All stories by Premvir Das
What China's real game in Ladakh isRediff.com1 Oct 2020
Chushul and Depsang are not vital in this game of Chinese checkers, the Indian Ocean Region is. Keeping our maritime prowess restricted has to be a key Chinese strategic interest and it would appear that the LAC affair has helped China achieve its aim, points out Vice Admiral Premvir Das (retd).
We are close to war with PakistanRediff.com16 Jan 2018
''At this stage we are closer to military confrontation than at any time since 1971.' 'Given the known positions of the two governments, it will not be surprising if this happens sooner rather than later,' says Vice Admiral Premvir Das (retd).
Is India ready for war? No, not reallyRediff.com16 Aug 2017
'Even though an India-China military conflict scenario seems unlikely, its possibility gets enhanced if our capabilities are seen to be inadequate by the adversary,' warns Vice Admiral Premvir Das (retd).
Why are politicians uncomfortable with military men?Rediff.com17 Apr 2017
'Why can't a person who has supervised military intelligence head RA&W?' 'Why can't one who has overseen national security planning become our NSA or chair the National Security Advisory Board?' asks Vice Admiral Premvir Das (retd).
Why India must focus on China, not PakistanRediff.com5 Apr 2017
'Whether it is the One Belt One Road project or building relationships in the Indian Ocean Region -- supposedly our area of concern -- the Chinese are seriously outpacing us,' points out Vice-Admiral Premvir Das (retd).
How do you solve a problem like Pakistan?Rediff.com27 Oct 2016
'Instead of isolation, India should respond militarily to every act of terrorism assessed to have come from across the border, unilaterally declare Pakistan a State that supports terrorism and cease all economic dealings with it.'
India must not ignore China in order to improve Indo-US tiesRediff.com11 Feb 2016
In bilateral interfaces relations with China have also to be given due weight, opines Premvir Das
Why engaging China at sea is both unavoidable and necessaryRediff.com16 Jun 2015
If the aim is to become a player with some strategic space of its own, not just in the Indian Ocean region but also in the adjoining region, then greater interaction with China is desirable, even necessary.
The armed forces' strategy is still anchored to 1964Rediff.com18 May 2015
Every demand of the armed forces remains essentially anchored to 1964 and its fulfilment or otherwise largely a function of money availability
Trust the captain on the spotRediff.com19 Jan 2015
The recent episode in which a supposedly Pakistani boat destroyed itself at sea, apparently by setting itself on fire, has aroused a great deal of comment in the media. There have been some positive words for the Coast Guard which responded to the developing situation, such as it was, but also doubts about what had actually transpired.
The power that INS Arihant gives IndiaRediff.com22 Dec 2014
India's first indigenous nuclear-powered submarine is a considerable achievement -- and should have an impact on security strategy