Team Victory India

Notable Members

Admiral Arun Prakash, PVSM, AVSM, VrC, VSM, ex CNS

Adm. Arun Prakash PVSM, AVSM, VrC, VSM is a former Chief of the Indian Navy, Chairman Chief of Staff Committee (COSC) and Commandant National Defence Academy (NDA). As a young Lieutenant, during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war, he served with an Air Force squadron, flying fighter-bombers, and was awarded the Vir

Read
Admiral Arun Prakash, PVSM, AVSM, VrC, VSM, ex CNS

Lieutenant General Satish Nambiar, PVSM, AVSM, VrC & Padma Bhushan

Lt Gen. Satish Nambiar, PVSM, AVSM, VrC is a recipient of the Padma Bhusan and is a highly distinguished General of the Indian Army who served as the first Force Commander and Head of Mission of UNPROFOR, during 1992-93. He is a renowned academic, associated with the world's top defence

Read
Lieutenant General Satish Nambiar, PVSM, AVSM, VrC & Padma Bhushan

Air Marshal Narayan Menon, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, ex AOP, Air HQ

Air Mshl. Narayan Menon, UYSM, AVSM, is a qualified flying instructor and a fighter combat leader who commanded a fighter squadron, two operational bases and a Flying Training Establishment among holding  other coveted appointments. He was commissioned into the IAF as a Fighter Pilot on 25 Dec 64 and has

Read
Air Marshal Narayan Menon, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, ex AOP, Air HQ

Air Marshal Bhushan Nilkanth Gokhale, PVSM, AVSM, VM

Air Mshl. Bhushan Nilkanth Gokhale, PVSM AVSM VM has held a variety of operational command and staff appointments during his illustrious career. His operational assignments include command of a frontline fighter squadron in which he took active part in the Siachen Operations and was awarded Vayu Sena Medal. Later he

Read
Air Marshal Bhushan Nilkanth Gokhale, PVSM, AVSM, VM

Lieutenant General RS Sujlana, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ex Comdt IMA

Lt Gen. RS Sujlana, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, is an ex Commandant, IMA and Chairman, Punjab Public Service Commission. He has commanded 3rd Battalion the Sikh Regt, a mountain brigade in Assam (OP RHINO) and an Infantry Division in the deserts. He has also been an Instructor at IMA, Dehradun and

Read
Lieutenant General RS Sujlana, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ex Comdt IMA

Lieutenant General Gautam Banerjee, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ex Comdt OTA

Lt Gen. Gautam Banerjee PVSM, AVSM, YSM was the DMO, IHQ of MOD, GOC Madhya Bharat Area, COS HQ Central Comd and Comdt, OTA Chennai. He is presently the editor of the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF). The General is a product of IMA Dehradun, and later the DSSC, HC and

Read
Lieutenant General Gautam Banerjee, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ex Comdt OTA

Lieutenant General Harbhajan Singh, PVSM, ex-SO-in-C (1st Course JSW/NDA)

Lt Gen. Harbhajan Singh, PVSM is former SO-in-C from and a product of the 1st Course NDA (JSW). He commanded a Corps Signal Regiment, was Chief Signal Officer of an operationally committed corps and Chief Signal Officer Southern Command. The General commanded the Military College of Telecommunication at Mhow before

Read
Lieutenant General Harbhajan Singh, PVSM, ex-SO-in-C (1st Course JSW/NDA)

Lieutenant General Ashok Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, ex DGMT

Lt Gen. Ashok Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, was a former Director General of Military Training (DGMT) and had served as a Defence and Military Attache in the Embassy of India, Washington D.C. in the mid-eighties. A veteran of the 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak conflicts saw active service in the mountainous

Read
Lieutenant General Ashok Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, ex DGMT

Major General GD Bakshi, SM, VSM

Maj Gen. GD Bakshi SM, VSM is an author and Defence and National Security analyst who is a regular panelist on several prime time debates. He has served two tenures at the Directorate General of Military Operations and was the first BGS (IW) at HQ Northern Command (India), where he

Read
Major General GD Bakshi, SM, VSM

Major General Raj Mehta, AVSM, VSM

Maj Gen. Raj Mehta, AVSM, VSM is a highly distinguished flag officer and a renowned defence and strategic affairs columnist with the ‘Force’ and ‘Geopolitics’ magazine. He retired in June 2006 as the rising Chief of Staff of a Corps and has commanded an RR Sector in the Valley, an

Read
Major General Raj Mehta, AVSM, VSM

Major General CD Sawant, AVSM, SM

Maj Gen. CD Sawant was commissioned in one of the most decorated and oldest Infantry Regiments of the Indian Army, The Maratha Light Infantry. He has been decorated with 5 awards including Sena Medal for gallantry and Ati Vishisht Seva Medal for exemplary leadership and administrative acumen by The President

Read
Major General CD Sawant, AVSM, SM

Er. Kishore C Arora, IDST (DRDO)

Er. Kishore C Arora, (Former) President of Institute of Defence Scientists & Technologists (IDST), an extended arm of DRDO. He was employed at R&DE (Engineers) during 1969-90, a major Laboratory of DRDO, highly exposed to Fluid Power systems and applications, engaged on Integrated Guided Missile Development Program, sought

Read
Er. Kishore C Arora, IDST (DRDO)

Major General Anil Sengar, ex ADGMF

Maj Gen. Anil Sengar, is a prolific author and a former AGDMF. Commissioned into the 5 GUARDS he has served in some of the most varied environments as an Infantry and Mechanised officer. He has Commanded a battalion and brigade in Counter Insurgency Operations, a division in a strike corps,

Read
Major General Anil Sengar, ex ADGMF

Rear Admiral Vineet Bakhshi, VSM, ex CO INS Shivaji

RAdm. Vineet Bakhshi VSM, is a former Commanding officer of INS Shivaji. He has served in the Indian Navy for 36 years in various capacities. His service on board was on the Indian Naval ships Delhi, Kirpan, Vikrant and Trishul. Ashore has worked in Naval Dockyards, Training Institute, Command Staff,

Read
Rear Admiral Vineet Bakhshi, VSM, ex CO INS Shivaji

Brigadier IS Gakhal, ex Sector Cdr RR, Comdt, Sikh Regt Centre

Brig. IS Gakhal was commissioned into 1 Sikh, commanded a Battalion in Op Rakshak, raised and operationalized a Rashtriya Rifles Sector in J&K during which he was wounded. He commissioned the Sikh Regimental Centre giving, recruiting and training a modern orientation. He is an alumnus of the Bishops

Read
Brigadier IS Gakhal, ex Sector Cdr RR, Comdt, Sikh Regt Centre

Brigadier MG Kadam,VSM ex DJAG (HQ SC & HQ EC)

Brig. MG Kadam, VSM, is a renowned legal expert with years of valuable experience in military law under his belt. He was commissioned into the Kumaon regt in 1966. Brig Kadam was selected for serving in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) branch after serving 14 years in the Infantry as

Read
Brigadier MG Kadam,VSM ex DJAG (HQ SC & HQ EC)

Dr. Meheranjali Bade, ex HOD Foreign Languages Dept & Counselor, NDA

Dr. Meheranjali V Bade was awarded the degree of Masters of Arts in Comparative Literature with distinction from the Patrice Lumumba Peoples Friendship University, Moscow. She has a doctorate in linguistics from the same University. She was Head of Department, Foreign languages, at the National Defence Academy, and retired on

Read
Dr. Meheranjali Bade, ex HOD Foreign Languages Dept & Counselor, NDA

Brigadier LC Patnaik, ex President SSB, Chairman Odhisa PSC

Brig. LC Patnaik was an Infantry Officer having vast experience in all theatres of war and types of operations. He has handled crucial military diplomatic challenges in the Middle East, peace keeping operations and training of foreign armies. He has a substantial experience in selection process in the Indian Army

Read
Brigadier LC Patnaik, ex President SSB, Chairman Odhisa PSC

Prof BR Shejwal, ex Prof & HOD Psychology SP Pune University

Professor and Head (Retd), Department of Psychology, S.P. Pune University, Pune. Presently appointed as Professor Emeritus in the Dept.of Psychology, S.P. Pune University. Served the university for more than last 30 years. Published 30 research papers in the National and international journals and presented more than 50

Read
Prof BR Shejwal, ex Prof & HOD Psychology SP Pune University

Commander Ravindra Waman Pathak

Cdr. Ravindra Waman Pathak has been instrumental in retrieving Defense Land from Mrs Pratibha Patil, was a active member of IESM in veterans fight for OROP, is an authority on Pension related issues, is actively involved with ECHS work being on the advisory body of Khadki ECHS and has been

Read
Commander Ravindra Waman Pathak

Commander Mukund Yeolekar, ex Principal Naval College of Engineering

Cdr. Yeolekar is presently a Council Member of the Indian Maritime Foundation (IMF) and the Editor of the Seagull Journal. He has served on Patrol vessels, Survey ship, Command HQ, CI at Electrical Trg Estb. Dte of Quality Assurance, Naval Dockyard, deputed at BEL, Naval War College and Principal Naval

Read
Commander Mukund Yeolekar, ex Principal Naval College of Engineering

Group Captain Johnson Chacko, ex-Instructor, DSSC, CDM, AFA, NDA

An ex-NDA, Gp Capt. Johnson Chacko was commissioned into the IAF in the Offensive Operations (Fighter/Bomber) stream in 1975 as a pilot. He landed a bomber on its belly with very limited experience, for which he was cited for a Kirti Chakra. He has taught and supervised flying of

Read
Group Captain Johnson Chacko, ex-Instructor, DSSC, CDM, AFA, NDA

Air Commodore Suryakant N Bal, ex Flg Instr AFTT, NDA, CDM

Commissioned as a transport pilot on 04 June 1967, he has logged over 6200 hours on various aircraft, and held a Senior Commercial Pilots License. Commanded the Paratroopers Training School and served as Air-II at the Central and Western Air Commands respectively. Retired on 30 September 2002 as the Air

Read
Air Commodore Suryakant N Bal, ex Flg Instr AFTT, NDA, CDM

Colonel PK ‘Royal’ Mehrishi, Clinical Psychologist & Author

Col. PK ‘Royal’ Mehrishi (Retd), an alumnus of the NDA, has been an active Infantry combat leader for 28 Years. A qualified clinical psychologist, he is a prolific writer, author of several books, a TV panelist and a motivational speaker. In addition, he is a Harvard Business School product, certified

Read
Colonel PK ‘Royal’ Mehrishi, Clinical Psychologist & Author

Colonel Pradeep Dalvi, Ex-Instr AWC, DIPR/SSB Qualified GTO & IO

Col. Pradeep Dalvi, was commissioned into the Mechanised Infantry and has served in the Army for 29 years during which he has held several prestigious appointments. He is an alumnus of Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington and has served with the United Nations. He has been an instructor at

Read
Colonel Pradeep Dalvi, Ex-Instr AWC, DIPR/SSB Qualified GTO & IO

Lieutenant Colonel MK Guptaray, Author

Lt Col. MK Guptaray is an author of two books; Sri Lanka Misadventure, coauthored with Col Gautam Das and Birth of a Nation on Bangladesh war of 1971. He is a seasoned veteran of the 1971 war; where he had the privilege to participate in the Naogan Sector under 104

Read
Lieutenant Colonel MK Guptaray, Author

Colonel CM Chavan

Col. CM Chavan was commissioned into the Corps of Army Air Defence (AAD) in 1974. He is a postgraduate in MBA and has served in Fd Arty Bde and Mtn Div. He has had four field tenures despite being from AAD, including one stint in the Assam Rifles. He took

Read
Colonel CM Chavan

Nixon Fernando, ex Lecturer & Counselor NDA

Nixon Fernando is a post graduate in physics, government and business administration. He served as lecturer and counsellor at the NDA for 10 years from 1996 to 2007. A versatile sportsman and ballroom dance instructor, his services were appreciated and commended by the Commandant and Principal of NDA. Currently, he

Read
Nixon Fernando, ex Lecturer & Counselor NDA

Shashwat Gupta Ray, Resident Editor Gomantak Times, Goa

Shashwat Gupta Ray is a multiple award winning Defence Journalist, and is the resident editor of the Goa-based English daily Gomantak Times. He has over twenty years of experience under his belt and it was under his leadership that Gomantak Times won five excellence in journalism awards from the Goa

Read
Shashwat Gupta Ray, Resident Editor Gomantak Times, Goa

Contributors

Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd)

Adm Arun Prakash is the former Chief of Naval Staff & pioneering member of 'Mission Victory India.' He is renowned strategic thinker & author who writes for leading strategic journals & publications.

Hi I'm Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd)

Air Commodore RM Sridharan (Retd)

Air Cmde Sridharan is a '71 War Veteran & renowned IAF Helicopter pilot with over 8,000 flying hours. He has served in HQ Comm Sqn where he flew top dignitaries among other important appointments.

Hi I'm Air Commodore RM Sridharan (Retd)

Air Commodore Suryakant Bal (Retd)

Air Cmde Bal is a renowned IAF veteran who held several prestigious appointments. He has worked with several strategic think tanks. He is a notable writer security issues & a published author.

Hi I'm Air Commodore Suryakant Bal (Retd)

Air Marshal Harish Masand (Retd)

Air Mshl Masand is highly decorated IAF veteran, & recipient of the Vir Chakra. He has held several coveted appointments & worked on countless challenging assignments throughout his vast career.

Hi I'm Air Marshal Harish Masand (Retd)

Air Marshal PP Rajkumar (Retd)

Air Mshl PP Rajkumar is a highly distinguished IAF veteran, commissioned into a helicopter unit. His time in service saw him take on several coveted appointment in senior roles

Hi I'm Air Marshal PP Rajkumar (Retd)

Air Marshal Sumit Mukherji (Retd)

ex-NDA & DSSC, he has served the IAF as a fighter pilot & has commanded three units, a MiG-29 Sqn, a MiG-25 SR Sqn & TACDE & also served as Air Attaché. He retired in 2011 as the AOC-in-C of SAC.

Hi I'm Air Marshal Sumit Mukherji (Retd)

Amit Kumar Mukherjee

Amit Kumar Mukherjee studies military history, technology, and tactics as a hobby. He works for L&T

Hi I'm Amit Kumar Mukherjee

Ankur Chaturvedi

Ankur Chaturvedi is an avid writer and a keen scholar of Indian Military and contemporary issues

Hi I'm Ankur Chaturvedi

Aritra Banerjee

Aritra Banerjee is the Co-Founder of Mission Victory India (MVI), Defense & International Affairs Journalist at The EurAsian Times & Contributing Editor at Frontier India: [email protected]

Hi I'm Aritra Banerjee

Brigadier Dinesh Mathur (Retd)

Brig. Mathur is an ex-NDA, commisioned into the Regt of Arty in 1963. He has held several coveted appointments & served as DS at DSSC & AWC, Instr at School of Arty. He is a prolific writer & author.

Hi I'm Brigadier Dinesh Mathur (Retd)

Brigadier IS Gakhal (Retd)

Brig IS Gakhal was commissioned into 1 Sikh. He served as Comdt Sikh Regt Centre, commanded a Battalion in Op Rakshak, raised & operationalised a RR sector in J&K where he was wounded.

Hi I'm Brigadier IS Gakhal (Retd)

Brigadier LC Patnaik (Retd)

Brig LC Patnaik is the OPSC Chairman. He is an Infantry veteran with experience in all theaters of war & types of ops & has handled crucial military diplomatic challenges & has experience as Prez SSB

Hi I'm Brigadier LC Patnaik (Retd)

Brigadier Pradeep Sharma (Retd)

In 35 years of military service, Brig Sharma was tasked to raise the NSG, was Sqn Cdr 51 (SAG), served as an instr at IMA, Cdr of a Bde in HAA, DS in AWC, among other high profile appointments

Hi I'm Brigadier Pradeep Sharma (Retd)

Brigadier Rajbir Singh (Retd)

A post graduate in Psychology, the author was commissioned in the AEC from IMA. He worked in all the three Service Selection Centers as a Technical Officer & as a Psychologist. He also served in ACC

Hi I'm Brigadier Rajbir Singh (Retd)

Brigadier Rajiv Williams (Retd)

Brig Rajiv Williams, YSM took premature retirement from the Army in 2005 & has since been engaged in CSR. He is a Post graduate from Madras University in IR & works with several reputed think tanks

Hi I'm Brigadier Rajiv Williams (Retd)

Brigadier Sarvesh D Dangwal

Brig. Sarvesh Dangwal, VSM (Retd) is a 1971 Indo-Pak War veteran & a former AIPT Comdt & DDGPT. He is an ardent advocate of APTC reform & is a prolific writer

Hi I'm Brigadier Sarvesh D Dangwal

Brigadier SK Chatterji (Retd)

Brig Chatterji is the Editor of BharatShakti.in. As an arty officer, he had commanded a brigade in the deserts before commanding one in an intense counter insurgency environment

Hi I'm Brigadier SK Chatterji (Retd)

Brigadier Vivek Verma (Retd)

Brig Vivek Verma is a Gunner Officer with experience in sub conventional conflict, border management and disaster management. He is a Post Graduate in Weapon Systems and M Phil in Defence Studies.

Hi I'm Brigadier Vivek Verma (Retd)

Captain Shikha Saxena (Retd)

Capt Shikha Saxena (Retd) is amongst the first 100 plus women officers inducted in the Army. She was commissioned in 1995 in the Corps of Engineers. She is a recipient of COAS commendation.

Hi I'm Captain Shikha Saxena (Retd)

Captain Shweta Misra (Retd)

Capt. Shweta Mishra is a distiguished army veteran, author & podcast founder. She is asscoiated with leading policy think tanks like NITI Ayog, & is a prominent media panelist.

Hi I'm Captain Shweta Misra (Retd)

Colonel (Dr.) DPK Pillai

Col. (Dr) D.P.K. Pillay, SC is Research Fellow at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.

Hi I'm Colonel (Dr.) DPK Pillai

Colonel (Dr.) IVS Gahlot (Retd)

Col. IVS Gahlot (Retd), is the former Director of the ECHS & former CO, MH Khadakwasla. He is presently the MD of a 150 bedded Super-Specialty Park Hospital, Faridabad, Haryana.

Hi I'm Colonel (Dr.) IVS Gahlot (Retd)

Colonel Anil Bhat (Retd)

Col Bhat, is a former MoD & Indian Army spokesperson, a published writer & strategic analyst who has been associated with leading think tanks. He can be contacted through email: [email protected]

Hi I'm Colonel Anil Bhat (Retd)

Colonel Harsh Vardhan Singh

Col Singh is an ex NDA who has held several coveted appointments; has served extensively in the CI Grid, LAC, IMA, DSSC & served as part of the UNPKF. He is a prolific writer on leadership challenges

Hi I'm Colonel Harsh Vardhan Singh

Colonel Jaipal Singh (Retd)

Col JP Singh was commissioned into 4 Bihar from IMA through the ACC entry scheme & has served in the '71 war, has since held several coveted appointments. He writes extensively on military history

Hi I'm Colonel Jaipal Singh (Retd)

Colonel Nilesh Kunwar (Retd)

Col Nilesh Kunwar is an infantry veteran and a distinguished defence & national security analyst writing regularly for various newspapers, journals and leading think tanks.

Hi I'm Colonel Nilesh Kunwar (Retd)

Colonel NN Bhatia (Retd)

Col NN Bhatia is an Infantry veteran who commanded 2 Kumaon. After retiring from the Indian Army, he served in the Intelligence Bureau, specialising in industrial security.

Hi I'm Colonel NN Bhatia (Retd)

Colonel PK 'Royal' Mehrishi (Retd)

Col Mehrishi, is an ex NDA, & has been an active Infantry combat leader for 28 Years. He is a qualified clinical psychologist, a prolific writer & an author of several books

Hi I'm Colonel PK 'Royal' Mehrishi (Retd)

Colonel Pradeep Dalvi (Retd)

Col Pradeep Dalvi (Mech Inf) has had an illustrious military career holding numerous coveted appointments such as Instr AWC, IO & GTO SSB & pioneering member of 'Mission Victory India'

Hi I'm Colonel Pradeep Dalvi (Retd)

Colonel Rajinder Kushwaha (Retd)

Col. Rajinder Kushwaha is an ex-NDA, battle-hardened infantry veteran, renowned author, notable national security analyst and a regular contributor in several leading defence & security journals

Hi I'm Colonel Rajinder Kushwaha (Retd)

Colonel Ramesh Davesar (Retd)

The author is a highly experienced Infantry Veteran from the Indian Army's Mahar Regt. He has served extensively in insurgency environs including IPKF Ops against the LTTE in Sri Lanka

Hi I'm Colonel Ramesh Davesar (Retd)

Colonel RK Sinha (Retd)

Colonel R K Sinha is the former Deputy President of the 19-Services Selection Board (SSB).

Hi I'm Colonel RK Sinha (Retd)

Colonel Shivaji Ranjan Ghosh (Retd)

Col. Ghosh is an ex-NDA, Infantry veteran & ex-NSG presently working in the field of aviation emergency response in India & the Middle East as Associate Director, IndiGo Airlines

Hi I'm Colonel Shivaji Ranjan Ghosh (Retd)

Colonel Vijay Yeshvant Gidh (Retd)

Col Vijay Yeshvant Gidh, VSM (Retd) is an ex-Commanding Officer of 14 Punjab (Nabha Akal). His son is presently commanding the Battalion.

Hi I'm Colonel Vijay Yeshvant Gidh (Retd)

Colonel Vinay Dalvi (Retd)

Col Dalvi, ex Maratha LI, ex APTC is the Founder & Director of 'Mission Victory India.' He is a combat veteran of the '71 war, an author, & is the foremost authority on military selection & trg issues

Hi I'm Colonel Vinay Dalvi (Retd)

Commander K Ashok Menon (Retd)

Cdr Menon is a naval veteran whose key assignments in the service included; Joint Director of Personnel (Information Systems) & Logistic Officer INS Delhi among other coveted appointments.

Hi I'm Commander K Ashok Menon (Retd)

Commodore Aspi Cawasji (Retd)

Cmde. Cawasji was a CO of three submarines, a guided missile frigate and submarine base in addition to other important cd & staff assignments. Has been awarded the NM & VSM & is a published author.

Hi I'm Commodore Aspi Cawasji (Retd)

Commodore BR Prakash (Retd)

Cmde. BR Prakash, VSM (Retd) is a specialist in Missile and Gunnery warfare. He holds an MSc degree in Applied Psychology and MSc in Defence Studies and is a prolific writer.

Hi I'm Commodore BR Prakash (Retd)

Commodore Srikant B Kesnur

Cmde Srikant B Kesnur is the Director, Maritime Warfare Centre (MWC) Mumbai & is a distinguished academic with a keen interest in Maritime & Naval History, Defence and Diplomacy.

Hi I'm Commodore Srikant B Kesnur

Dr. Adam Lowther

Dr Adam B Lowther serves as the director of the School of Advanced Nuclear Deterrence Studies (Sands) on Kirtland Air Force Base.

Hi I'm Dr. Adam Lowther

Dr. Brooke Mitchell

Dr. Brooke Mitchell currently serves as the Congressional Nuclear Security Fellow in the Office of Representative Jeff Fortenberry.

Hi I'm Dr. Brooke Mitchell

Dr. M.L. Kamlesh

Dr. M.L Kamlesh is a distingushed academic, who has served as the Principal, Sports Authority of India. He is a published author & a prolific writer specialising in sports psychology.

Hi I'm Dr. M.L. Kamlesh

Gaurav Sharma

Gaurav Sharma is a freelance investigative journalist with a penchant for civic and crime reporting. His reportage has led to exposing several instances of civic corruption in Mumbai.

Hi I'm Gaurav Sharma

Ghazala Wahab

Ghazala Wahab is the Executive Editor of the leading monthly Defence & National Security magazine 'FORCE'. She has co-authored the book 'Dragon on Our Doorstep: Managing China Through Military Power'

Hi I'm Ghazala Wahab

Group Captain AG Bewoor (Retd)

Instrumental in the induction of the IL-76 into the IAF. He flew the first IL-76 into Male during the abortive coup in Maldives in 1988, along with the other ops, earned him the Vayu Sena medal.

Hi I'm Group Captain AG Bewoor (Retd)

Group Captain CRR Sastry (Retd)

Gp Captain Sastry is a renowned IAF veteran, who embodies the term 'Scholar Warrior.' He is a regular contributor to the popular 'Fauji India' magazine & other notable defence journals

Hi I'm Group Captain CRR Sastry (Retd)

Group Captain Johnson Chacko (Retd)

Commissioned into the IAF in the Offensive Ops stream in 1975 as a fighter pilot. He landed a bomber on its belly with very limited experience, for which he was cited for a Kirti Chakra.

Hi I'm Group Captain Johnson Chacko (Retd)

Group Captain TP Srivastava (Retd)

A DSSC alumnus, Gp Capt Srivastava is a military luminary who has written extensively on international relations, strategic affairs & Defence Procurement Procedures for leading strategic journals

Hi I'm Group Captain TP Srivastava (Retd)

Lieutenant Colonel BS Barge (Retd)

Lt Col Barge was commissioned into 20 Maratha LI (Mech), & later with 15 Maratha LI (Burj) He is veteran of both the '65 and '71 wars & has reviewed all all 7 volumes of the 'Victory India' books

Hi I'm Lieutenant Colonel BS Barge (Retd)

Lieutenant Colonel Yeshwant Umralkar (Retd)

Lt Col Umralkar is an Indian Army veteran, who saw extensive action in J&K sector in the '71 war (Op Cactus Lilly). He is a polyglot with an excellent knowledge of several foreign & Indian languages

Hi I'm Lieutenant Colonel Yeshwant Umralkar (Retd)

Lieutenant General (Dr) Rakesh Sharma (Retd)

Lt Gen (Dr.) Sharma is currently a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Land and Warfare Studies (CLAWS). He is a highly decorated and distinguished Indian Army General and a renowned academic

Hi I'm Lieutenant General (Dr) Rakesh Sharma (Retd)

Lieutenant General Bhopinder Singh (Retd)

Lt Gen Bhopinder Singh is an ex DGMT, ex Col of the Regt 'APTC', 'Rajput Regt', 'President's Bodyguards'. He was Lt Gov. of Andaman Nicobar Islands & Puducherry. He is a prolific writer & columnist

Hi I'm Lieutenant General Bhopinder Singh (Retd)

Lieutenant General Gautam Banerjee (Retd)

Lt Gen Banerjee, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, was the former Chief of Staff, Central Command, & ex Comdt OTA. He is now Senior Fellow & Editor at the Vivekananda International Foundation

Hi I'm Lieutenant General Gautam Banerjee (Retd)

Lieutenant General HS Panag (Retd)

Lt Gen Panag, PVSM, AVSM is the former GOC-in-C of both the Northern & Central Commands of the Indian Army. He is presently a highly regarded defence analyst & commentator on strategic affairs

Hi I'm Lieutenant General HS Panag (Retd)

Lieutenant General PC Katoch (Retd)

Lt Gen Katoch is renowned special forces officer with an unparalleled service record. He has been a prolific writer with his articles published in leading Defence magazines like FORCE & Fauji India.

Hi I'm Lieutenant General PC Katoch (Retd)

Lieutenant General PG Kamath (Retd)

Lt Gen Kamath is a highly distinguished general who has held some of the most coveted appointments in the Indian Army. He is a notable commentator on Defence & National Security issues

Hi I'm Lieutenant General PG Kamath (Retd)

Lieutenant General PR Shankar (Retd)

Lt Gen PR Shankar was the Indian Army's DG Arty. He is a prolific writer & strategic analyst, with a highly analytical bent of mind. He is now a Professor in the Aerospace Dept of IIT Madras

Hi I'm Lieutenant General PR Shankar (Retd)

Lieutenant General RS Sujlana (Retd)

Lt Gen. RS Sujlana (Retd) is 1971 Indo-Pak war veterans & is a former Commandant, Indian Military Academy and Chairman, Punjab Public Service Commission. He has held several coveted appointments

Hi I'm Lieutenant General RS Sujlana (Retd)

Lieutenant General Satish Nambiar (Retd)

A recipient of the Padma Bhushan Lt Gen Nambiar served as the first Force Commander & Head of Mission of UNPROFOR. He served as the Director of the USI & is a life member of the IDSA

Hi I'm Lieutenant General Satish Nambiar (Retd)

Lieutenant General Shankar Ghosh (Retd)

Lt Gen Ghosh is a military luminary who has held several challenging & high profile appointments throughout his highly decorated career. He is a prolific writer on National Security issues

Hi I'm Lieutenant General Shankar Ghosh (Retd)

Lieutenant General Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

Gen Hasnain, is a renowned national security commentator, analyst & media personality. During his service he was the Military Secretary of the Indian Army & GOC-in-C 15 Corps

Hi I'm Lieutenant General Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

Lieutenant General Vijay Oberoi (Retd)

Lt Gen Oberoi is a Former Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS) & is currently the President, of the War Wounded Foundation, Delhi. He is a highly prolific writer, commentator & national security analyst

Hi I'm Lieutenant General Vijay Oberoi (Retd)

Lieutenant General Vinod Bhatia (Retd)

Lt Gen. Bhatia is the Director of the MoD Think Tank, CENJOWS, ex DGMO, ex Col. of the Parachute Regt. He is a prolific writer & a renowned strategic thinker

Hi I'm Lieutenant General Vinod Bhatia (Retd)

Lt Col MA Siddiqui (Retd)

Lt Col MA Siddiqui (Retd) was commissioned on 15 Dec 1957 in the Corps of Signals. He took part in the 1962, 1965 and 1971 wars & was awarded Mention-in-Despatch in the 1971 war.

Hi I'm Lt Col MA Siddiqui (Retd)

Lt Gen (Dr) V K Ahluwalia (Retd)

Lt Gen (Dr) Ahluwalia is presently the Director of the Indian Army's Think Tank, CLAWS. He is a renowned author & has held some of the Army's highest appointments during his four decades in uniform.

Hi I'm Lt Gen (Dr) V K Ahluwalia (Retd)

Maj Gen AK Shukla (Retd)

Gen Shukla is a highly distinguished veteran who has held some of the Indian Army's most coveted appointments. He currently offers his unique insights to defence aspirants

Hi I'm Maj Gen AK Shukla (Retd)

Major General Anil Sengar (Retd)

Maj Gen Sengar is a pioneering member of Mission Victory India. He is a prolific author who has authored four path breaking books on military leadership & is working on his fifth book

Hi I'm Major General Anil Sengar (Retd)

Major General GD Bakshi (Retd)

Maj Gen GD Bakshi is a highly decorated Indian Army Veteran. He is renowned author, military historian & TV news media personality specialising in issues pertaining to Defence & National Security

Hi I'm Major General GD Bakshi (Retd)

Major General Raj Mehta (Retd)

Maj Gen Raj Mehta has been a pillar of support for the Mission Victory India. He is a prolific writer whose articles have been published in renowned publication & is a columnist with 'FORCE'

Hi I'm Major General Raj Mehta (Retd)

Major General Vijay Pande (Retd)

Maj Gen Pande, is a highly decorated veteran & is a PG & M Phil in defence and strategic studies and is currently pursuing a PhD in India Africa relations.

Hi I'm Major General Vijay Pande (Retd)

Major General VK Madhok (Retd)

Maj Gen VK Madhok is a product of the 1st Course JSW/NDA and was commissioned into the 3 GR. He was the BGS HQ Southern Command and the COS at HQ 4 Corps. He retired as the ADG (TA).

Hi I'm Major General VK Madhok (Retd)

Major KM Mathews (Retd)

Major KM Mathews, took PMR in 1993, lives in a farm, at Belgavi. He enjoys reading and writes regularly for spiritual magazine & is presently engaged in developing a colony of farmhouses for officers.

Hi I'm Major KM Mathews (Retd)

Michael Dalvi

Micheal Dalvi is the son of Brigadier John Parashram Dalvi, the author of landmark (1969) book 'Himalayan Blunder.'

Hi I'm Michael Dalvi

Mission Victory India

Mission Victory India (MVI) is an autonomous defence think tank established to foster progressive military leadership, selection, training, and recruitment reforms.

Hi I'm Mission Victory India

MVI News Desk

Our news team brings you the top 'Defence & National Security' developments of the day & delivers it straight to you. Verified facts #ForTheFauj

Hi I'm MVI News Desk

Neil John

The author is a military analyst & commentator on national security issues

Hi I'm Neil John

Nixon Fernando

Nixon Fernando was a former lecturer at the National Defence Academy (NDA), and is a pioneering member of 'Mission Victory India.'

Hi I'm Nixon Fernando

Osaid Butt

Osaid Butt is the Head of Marketing Operations at Mission Victory India. He is an avid writer, poet with a penchant for preforming arts.

Hi I'm Osaid Butt

Pankaj Bhagwati

Col Bhagwati is from the Gorkha Rifles and has had extensive experience in the CI Grid. He has commanded a Battalion in Kargil and has served as an instructor in IW at the AWC.

Hi I'm Pankaj Bhagwati

Parth Satam

Parth Satam is the Principal Correspondent of the quarterly 'Fauji India' Magazine. He has broken exclusive stories for leading publications like Firstpost, Asia Times, Asian Age & Mid Day.

Hi I'm Parth Satam

Pranshu Tiwari

Pranshu Tiwari is a corporate professional & activist advocating the case of 'Officer Cadets' seriously injured in training after being medically boarded out from the 124th Course of NDA himself.

Hi I'm Pranshu Tiwari

Priyanka Chandani

Priyanka Chandani is a journalist with the New Indian Express. She has a decade of mainstream media experience having worked in Hindustan Times, Deccan Chronicle, Asian Age and the Free Press Journal.

Hi I'm Priyanka Chandani

Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh is an Indian politician serving as the Defence Minister of India. He is the former President of Bharatiya Janata Party.

Hi I'm Rajnath Singh

Rear Admiral Vineet Bakhshi (Retd)

A highly accomplished naval officer, RAdm Vineet Bakhshi is an ex CO of INS Shvaji. He has held several other coveted appointments during his time in uniform.

Hi I'm Rear Admiral Vineet Bakhshi (Retd)

Sanjay Naik

Sanjay Naik is a software developer currently working in Mumbai. He is a prolific writer on military affairs and geo-politcics.

Hi I'm Sanjay Naik

Sannidhya Sandheer

Sannidhya Sandheer is the Co-Founder of Mission Victory India. He writes about latest developments in military technology as well as international relations.

Hi I'm Sannidhya Sandheer

Shashwat Gupta Ray

A highly accomplished journalist, Shashwat Gupta Ray is the resident editor of Gomantak Times, Goa and a core member of 'Mission Victory India.'

Hi I'm Shashwat Gupta Ray

Shilpa Ghogale

Shilpa Ghogale is the daughter of late Brig SJS Bhonsale, VSM. She is an accomplished fine artist, & a highly prolific writer.

Hi I'm Shilpa Ghogale

Soumyajit Thakur

Soumyajit Thakur is a teacher, journalist and social worker based in Nagpur. Continuing his freedom fighter grandfather Atul Chandra Kumar’s legacy he is also into social work.

Hi I'm Soumyajit Thakur

Sudipta Biswas

Sudipta Biswas is a sports journalist & author of Mission Gold: India’s Quest for Olympic Glory (2020). He is currently researching & reporting on the Olympic movement in India.

Hi I'm Sudipta Biswas

Tiya Chatterji

Author, Research Assistant - Indian Naval History Division & Creative Writer.

Hi I'm Tiya Chatterji

Vice Admiral Suresh Bangara (Retd)

Vice Adm Bangara Retd as Flag Officer C – in – Chief, Southern Naval Command. Before that he was the Deputy Chief of IDS Staff – Ops, Comdt, NDA, C – in – Chief, Southern Naval Command.

Hi I'm Vice Admiral Suresh Bangara (Retd)

War Room

WAR ROOM is the online journal of the United States Army War College, created through the support of the U.S. Army War College Foundation.

Hi I'm War Room

Operations

TOP

🎉 You've successfully subscribed to Mission Victory India!
OK