Monday, October 19, 2015

I shall return (with apologies to Gen Douglas MacArthur)

An apology to the followers of this blog is due. 

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 (, 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 (, 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 (  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.