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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. Satish

    Well written article. ….with good promises for more stronger and self reliant India. China heading USSR way….would be a dream come true.

  2. Gp Capt CRR Sastry

    A well written article with cogent arguments making important points on security scenario when CPEC becomes operational

  3. V.suryanarayana

    A good article

  4. Harimohan

    Very well articulated

  5. Vikas dhody

    Sir a Very well articulated. I fully agree with over streaching issues raised by you. Strategic ramifications of CPEC for China must widened by exploiting the likes of khber pakhtuns, Baluchs . Modi already raised voice once at global stg but we need to do lot more…

  6. Chitta Rohini Kumar

    Well articulated.

  7. Col Jaspal Singh Gill

    Brother Shanker,
    Very well researched, and explicitly written. Any inputs on China linked with Pak are less and more such articles will really be a step in enhancing the Shakti of Bharat, the nation.

  8. Mohit

    A well written and articulated article..as a follower of these issues one always had a feeling that CPEC..OBOR..will be the long rope around their neck and the outdated and ill concieved so called “string of pearls “strategy will close the loop around china’s neck..
    We need to b on guard and patient


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