia and to other South Pacific nations. Ashore he has been commander War Room at NHQ, headed the IN’s Tactical Evaluation Group and was a founding member as a captain of the IN’s Strategy and Operations Council. In flag rank he has been head of Naval Intelligence; Chief of Staff of SNC; Joint HQ staff duties and in the nuclear forces command and Flag Officer Doctrines and Concepts before requesting early retirement in July 2016. As a veteran he continues teaching at several institutions including the NDC, all War colleges and the CDM as well as the NDA and INA spanning strategy, operational art, RMA, Peloponnesian War, Indo-Pacific geopolitics, leadership and ethics. He has participated in Track 1.5 discussions with China and the US and is associated with the Vivekananda International, Observer Research and the National Maritime Foundations, National Security Council Secretariat as well as other institutions.

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Sudip malik
Sudip malik
3 years ago

Very well argued Sir!

Warrior
Warrior
3 years ago

Wonderful analysis sir, you have done a very good analysis of the need for indigenisation of our arms supply. As an avid reader of various forums, it would be nice if you can throw some light on some questions I have, 1) The intensity you described, how do we define or measure that, also how do we compare that with regards to another conflict in other parts of the world, if you could share some numbers of this analysis it would be great. 2) Next is the part where you described the Chinese experience of intense fighting, you do make… Read more »

Warrior
Warrior
3 years ago

Wonderful analysis sir, you have done a very good analysis of the need for indigenisation of our arms supply. As an avid reader of various forums, it would be nice if you can throw some light on some questions I have, 1) The intensity you described, how do we define or measure that, also how do we compare that with regards to another conflict in other parts of the world, if you could share some numbers of this analysis it would be great. 2) Next is the part where you described the Chinese experience of intense fighting, you do make… Read more »

Rear Admiral Sudarshan Y. Shrikhande , AVSM, IN (Retd)
Sudarshan Shrikhande
Reply to  Warrior
3 years ago

Dear Warrior (very nice nom de plume!), good questions, that I will try and respond to as best as I can. In the wars involving China, that I mention, you are very right that they were prolonged wars. Mao has written brilliantly about prolonged wars. My point was that there were several periods of intense warfare within all these. Measuring intensity is quite subjective. Some suggestions: quantum of forces engaged in time and space; expenditure of ammo and ordnance; casualties on one or both sides; ability to push in logistical reinforcements sometimes under intense combat. another factor is the joint… Read more »

Warrior
Warrior
Reply to  Sudarshan Shrikhande
3 years ago

Thank you, sir, for such a well informed detailed reply…I hope you wouldn’t mind if I drop a line or two to your email on some other matters as well. It’s not often you get to interact with an experienced professional in such forums… 🙂
Regards

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