Vice President releases Indian Army Vision 2020

Indian Army Vision 2020, the new publication of Observer Research Foundation, was released in Delhi on Tuesday (April 29, 2008) by the Vice President of India, Mr. Mohammed Hamid Ansari.

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Indian Army Vision 2020, the new publication of Observer Research Foundation, was released in Delhi on Tuesday (April 29, 2008) by the Vice President of India, Mr. Mohammed Hamid Ansari.

The concise and comprehensive book on the Indian Army has been written by Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal (Retd.) and published by HarperCollins India.

The Vice President lauded the author for his efforts in coming up with this useful piece of work in the arena of strategic thinking and planning and said underlined the need for more such books.

Speaking at the book release function held at the residential complex of the Vice President, Mr. Ansari stressed upon the importance of good strategic thinking coupled with thoughtful planning in today’s unimaginatively fast changing world.

rigadier Kanwal said the Army must modernize its weapons and equipment and upgrade its combat potential by an order of magnitude in order to successfully face the new challenges.

He further said that in future, 80 to 90 percent chances are that wars would be fought in high altitude and mountainous terrains.

Earlier, General V.P. Malik, former chief of army staff and now president of the Institute of Security Studies, ORF, gave a brief description of the book.

Indian Army Vision 2020 gives an overview of the changing nature of warfare, the emerging geo-strategic environment, the existential threat from India’s nuclear armed military adversaries and the danger from terrorism which require a quantum jump in the army’s operational capabilities.

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