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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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Oliver
Oliver
3 years ago

Hi Ravi….. Insightful and we’ll researched article. Congratulations for putting us in perspective ….Best Oliver

Oliver
Oliver
3 years ago

Reads Well

Sandeep
Sandeep
3 years ago

Very well written factual article. Chinese seem to be in a habit of spreading false propaganda which now is nothing new to the world. They unwisely seem to undertake or atleast think of number of misadventures namely Doklam, South China, Veitnam, Tibet and so on which may and will prove catastrophic to their economy and worldly standing. Time is ripe now for us to dent Chineese trade and economy by saying no to their little reliable goods. A boycott campaign if initiated on social networking sites such as watsapp and others, will create ripples amongst Indian population which in times… Read more »

Pramod
Pramod
3 years ago

Very nice explanation of present scenario, here one thing I wish to quote regarding China threatening attitude that ‘ Barking dogs seldom bite’.

Col Manoj Tripathi
Col Manoj Tripathi
3 years ago

A well researched article. It is also a case of “jealousy” in international relations. The rousing reception that our Prime Minister is getting of late in nation after nation that he visits, is making the Chinese uneasy. They are worried about India’s rising stature internationally. Added to this is the worry that India has begun to attract a lot of foreign investment under the ‘Make in India’ programme, has a higher growth rate, has a young work force against their aging population, has been able to withstand and counter terror strikes from Pakistan, has a battle hardened and experienced army… Read more »

Sanjay
Sanjay
3 years ago

The bully survives only on perceptions and only till someone stands up to it. China needs to introspect and analyse own vulnerabilities. They should actually be looking at India’s support to realise their superpower ambition.

Rajat Kumar
Rajat Kumar
3 years ago

An extremely insightful article.

It is time we look behind the facade of so called well thought out and long term oriented strategic moves.

Rather, the Chinese seem to display irrational brazenness. Their actions seem to be reactionary and knee jerk.

Vikas dhody
Vikas dhody
2 years ago

A very well articulated article Sir,
It brings out the negative attitude of a nation towards other nations, hoping to be seen as a super power. Snubbish attitude won’t work every time and with everyone.
It’s very easy to do tit for tat kind of actions for a nation like India, but so far we have shown our intent clearly to her of safe guarding our strategic interests at the same time behaving as mature nation.
China, I think has miscalculated it’s adventure this time

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