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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. Rajat Kumar

    The ghost of Bofors has been laid to rest. Hopefully, this will serve as a good omen for other initiatives to upgrade the Indian artillery.

  2. Satish

    Good insight into the nitigrity of M777. The sooner we are able to get it the better we are as a nation.

  3. Vikas dhody

    Got Detailed insight into the recent induction of howitzer. Having served under you ,I had no doubts that Arty in particular and Army in general is going to steer fwd in strategic dimensions.
    FMS procurement process understandably the way fwd specially in defence deals with US( obvious benefits as inunciated above).
    Article is healthy integration of strategic benefits as well as make in India and inherent technology benefits for sustenance of gun and futuristic developments.


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