War and Conflict in Independent India

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The Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy and the Colonel Leslie Calahan Memorial Fund will host Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam (ret.), who will speak on "War and Conflict in Independent India."  Subramaniam is a fighter pilot-scholar-author who recently retired from the Indian Air Force after 36 years in uniform. He is an experienced fighter pilot with command, staff and instructional experience. 

A P.h.D in Defence and Strategic Studies from the University of Madras, India, he is a prolific writer, strategic commentator, and military historian and writes in the public domain for reputed journals, magazines, and newspapers. He is the author of three books including the well-received ‘India’s Wars: A Military History 1947-1971’ that has been published in India by Harper Collins and recently published in the US by the US Naval Institute Press. His other books are titled ‘Reflections of an Air Warrior’ and ‘Wider Horizons: Perspectives on National Security, Air Power & Leadership.

He is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Asia Center to research and write the sequel to his book on war and conflict in contemporary India (1972-2015). He is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Power Studies in Washington D.C, and a contributing editor at The Print, online news, and opinion platform. On his current sabbatical, he has lectured at Harvard, MIT, Georgetown, Air War College, NDU and the Carnegie Endowment and is slated to speak extensively on his work at war colleges and universities across the US over the next five months.

The event is open to the public, so all are welcomed. 


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