Nitin Gokhale

Nitin A. Gokhale, currently NDTV's Security & Strategic Affairs Editor, is an authoritative defence analyst, author, media trainer and a multi-media reporter with 30 years experience across web, print and broadcast mediums. Author of three books on insurgency, war and demography, he regularly teaches and lectures at India's National Defence College, the Army, Navy and Air Force War Colleges, Defence Services Staff College. In his reporting career, Gokhale has reported the Kargil War, the Eelam War IV in Sri Lanka and different insurgencies from Kashmir, North-east and Left Wing Extremism areas.

VIDEO: VK Singh - No Plans to Join Politics

Sep 09, 2013

Nitin Gokhale speaks to VK Singh about India's political scene. In an interview with Nitin Gokhale, former Army Chief General VK Singh said he has no plans to join politics or contest elections against Indian Congress President Sonia Gandhi. A transcript of the interview can be found here. 

The Indian Army’s Role in Nation Building

Aug 14, 2013

India's army has seen its role as the nation’s “ultimate weapon” diminish. The Indian nation should have been able to look back at the country’s journey from 1947 and justifiably feel proud of the progress it has made so far. Unfortunately, the overwhelming mood in India today is that of gloom,...

India-China: Looking Back to Re-Imagine the Future

May 12, 2013

The recent incursion by Chinese troops in Ladakh's Depsang area should serve as a timely reminder to India that timelines for infrastructure development along the Chinese frontier and plans to boost military capability, do not have the luxury of slippages. Almost exactly four years ago, the outgoing UPA-I government's Cabinet...

Indian Military: Hampered By Its Own Minister

Apr 14, 2013

In March 2012, a letter written by then Indian Army Chief Gen VK Singh to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh listing out major deficiencies in the Army found its way in the media creating a flutter in the establishment and showing up starkly, the ‘hollowness’ that existed in the Army.