Mission Victory India (MVI) is an autonomous defence think tank established to foster progressive military leadership reforms and to identify and introduce tangible changes in military selection procedures, training, and recruitment policy.
Founded in 2020 by Colonel Vinay B Dalvi (Retd.) and defence journalist Aritra Banerjee, MVI is a one-of-a-kind non-partisan defence think tank built to bring all stakeholders on a common platform to discuss and deliberate underlying issues within the armed forces, and to recommend apt solutions to address these conspicuous and inconspicuous shortcomings.
Pillars of Mission Victory India
- Role Model: A Key to Character Development (2010)
- Sun Tzu's ‘The Art of War’ pocketbook (2012)
- Victory India: A Key to Quality Military Leadership (2013)
- Quality Military Leadership: A Key to Victory India (2014)
- A Campaign called Victory India (2016)
- Beyond the Victory India Campaign (2018)
- Mission Victory India: A Key to Quality Combat Leadership (2019)
Mission Victory India’s mission is to spread awareness of the lesser-known and -discussed subjects pertaining to Professional Military Education (PME), especially, the processes of nurturing, selecting, training, and grooming military leadership at all levels.
It aims to provide extensive knowledge via an array of exhaustive research papers, journals, articles, and debates, to serving and retired defence personnel, academicians, journalists, and defence enthusiasts. And to promote critical and strategic thinking among the serving fraternity for the Indian military’s emergence as a modern warfighting force, competent to lead in 21st-century warfare.
For The Fauj!
Col. Vinay Dalvi a Pune-based '71 war veteran who went on to serve as the Physical Training Officer (PTO) in three of India's premier military training establishments—the National Defence Academy (NDA), Indian Military Academy (IMA), and the Officers Training Academy (OTA)—under the aegis of the Army Physical Training Corps (APTC). He has been pushing for military training and leadership reforms for over three decades now, a cause for which he has penned down seven volumes worth of military literature.
The campaign sparked off after the release of his first book 'Role Model ' in 2010 and the subsequent articles and debates initiated by him. In the words of Col. Dalvi, “The Victory India Campaign is about improving the quality of our military leadership at all levels by studying, analyzing and researching about all our processes of nurturing, selection, training, and grooming our military officers from the lowest rank to the highest. In any conflict, proxy war, or even peacetime scenario the quality of our leadership, especially in the Army is of critical importance for success or victory. The better the quality of leadership at the decisive points, the better are the chances of victory."
Fauji India Magazine has provided wholehearted support and a stable platform to the Victory India Campaign for five years (2016-20) by publishing numerous articles and debates pertaining to our noble campaign to improve the quality of our military leadership at all levels. The Campaign has been covered extensively in major publications including The Indian Express, Sakal Times Pune, Gomantak Times, Force Magazine, and The Watchdog News.
With the passage of time, what was once only a limited campaign became a Mission and encompassed subjects well beyond the campaign and ultimately became Mission Victory India (2020) covering all possible subjects concerning military leadership, military doctrines, national defence & security, and Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA).
The Victory India Campaign took off, sustained itself, and became Mission Victory India due to the deep conviction, combined support, and cohesive efforts of numerous dedicated and devoted veterans. Collectively they built Mission Victory India.
MVI has come a long way. What was once only one man’s dream is now the mission of thousands. We’ve grown from a one-man operation to an eclectic team of individuals from various professional backgrounds with one common goal.
We hope that through this website we can spread the mission wider and faster, hopefully reaching more decision-makers. Victory India!