About Author

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

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.