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General Anil Chauhan, CDS, Releases “Crafting A New Indian Art Of War: For Future Challenges”

General Anil Chauhan, CDS, Releases “Crafting A New Indian Art Of War: For Future Challenges”

The book, authored by the retired Lt Col Gautam Das, represents a significant contribution to the discourse on military strategy in India.

In a landmark event for military literature, General Anil Chauhan, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), unveiled the book titled “Crafting A New Indian Art Of War: For Future Challenges” authored by Lt Col Gautam Das (Retd) and published by Pentagon Press LLP.

The release took place on May 28, 2024, at a ceremonious event attended by senior military officials, defense strategists, scholars, and media personnel.

The book, authored by the retired Lt Col Gautam Das, represents a significant contribution to the discourse on military strategy in India. It aims to revolutionize the way military doctrine is perceived and implemented by advocating for a modern, adaptive approach that transcends traditional doctrines and cultural constraints.

The work integrates historical insights with innovative strategic thinking, making it a vital resource for military professionals and scholars alike.

General Anil Chauhan, during the book release, lauded Lt Col Das for his forward-thinking and comprehensive analysis of military strategy. “This book is a testament to the evolving nature of warfare and the necessity for adaptive and modern strategies.

Lt Col Das has provided a roadmap that not only respects our rich military heritage but also incorporates contemporary challenges and technological advancements,” he remarked.

“Crafting A New Indian Art Of War” delves into various facets of military strategy, emphasizing the need for a transformative approach in the Indian context. Key themes include:

The book begins with a thorough examination of India’s military history, drawing lessons from past conflicts and strategies. It highlights how historical insights can be adapted to address current and future security challenges.

Lt Col Das argues for the integration of innovative technologies and modern warfare tactics. The book explores the implications of cyber warfare, artificial intelligence, and unmanned systems on traditional military strategies.

Challenging the status quo, the author critiques existing military doctrines and cultural constraints that may hinder strategic flexibility. He advocates for a dynamic approach that allows for rapid adaptation to changing scenarios.

The book outlines a holistic defense strategy that encompasses not only military might but also economic, diplomatic, and informational power. It underscores the importance of a multi-dimensional approach to national security.

Lt Col Gautam Das brings a fresh perspective to the age-old “Art of War,” envisioning a strategy that is uniquely Indian yet universally applicable. His analysis is rooted in a deep understanding of both historical and contemporary military challenges, offering pragmatic solutions for the future.

In his address, the author expressed his gratitude for the support and recognition of his work. “This book is a culmination of years of research and reflection. It aims to inspire a new generation of military thinkers and strategists who can navigate the complexities of modern warfare with wisdom and innovation,” he stated.

The release of “Crafting A New Indian Art Of War” has been met with acclaim from military experts and scholars. The book is expected to serve as a crucial guide for policymakers, military leaders, and academics, providing them with the tools and insights needed to craft effective strategies in an increasingly complex global security environment.

Pentagon Press LLP, the publisher, has emphasized the book’s role in shaping contemporary military thought. “This publication marks a significant milestone in our commitment to advancing knowledge and understanding in the field of defense and security. We are honored to bring Lt Col Das’s visionary work to a wider audience,” said a representative from Pentagon Press.

The unveiling of “Crafting A New Indian Art Of War: For Future Challenges” by General Anil Chauhan, CDS, marks a pivotal moment in the evolution of military strategy in India. The book’s innovative approach and comprehensive analysis are poised to influence the way future military operations and strategies are conceptualized and executed.

As the nation faces new and emerging threats, Lt Col Gautam Das’s work stands as a beacon of strategic foresight and adaptability, essential for ensuring national security in the 21st century.

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