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Lt Gen Lamba PVSM, AVSM, retired as Vice Chief of Army Staff, Indian Army, with comprehensive experience in and understanding of the external and internal security environment, Perspective Planning, Force Transformation and Strategic Postulations. His operational experience includes participation in the 1971 conflict, multiple tenures in counter-insurgency operations, command of a strike corps and a front line division. With exposures to defence cooperation, military diplomacy, international relations and conflict prevention, he is currently engaged with Indian and international forums for strategic and security initiatives, defence analysis, and track II dialogues. The officer's academic record includes a PhD, MPhil, MA in International Affairs from King’s College, London, MSc in Defence Studies, and an MBA in International Marketing.

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Lt Gen Arvinder Singh Lamba
President, IPCS, and Ex-Officio Member, IPCS Governing Council

  External Publications

Why Pakistan Could Well Become Another Syria, Hindustan Times, 9 January 2018

Latitude: Discussion on North Korea, Times Now, 02 September 2017

North Korea on the Brink, Mail Today, 16 May 2017


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