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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. JN Nayar

    ‘Rafale: The Deal and The Din’ very lucidly brings out the facts & myths relating to the ‘deal’ and the ‘din’ & sheds light on the ‘way forward’ which the decision makers & the powers-that-be hopefully take cognizance of, instead of making the, by all accounts, a robust & high performance vital necessity as the Rafale the ‘fall guy’ just for the sake of ensuring victory in the 2019 elections.

  2. CRR Sastry

    A very well argued and balanced essay that effectively puts a matter of national importance in correct perspective


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