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Gurmeet Kanwal

March 3rd, 2011

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
Country: India
Continent: Asia


Kanwel brig Gurmeet KanwalBrigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (Retd) is Director and CEO of Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) in New Delhi, India.

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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