All stories by Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (Retd)
Time to hit and hurt the Pakistan army!Rediff.com18 Sep 2016
'For every act of terrorism on Indian territory for which there is credible evidence pointing to the Pakistan army and the ISI's involvement, carefully calibrated military strikes must be launched against the Pakistan army,' says Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (retd).
AFSPA: The Army needs it!Rediff.com6 Sep 2016
Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (retd) lists why India must not do away with AFSPA, but ensure enough transparency to avoid confrontation with human rights.
The dangerous threat of nuclear terrorismRediff.com5 Apr 2016
During last week's Nuclear Security Summit, President Obama asked the media to leave and then screened videos depicting plausible scenarios pertaining to nuclear terrorism.
Can the IAF fight the next war effectively?Rediff.com31 Mar 2016
In the light of India's increasingly 'darkening' threat environment and the convergence of strategic interests between China and Pakistan, the IAF's declining combat capabilities are a cause for concern, says Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (retd).
Why India suffers from the Panipat SyndromeRediff.com12 Feb 2016
'We rarely choose to fight when the threat is still a nascent threat. When we do fight, we fight when the invaders reach Panipat and are preparing to knock on the gates of Delhi.'
Preventing another Pathankot: A soldier's solutionRediff.com2 Jan 2016
'Attempts at long-term rapprochement have been rather feeble from both sides. The primary cause of the lack of progress is that these efforts do not appear to have the support of the Pakistan army,' says Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (retd).
Pakistan continues to bleed IndiaRediff.com23 Mar 2015
Throughout a quarter century of proxy war, India has shown tremendous restraint in the face of grave provocation. It is inconceivable that any other nation would have refrained from launching trans-LoC operations to eliminate terrorist training camps and interdict known routes of infiltration, says Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (retd).
Beyond the Modi-Obama hugs, a solid India-US partnershipRediff.com27 Jan 2015
'This is the first time the US has formally recognised the threat India faces from terrorist organisations based in Pakistan.'
Xi must rein in the PLA from running its own foreign policyRediff.com18 Sep 2014
'Clearly, there is a wide gap between the stated intentions of China's top leadership to improve relations with India and the PLA's aggressive border management,' says Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (retd).
Pakistan must know there is a limit to India's patienceRediff.com25 Jul 2014
'Kargil was Pakistan's strategic blunder. India must remain on guard against such sinister operations being launched in future by Pakistan's vengeful and devious military leadership that continues to have a hate-India mindset and the mentality of primitive warlords,' says Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (retd).
Why Finance Minister Jaitley disappointed Defence Minister JaitleyRediff.com15 Jul 2014
The finance minister hiked the total defence expenditure from Rs 203,672 crore in FY 2013-2014 to Rs 229,000 crore for FY 2014-2015. Though the increase appears substantial, it is insufficient to undertake the military modernisation necessary to meet the emerging threats, feels Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (retd).