Area of Expertise: Defense and Security, Terrorism, War and Conflict
Geographical Expertise - Region: Asia
Languages: English, Hindi, Panjabi
Field of Work: Author/Novelist, Military, Think tank/Research center
City: New Delhi
Brigadier Kanwal commanded an infantry brigade on the Line of Control (Operation Parakram, 2001-03) and an artillery regiment in counter-insurgency operations in Kashmir Valley (Operation Rakshak, 1993-94). He is Former Director of Security Studies at Observer Research Foundation; Senior Fellow at IDSA and Senior Fellow at Centre for Air Power Studies.
Brigadier Kanwal has authored several books, among others: Nuclear Defence: Shaping the Arsenal; Indian Army: Vision 2020; Pakistan’s Proxy War; Heroes of Kargil; Kargil ’99: Blood, Guts and Firepower and Artillery: Honour and Glory. He writes on national security issues for leading national newspapers and is a TV commentator and regular speaker at well known international think tanks and military institutions.
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