For nearly four months I have not been able to update/write the blog for a combination of reasons.
One was of course that writing the book 1965: Turning Tide: How India won the war (http://www.amazon.in/1965-Turning-Tide-How-India/dp/9385436848/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1445197846&sr=1-3&keywords=1965+war), kept me away from the blog since the book had to be delivered in a time-bound manner.
Second, setting up a new venture BharatShakti ( http://bharatshakti.in/), due to begin operations in mid-November, took up the rest of the time.
Third, the US government invited me--out of the blue--to attend an Advanced Security Cooperation Course (http://apcss.org/college/#asc) at the Asia Pacific Centre for Security Studies in Honolulu, Hawaii between September 24 and October 29.
Indeed, I am writing this entry from Honolulu.
But, I shall return (as Gen. Douglas MacArthur famously said in much more daunting circumstances during WW II!!).
Mid-November will hopefully see me blogging more frequently with updates from my new venture intended to promote and support India's quest for self-reliance in defence.
Till then, wishing everyone a happy and enjoyable festive season ahead.