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Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan (Retired)

He retired as Commandant of the Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala. An alumnus of the prestigious National Defence College. In his seagoing career, he has commanded Indian Navy’s frontline surface-combatants on four occasions and has been principal director in the Directorate of Naval Operations at Naval Headquarters, New Delhi.

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  1. Lalit

    Good analysis. Will it prompt India to come out with a coherent national security strategy? In 1995, Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao admitted in the Lok Sabha, “We do not have a document called India’s Defence Policy”. Has anything changed?

  2. Sunbyanyname

    Firstly, a word of appreciation for explaining the concept with remarkable lucidity. I am sure that now at least the planners would get out of their all-time vote-bank focus and concentrate on something that is vital for the interest and development of the nation. In the US, there are any number of think-tanks that analyse and bring out futuristic scenarios concerning potential contenders and adversaries. We, on the other hand, do not seem to get out of things of immediate concern and hence Strategy (let alone Grand Strategy) suffers.

    Now that I have read your two essays, I look forward to many more.


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